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Benefits of E-Learning for Personal Trainers
April 19, 2011

Looking for personal trainer courses online, but not sure it's for you?

The beauty of studying towards a fitness industry qualification through E-Learning is that you get to choose when and where you do your study. That's good news when you're juggling personal commitments like work or uni, sports, groups and at the end of the week, hopefully some form of social life.

Based on my own experience, I'd like to share the top 5 benefits of studying online and how it can help you with your personal training career:

1. One stop shop of learning materials.
Having electronic Learning materials accessible from one central location is great for certain personality types (like mine)! It's neatly stored away in the computer, it doesn't get wet or lost and I found the information both concise and easy to grasp through the various tools, online forums and library resources.

2. Connect with other Personal Trainers in the same boat.
The online campus gives a sense of connection to other students who were studying the same papers. You can share ideas and thoughts on an upcoming assessment or arrange to meet up with a new friend for coffee.

3. Night-owls study best at night.
If you're a night-owl you are mostly motivated during the evening, so the flexibility offered by e-learning allows you to study at night when it's most convenient for you. Conversely, if early morning is better for you, then why not set your alarm early - grab a cuppa, power up your laptop and whip out an essay before you head off to work or uni.

4. Prioritise your study time so you can still get out and see your friends.
Being able to view the work allocated for the semester, allows you to section off studying into weekly and daily bite sized portions giving you more free time to catch up with friends and family.

5. E-mail nutrition plans to clients in one easy step.
You might need to access relevant modules and information like physiology or nutrition while training your clients. Email is much faster than snail mail and you don't have to wait till the next training session to share the information.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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