With every second person you know
doing personal training courses these days
And with more and more personal training
courses being offered….
It’s getting even harder to tell the good
from the bad, to the downright UGLY.
Because here’s the absolute TRUTH…
(I could get in HUGE trouble for saying this
But it HAS to be said)
It’s so easy for companies to tell you
What you WANT to hear.
Or even worse, blind you with bullsh*t
Which sounds so convincing…..
…We want to believe it.
And we THINK we’ve made the right choice.
It’s not until afterwards, when we come
out the other end, that we realise
we didn’t get what we were supposed to.
It’s kinda like getting caught with your
There’s no hiding the fact when it’s
all hanging out (Or lack there of )
What am I talking about?
It’s when people go on personal training
…And while they have a great experience
(its been fun and enjoyable
and they “learnt loads”)
It’s when they start working and
see other trainers with clients,
doing stuff and, talking about skills
they have no idea about, that gets
where the hell did you learn that?
WTF even is that you’re doing?”
I learnt it on my PT course…hold
on wait a minute… you mean you
DIDN’T get that on YOUR PT Course?”
Come’s the answer
And there you have it, your pants have
Just Been pulled well down, for everyone
to see exactly what you got.
And by the sounds of it
It’s not pretty.
(Get educated if you don’t want to look like you learnt at “globogym”)
I’m not about to talk anyone down
here though, if that’s what think is coming.
I just want to throw my thoughts on this
whole thing into the mix
Because if your anything like me
You hate the smell of BS.
I get crazy mad when I see people being
Especially where their money, future,
or career, is put at risk.
(without all the BS)
Exactly what drives me crazy about all this.
When thinking about personal training courses
Here’s the first bullshit detector you need,
For me it’s this question….
Are your certificates recognized internationally.”
This one question makes me want to
blow my brains out, seriously.
Not because the people who ask it annoy me,
It’s not that at all.
(I will get to that why it annoys me in a minute)
But first let me explain this
It’s not their fault.
I mean who the hell wants to invest in an education
if it’s not actually recognized.
I would guess nobody would.
Not intentionally anyway.
I want to make this point very clear.
Elite Fitness And Performance Academy are a
REPS Ireland approved course provider.
Just like all the big hitters in this business
we have been put through the same rigorous
testing and quality assurance procedures as the
others who offer the same Fitness qualifications
that we do.
SO, if you’re in any doubt just read this line below:
The certificates & qualification standard are the SAME
AND they are recognized in the same countries.
Actually here’s a better one.
Read it on the REPS Ireland website ==> HERE
You will see that our personal training courses
have the same certification and, therefore are
Recognised in, the same countries as
everyone else’s certificates.
SO why do I hate this question?
Because somewhere, some “jobsworth” is
creating the confusion by trying to pull
the wool over peoples eyes.
They try to argue that their certificate is
recognized in more countries than mine.
When it’s all there in black and white on
the REPS Ireland website.
My thoughts are this.
When you now know the truth.
That the certificates are the same.
You are left with the only question
Am I going to learn what I want to
learn on this course?”
Or put another way:
Does the course syllabus cover the
stuff I need to know that will make me
A stand out personal trainer in the industry.”
DO you hear what I’m saying there because theres a HUGE lesson:
Certifications do NOT qualify you to train someone to get RESULTS they will pay for.
And listen up….
….As trainers we are in the RESULTS business.
You need to get results and BE A LEADER.
It’s EDUCATION that will provide the difference
in a hugely competitive TOTALLY Saturated market
place with samey samey YELLOW pack, “tesco’s own brand”
guys who dont get taught how to survive in this market place
Because their Provider doesn’t care enough to do so.
They don’t even have the mission or vision
to show them the way in the first place.
They just get bums on seats and work on
That’s Not what we are about here at Elite FPA
Here’s what I know:
(Ask your course tutor “What the last book read on fitness?)
When I was qualifying as a trainer I was horrified
at what kind of education was out there.
I just wanted to help people get their
Goals: be healthier fitter leaner… (you get the idea)
….if you want to see what’s on our syllabus you
can download the full prospectus here…..
But the course I studied was average at best.
I danced around steps and learned the grapevine.
It was not what I was expecting.
(to say the least)
I was never going to use it.
Not with the clients I wanted to train.
Fast forward a few years of learning and
development and I knew I had to do
something about it
That’s when we assembled the
team that became ELITEFPA,
We re-wrote the “rule-book” we threw
out what wasn’t necessary, and added
in what we knew would be the best
education in the business.
We worked hard with the governing
bodies to get it accepted.
People told us we couldn’t
(and shouldn’t do it)
But we stuck to our core values
and delivered it anyway.
Because we knew it would make a difference
And in doing so we created a new
breed of trainer.
And a new breed of education.
That’s why we got copied by the other guys.
They started to try to add in the same stuff
we teach to their courses.
(You can’t Polish a turd, they say, but you can roll it in glitter and, stick it in a nice box)
“Imitation is the best form of flattery” (they say)
So we succeeded.
Because we changed the way courses were taught,
we made the big guys sit up and take notice.
That’s what we wanted to do:
We want to change the way fitness is done.
We always wanted to change the standard of
education from within the industry.
(Its easy to say but hard to do)
We are still the innovators the rest are
watching to see what we come out with next.
We are still the guys that gym owners
look to for new staff first.
We are still here
we are still leading the way.
If you want to join the leaders of this
industry so you can become a leader yourself
and be THAT trainer who makes a real difference…
Then you want to ask yourself those questions
Again and make the right choice for you.
If you have read this far then
you will already know what to do.
Use this ===> link <==== to download our
course prospectus and see what makes us different