Up your trainer game: The importance of ongoing learning for fit pros

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Monday, 20 February 2023

As the fitness industry continues to evolve, it is essential to stay up-to-date with the latest research, techniques, and trends. Whether you are a personal trainer or group fitness instructor, ongoing education is crucial to maintaining your skills and providing the best possible service to your members and clients. 

Below we discuss the importance of ongoing education for fitness professionals and how Myzone can support this.

What are education points?

Across the globe, fitness organisations require their trained members to continually complete continuing education credits (CECs), these requirements differ by accreditation provider with some requiring more than others. Fitness professionals meet these requirements through ongoing training, done at their own pace and in their own time.

Why they’re important?

They ensure that everyone qualified is continuing to grow, develop and stay ahead of the fitness curve.

The fitness industry is continuously evolving with new techniques, technologies, and research findings. Ongoing training ensures that fitness professionals stay up to date with these changes, maintaining high industry standards.

Ongoing training also allows fitness professionals to refine their skills, learn new techniques, and gain a deeper understanding of exercise science. This, in turn, can help them design more effective programs and deliver better outcomes for gym members, and for clients.

It supports the trainer too, by ensuring that they can enhance their credibility through thought-out and planned accreditations. Ensuring they gain new skills, expand their knowledge base, and take on new roles within the industry. This can lead to career advancement and greater earning potential. Whilst setting them apart from those who do not fully invest in their professional development and setting your facility apart by delivering higher quality training.

How to earn credits?

Credits can be earned in a mix of ways, and for a range of prices, for example:

  • Attending webinars 
  • Short online courses 
  • On-day workshops 
  • Longer workshops  

When deciding what courses your staff should take, or you as a trainer should take it’s important to consider: current knowledge gaps, upcoming trends, personal enjoyment, and, of course, logistics such as cost and location.

How can Myzone help?

Myzone offers its customers and their team's several free options for gaining credits – unique to each of the global regions.

  • Master Training (location dependent) - In-person training for Myzone customers and their staff, at their facility. Practical learning on site.  
  • Myzone University (format is location dependent) – an online or in-person that upskills in Myzone, member engagement, and heart-rate-specific training.  
  • Heart Rate Training online course by Jesse Thomas, Author & Master Trainer  

To learn more about either of the above, please contact your Myzone contact, or check out the eLearning portal in your Myzone portal.

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