How to become a personal trainer: Louis' story

Meet Louis, 23, from Sussex, to find out more about life as a personal trainer. Part of the BBC Bitesize World of work series.

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I love helping people to live long, healthy and happy lives.

  • Louis' job is to help people stay healthy in two ways – by teaching them how to exercise safely and by helping them to eat healthy food.
  • Louis learnt about the fitness industry when he was 14 – his mum hired him a person trainer after he broke his collarbone playing rugby.
  • He decided this was the career for him and spent time gaining work experience so he could start his professional training.
  • Day-to-day, Louis meets clients at his local gym and is working to complete a course that will make him a certified nutritionist – this is someone who helps people understand how food impacts health.

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