Completing a PT Course Online: The Challenges and Benefits of Online Learning

Explore the benefits and challenges of online PT courses, offering flexibility, self-paced learning, and mentorship opportunities for aspiring trainers.

Embracing the digital age, online learning provides a flexible and convenient alternative to traditional courses. Completing a PT online course allows aspiring personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts to enjoy a self-paced learning experience that fits their schedule. With a blend of digital and practical instruction, they are important in developing successful personal trainers. Online PT courses provide the ultimate benefit of giving you control over your educational experience. You can learn from anywhere and at any time with complete freedom. 

FiT’s online personal training courses exemplify this approach, offering the opportunity to become your own boss in the fitness industry. With 24/7 access to course content, FiT makes completing your course more accessible than ever.

Benefits of Online PT Courses

Online personal training courses embrace the digital fitness revolution, providing a flexible and convenient approach to learning. Whether you work late or have a hectic schedule, an online PT course lets you learn at your own pace. Plus, you get 24/7 access to course content that fits your lifestyle.

Flexibility and Convenience

Online personal training courses are a game-changer for those who want to become certified personal trainers. According to a survey, 81% of the respondents found it easy to balance their education with their personal lives through online learning. The online PT course works with your schedule, allowing you to train wherever and whenever you want. This self-paced learning is specifically designed to fit into any lifestyle, eliminating the hassle of commuting and working around tight schedules. The flexibility and convenience make it easier for students to find it easy to balance education and their personal lives.

Direct Mentorship Opportunities

One significant benefit of taking a PT course online is the chance to learn with experienced personal trainers. You’re getting professional guidance on exercises, proper execution, and expert nutrition advice. This valuable mentorship allows you to learn and demonstrate your advancements, discuss ways to improve, and receive expert advice that supports your journey to becoming a personal trainer.

Opportunity for Self-Paced Learning

A key reason many choose an online PT course is the flexibility it provides, a cornerstone of effective online learning. Whether you prefer watching lectures at dawn or undertaking practical sessions at midnight, self-paced learning combined with a series of highly professional ‘hands-on’ virtual workshops offers the convenience we crave in our busy lives. Studies show that online learning increases retention rates by 25% to 60%, a significant improvement compared to the lower retention rates of traditional face-to-face training, typically only 8% to 10%. This benefit adds another compelling reason to consider online PT courses.

Cost Efficiency

Online courses offer a money-saving alternative compared to traditional face-to-face courses. Hiring personal trainers can be costly over many months, but with online learning, you’re cutting out travel costs as you don’t have to commute to a training centre or gym – you can learn from the comfort of your home or any place that suits you. This allows you to save money on gym fees, transport, and other associated costs. Online PT courses come with affordable fees, making them an excellent choice for those looking to start a fitness career without breaking the bank.

Opportunity for Continuous Education

Online PT courses offer a path to never-ending learning in your fitness career. These courses let future trainers access a wealth of materials and resources, helping them stay updated with the newest styles and techniques. As an aspiring fitness professional, this continuous education helps improve your skills and discover new ways to train, leading to advanced certifications that ensure you get the best results for your clients.

Challenges of Online Learning

When it comes to online learning, especially in personal training courses, some unique challenges require self-discipline and the ability to balance theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

Self-Discipline and Motivation

Aspiring personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts engaging in online courses face the challenge of maintaining self-discipline and motivation. The absence of direct interaction can affect motivation, necessitating a strong commitment to learning. This challenge can be overcome by setting a regular schedule, establishing goals, and paying attention to the course content. Trusting yourself and your passion for fitness can fuel your motivation, making your fitness training journey a successful one.

Balancing Practical Skills

Online personal training courses demand a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical skill development. This can be a challenge in a PT online course, as fitness is a field that requires hands-on experience. Fitness Industry Training provides numerous in-person training days at a gym near you to ensure in-depth, hands-on learning where you can put everything you have learned online to action, supported by industry-leading trainers and mentors.  Despite these challenges, the effectiveness and convenience of online personal training courses make them a flexible and viable option for further education and career advancement in the fitness industry. Ready to take the next step in your fitness career? Reach out to FIT now and talk to a course advisor. Get the best online personal trainer courses customised to your lifestyle and goals.

FiT Transforming Lives: Inspiring Success Stories

Hear from FiT student Georgia

It’s really realistic, you know, their approach to Fitness and what the industry will look like for us has just been transparent, and I appreciate that from the mentors… I have a lot of confidence in approaching new clients and even conducting myself in pre-screening and gaining that confidence to correct forms and techniques on potential clients I’ll have in the future. Sometimes, that can be nerve-wracking, but I’ve been given a lot of guidance on how to do that, and that confidence has increased. I feel a lot more confident in my own training and fitness journey as well…” – Georgia [Watch the full here]

Now, let's hear another success story from Tara.

“I think the ways Fit has prepared me to be successful in the industry are the practical days, which has been very beneficial. The coaching I’ve received has set me up to feel confident and put my knowledge into practice. I see my fitness career taking me once I’m finished to eventually do in-person personal training as well as online and then continue developing my skills to be the best fitness professional I can be. Cassandra has been very hands-on, very one-on-one, specifically by email. I felt very supported. Not once have I ever felt like you were a money grabber. They want me to succeed as a personal trainer. Matt, in the in-person sessions, has just made them fun. It didn’t feel like I was serious, even though it was serious.” – Tara [Watch the full video here]

Let's hear one more story from Saurabh:

“My learning has been supported quite a bit by the fit team. It’s because they have always been available around the clock whenever I needed help with anything. They were just an email or a phone call away, and the response was pretty quick… Fit experience helping in my personal growth was more like as an an individual. You have so much knowledge and still, like you know, you can contribute in a very humble manner. That’s something I’ll take away from the coaches here and the learning.” – Saurabh [Watch the full video here]

Start or Advance Your Fitness Career with FiT's Course Offerings

FiT provides comprehensive courses for aspiring fitness professionals or anyone wishing to build a career in the fitness industry.

The Certificate III in Fitnesss is a great starting point for individuals aiming to make their mark in the fitness industry. This course provides the knowledge and skills needed to become a fully qualified gym or group fitness instructor. Students have the flexibility to choose their own hours while being coached by experienced industry professionals from Fitness Industry Training. The course enables students to instruct a variety of exercise programs in different environments, catering to skill levels ranging from beginner through to advanced. Upon completion, students receive a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness.

Building on the foundational knowledge from SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, the Certificate IV in Fitness course is designed for those wishing to instruct more complex exercise programs. It prepares students to work with individual clients or small groups, again accommodating various skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Fitness Industry Training offers a fast-track option for the Certificate IV in Fitness. This allows students to complete eight prerequisite units from Certificate III while continuing into Certificate IV. Students must complete first aid and CPR certification to finish the course. This program promises to excite and inspire from start to finish, offering a blended approach to learning that combines self-paced study with professional virtual workshops.

Ready to Shape Your Fitness Career with FiT's Online Courses?

Deciding to start or advance your fitness career is a big step. Consider your career aspirations and how they align with FiT’s online courses. Whether you’re starting from scratch or aiming for higher levels, our comprehensive range of offerings can cater to your needs. With us, you’ll:

Remember, your decision today can shape your fitness career tomorrow. Choose FiT, and let’s achieve your goals together.

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