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June 3, 2019

Group exercise is something that many people feel more comfortable participating in before they could take the plunge and turn to a personal trainer. Though these classes are not personal in a sense of the client receiving all focus from the instructor, it is personal in the sense of what each instructor is like. Many class attendees will choose a personal trainer based on their experience with a class fitness instructor, which is why it may be a good idea to have a few classes under your belt. This week, we shall discuss just a few fitness classes you could consider teaching to gain the trust of potential clients.


CrossFit is a combination of various aerobic exercises, weightlifting, gymnastics and more. The high intensity of these movements is ideal for those who wish to burn calories at an accelerated rate. CrossFit is great to help people improve their cardio capacity too! However, it must also be noted that if not followed properly, CrossFit comes with the risk of injury. Therefore, if you were to choose this for your class, be sure to help everyone warm up properly and keep an eye on participants forms as they join in.


High-intensity interval training, also known as HIIT, involves 60 seconds of intense exercise, followed by a minute’s rest. This is usually repeated for 20 minutes. As HIIT does not follow a set formula, many fitness instructors have created their own programmes. HIIT training is becoming very popular with those who wish to get in better shape but have less time to commit than others. So, if your target audience is busy bees who may need a helping hand in getting fit, you may find them in your HIIT class!


Spinning focuses on metabolic intervals with a range of resistance levels. There are many reasons why people are drawn to spinning, one of which would be the nature of the class. Cycling outdoors can often be overwhelming, so having a fitness instructor there to keep people motivated can really help make the workout worthwhile. And being that instructor that makes people want to do more can also demonstrate what a fantastic personal trainer you’d be.


With a rich, long history, yoga is a holistic form of exercise that is relaxing, improves posture and progresses flexibility. The practice is enjoyed by millions around the world, and many people do it for many reasons. Some do it for a way to relax and meditate, others do it for flexibility. Many practice yoga for the sake of improving their mental wellbeing. If you’re looking for clients who are simply after a healthier lifestyle, you may find them in a yoga class.


Accidentally founded by Alberto Perez in the 90s, Zumba brings together music and dance from around the world with cardio fitness. Choreography is incredibly diverse and brings together a worldwide range of genres, from reggaeton and hip-hop to light rock and kpop. The biggest reason why people turn to Zumba for getting fit is that it is simply fun. There are different levels for people to follow if they feel their ability is limited and there are even different class styles for different age groups! Zumba kids and Zumba gold are the main two examples that demonstrate how anyone is welcome to take part. So, if you wish to take on clients who simply want to see the fun in getting fit, you may want to consider adding a Zumba instructor qualification to your belt.

From fitness classes to personal training

Now you have a list of class choices that could get your foot in the door for gaining a PT client list, you need to make sure you have the PT qualifications to provide the service you want. With a range of courses from Fit2Train, you can be sure to offer your clients the best personal training experience possible. To learn more, drop us an email at to speak to a member of our team.

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