We always recommend continued learning, as Personal Trainers we are constantly exploring new schools of thought and adding to our knowledge. Here are a couple of titles that we'd suggest reading. Once you're on the course, we will advise on a whole host of others.
- Mark Rippetoe: Starting Strength
- Paul Chek: How to eat, Move and be Healthy
- Why We Get Fat: And What to Do about It
- Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find Your Path Back to Health
- Deep Nutrition: Why Your Genes Need Traditional Food: 1
- Supple Leopard
- Gut - Giulia Enders
- Eating Less- Gillian Riley
- Mindless Eating- Brian Wansink
- The Fat Loss Prescription- Spencer Nadolsky
- Willpower- Roy Baumeister
- The Power of Habit
Our Help With Your Future
A huge part of our development process is preparing students for
“life after the course”.
As City Studio operators, we offer a great “hands on” learning platform with
free access to all our fitness classes whilst on our course.
Our in-house Personal Trainers are always on hand to advise students with advice on
working in the industry.
We are the ONLY course provider that offers this unique “train as much as you like”
facility, meaning you can supplement your classroom sessions with as many free
training sessions as you like.
We also include in our courses;
essential in our opinion. If you’re looking for a job as a PT when newly qualified,
you will be competing against established PTs with 100s of hours of experience,
knowing how to sell and present yourself at this stage is imperative.
If you intend to work for yourself straight away, it’s important to ensure you’re up
on your facts. We spend time to make you aware of the formal aspects of self-employment, such
as liability insurance, book-keeping etc. Although not legal advice, our guidance
provides insight on areas worthy of attention. As part of this guidance, we
recommend areas where professional advice can make sure you get it right.
Useful for either route taken post training, but most relevant to those looking to set
up on their own. We cover areas on promoting, branding, and fee charging.
Personal Training is a skilled profession, and relies on the Trainer delivering their
knowledge in the most effective way. Very often personal trainers are sought to help
overhaul an individual’s physical wellbeing and appearance, with such bespoke
requirements, it’s our belief that fees shouldn’t be discounted, and we offer advice
on how to keep your rate representative of the professional service you provide.
Don’t discount, you don’t have to, and it only devalues your skills.