How to Make a Good PT Profile Even Better

We didn’t want the profiles on Love The Burn to all look the same and so we have tried to leave it up to individuals to decide what to include in the ‘About The Trainer’ section.

However, following our post ‘5 important characteristics of a great PT profile’, we were asked to provide some examples of how to make a good PT profile even better

A good structure to follow is to have an introduction that will grab a potential client’s attention and then choose a few of the following areas to let the reader get to know the real you.

• Summarise your coaching approach in one or two sentences
• What type of workouts do you do with your clients and why?
• What type of exercise do you do when you work out yourself?
• What do you enjoy about being a trainer?
• Why did you want to become a PT?
• What you are really good at?
• What are your strengths?
• How you get the best out of your clients?
• What areas of training do you specialise in?
• What is your personality type?

Remember, there are lots of other trainers out there who will probably have similar qualifications and experience to you so the best way to stand out is to be yourself and avoid generic statements that don’t really mean much.

This is a real-life example from NRPT of an introduction that doesn’t really cut it:
“Professionally trained person who can train and motivate you achieving your goals in the most simple and effective way possible.”

 

The reasons I don’t like this are:

1.     All the PTs on Love The Burn will be professionally trained so this is a waste of words.

2.     I’d expect all the trainers to be able to train you

3.     ‘motivate you achieving your goals’ doesn’t make any sense. It’s probably a typing error but still.

Here are some examples that you might find useful when completing your own profile:

The Introduction

A Good One

I’m a Personal Trainer with over 10 years of experience working within gyms, in people’s homes and in local parks.

 

A Better One

Whether you want to train outdoors, in your own home, a gym or place of work, I bring 10 years of Personal Training experience to you!

 

A Good One

I’m an experienced trainer specialising in weight loss, injury rehab and fitness.

 

A Better One

If you want to lose weight, overcome an injury or just get fitter I can support you. I enjoy combining latest techniques with proven training methods to help my clients achieve the results they want.

 

What type of workouts do you do with your clients and why?

A Good One

I run a lot of high intensity interval training sessions with individuals and groups using body weight exercises, hand weights/kettlebell and resistance bands.

 

A Better One

You don’t always need complicated, expensive equipment. My favourite way of training is doing HIIT sessions, using innovative body weight exercises, hand weights and resistance bands so you can workout whenever and wherever you want.

 

 

What areas of training do you specialise in?

A Good One

I have trained a number of pregnant women and for the last 6 years I have run post natal buggy classes in local parks. I am also a mum to 2 young boys, aged 4 & 6

 

A Better One

If you’re pregnant or post-natal then we can create a safe and effective workout for you.  I’ve trained a number of pregnant women and for the last 6 years I have run post-natal buggy classes in local parks. Being a mum to 2 young boys, aged 4 & 6, I know how important and how difficult it can be to maintain your exercise regime.

Summarise your approach in 1 or 2 sentences

A Good One

My training approach is simple, effective and goal driven.

 

A Better One

I’ll support you and encourage you towards your goals.  I like to keep things simple and provide straight forward solutions that have worked for me and my clients time and time again.

 

A Good One

I push my clients to the limit and squeeze the most out of each session. I like to work with serious fitness freaks and athletes and push them to the limit.

 

A Better One

I know when to push you and when to hold back so that training is safe but effective. I like to work with elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts and have the ability to accelerate their progress by getting the best from them in every session. If you enjoy a tough workout, let me know and we will have a blast.

 

A Good One

I’m a supportive and dedicated Personal Trainer, specialising in weight management. I don’t like to push clients too hard so that training stops being fun.

 

A Better One

to get myself in shape so I can relate to people struggling with weight loss and poor body image. For me, training should always be light hearted and fun. I want to pass on my experience to you, help you reach your goals and change your life without the shouting, guilt and intimidation. Lycra is optional.

 

What do you enjoy about being a trainer?

A Good One

I enjoy working with different people and helping my clients get in shape in a fun, simple way that has lasting effects.

 

A Better One

The best thing about being a trainer is helping people to change their lives. Getting in shape has a profound effect on all parts of your life. Being part of that journey is so rewarding.

 

What type of exercise do you do when you work out yourself?

A Good One

I’m a long-distance runner and can share my experience with you to improve your running.

 

A Better One

I’ve been a long-distance runner for over 15 years and have really good insight into how you can improve your endurance, mental preparation and chip away at your Personal Best while preventing injury.

Why did you want to become a PT?

A Good One

My enthusiasm for sports inevitably led me to a career in the fitness industry where I gained a few qualifications including level 3 personal trainer certificate and level 3 exercise referral diploma, which allows me to work with people who have chronic illnesses and conditions like asthma, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes etc

 

A Better One

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved playing sports and being fit so becoming a PT was a natural progression for me.  I’ve continued studying beyond basic Personal Training qualifications so that I’m able to work with people who have serious conditions like asthma, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and lower back pain. I find this part of my job really rewarding and enjoy the challenge each new client presents.