If 2020 has taught the fitness industry anything, it’s that when the unexpected happens, being flexible and adaptable is an important quality to have as a personal trainer. This is our guide on how to become a suspended movement training specialist.
This year, we’ve seen gyms close (*twice*) with exercise online and outdoors rising. If your client base is in the one-to one-training area, or you have clients who have been uncomfortable with returning to training in a gym, it’s important that you find viable solutions that enable you to keep earning a living.
At T2, we recommend you should always look to expand your skillset, learn new training techniques and boost your qualifications. But, knowing which one will work best in your case can be tricky, as you don’t have time nor money to waste on something that is just a temporary fitness fad.
In this post, we will tell you how to become a suspended movement training specialist, and also why doing so is good choice, so read on!
Why is Specializing in Suspended Movement Training a Good Idea?
Suspended movement training has become increasingly popular, primarily thanks to TRX, MiloKit, Jungle Gym a few other brands who dominate the suspension training arena.
But, if this type of exercise wasn’t effective and convenient, its popularity would fade in no time. Instead, it keeps rising, and suspension training becoming part of the staple station on the gym floor.
Perhaps more importantly in 2020, because suspension training equipment is affordable, versatile, and convenient, it has become a staple of home and outdoor fitness too. Suspension training equipment is lightweight and small in size, and it is very easy to carry around.
In essence, you’re taking a portable gym with you: you can meet clients in parks or gardens to provide 1-on-1 personal training, even when gyms are closed.
Simply attach the suspension training equipment to bars, fences, trees or any other piece of sturdy equipment already there, giving you even the tools you need to provide a well-rounded session for your client.
Getting a suspension training qualification has the potential to pay off. Not only do gyms look hire quality and educated PTs, but you will also be able to train clients privately, anywhere you want, without investing heavily in exercise equipment.
How to Become A Suspended Movement Training Specialist
Although suspended movement training seems simple at first glance, there are a lot of things a good coach must learn to train clients properly. Even if you have a Personal Training Diploma, getting a suspended training qualification will equip you with the skills and expertise you need to offering this type of service safely and effectively.
T2 Fitness has a Suspended Movement Training CPD designed for Level 2 Fitness Instructors looking to get into suspension training. Completing this one-day Continuous Professional Development course will teach you all the necessities of suspension training – you will learn how exercises are performed safely, how to adjust equipment for different client needs and exercise types, but you will also learn advanced suspended movement training strategies and ways how to structure your workouts, whether individual or small-group.
Suspended movement training is a great qualification to boost your earning potential as a freelance personal trainer by offering an enhanced customer experience. Not only will it demonstrate to prospective gyms and employers that you’re committed to further training, but it will also equip you with a new set of training techniques to make your training sessions varied and engaging.
Additionally, because not many coaches have this type of certification, you will instantly stand out from your competition, making it a CPD qualification that should help enhance your career and client experience further.