Become a VA Personal Trainer

Kickstart your fitness career today and join Virgin Active as a Gym Trainer.

Work and study as we support you on your journey to becoming an industry-best Virgin Active Personal Trainer.

see you at the assessment day

Interested in joining Virgin Active as a Gym Trainer? Excited to have a career as a Personal Trainer? Reserve your spot at one of our upcoming assessment days now.

Please follow the link and apply for this role. Only accepted candidates can attend the assessment day.

Where: Virgin Active, 26 Little Trinity Lane, Mansion House, London, EC4V 2AR

When: 17 June 2024

step 1: Part-time Gym Trainer

0 - 4 months

  • Obtain your Qualifications through 1 day a week with the Academy.
  • Virgin Active will support you with 8 hours a week of gym floor time.
  • Start to build your reputation with club members.
  • step 2: Full-time Gym Trainer

    5 - 12 months

  • Work in club full time providing inductions for new members.
  • Continue training on Products, Sales and Customer Service.
  • Start teaching Group Exercise classes of your choice.
  • step 3: Qualified Personal Trainer

    13 months and beyond

  • Start Personal Training members in Virgin Active clubs.
  • Build your client base and put your learnings into practice.
  • Increase your earning potential with further qualifications.
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    Course start dates


  • 29th June 2024
  • 6th July 2024

    Outside of London

  • 7th July 2024

    It is mandatory to attend the PT open day in order to progress onto our Personal Training course.

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    What will I learn? Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer.

    This includes:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Safety, duty of Care & ethics
  • Programme Planning
  • Food diary analysis & nutrition for physical activity
  • How to successfully set up and manage a personal training business  

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    How I am assessed?

  • Practical demonstrations
  • Your portfolio of evidence
  • Multiple choice exam
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    What can I teach?

    Once you have completed the 12 months, you will be able to teach the following:

  • Effective and tailored Personal Training sessions
  • Basic nutrition to support fitness
  • Group Exercise classes

    You will also have the opportunity to continue learning to develop your skills and teach additional things.

  • Why PT?

    ✔ You have a passion for fitness.

    ✔ You love meeting new people and helping them reach their goals.

    ✔ You want to develop your fitness skills and knowledge.

    ✔ You want to plan and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes.

    Why Virgin Active?

    • We live and breathe fitness and have the best trainers
    • Start earning as a Gym Trainer before you progress to a PT
    • Work on our gym floors and learn in our industry-leading Academy
    • Accredited by Active IQ and CIMSPA-endorsed

    Job opportunities

    • Guaranteed progression to Virgin Active's world-class leading PT model
    • Access to vacancies across all Virgin Active clubs
    • Our employed Personal Trainers can earn over £55,000 per year outside of London and over £80,000 per year in London, for less than 30 hours per week

    Hear from our PTs

    Before you join, make sure...

    • You have a good level of physical fitness (this is a hands-on course with practical demonstrations involved!)
    • You have basic skills in communication (discussing, presenting, reading, writing)

    Ready to get going?


    yes, sign me up for PT

    Still have questions?

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