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Personal Training Online Course with ICS // The Journey Begins

I totally took education for granted when I was younger, and without sounding too old, I really regret not taking advantage of more learning opportunities. I have now got to a point where I miss learning, so with that in mind I have begun a journey with ICS Learn to do my personal training qualification.

I’m sure it isn’t going to be an easy ride, but I’m without a shadow of a doubt ready for the challenge. 

Let’s catch up on why I’ve decided to go into personal training. Back in 2003 I did an Exercise To Music (fitness instructor) course. I was studying at university at the time, but due to health I only managed to do my practical and never got round to doing my theory. YMCA changed all their course which unfortunately made what I had done invalid, frustrating is an understatement! Move us on to 2013 and I did my indoor cycling course in a spontaneous burst, but it just hasn’t seemed enough… I wanted more. 

I love fitness and I’d go as far as saying the majority of my days and thoughts circulate around training. I live to swim, cycle and run mainly – hence my passion for triathlon. I do a mixture of other things so I don’t just go in and use a gym, (I’m no one trick pony!) I like to keep my fitness on its toes. Getting back to the reason I wanted to be a PT, it all came into play after some of my blogger friends and readers, would ask me fitness and training advice. It was only then I realised my next leap was for me to become a PT. 

I was potentially meant to have done this way back in 2003, but the full time course put me off due to work commitments. It somehow seemed realistic and doable for me to register when ICS Learn launched their online version. So here I’m in 2016 and I’m finally doing it. Better late than never hey?

As mentioned I am doing the course with the distance learning company, ICS Learn (and YMCA the governing body behind it), and yes it’s all online! How is a PT course online you ask? Well, most of it is! You’ll need to do some bits in a gym to demonstrate you in action, but the majority is online at your own pace. They have forums, chats, tutors, course material and videos all at the click of a mouse button. 

I’ve only recently registered and since signing up, I have just been getting my head around it all and finding my feet. Scheduling my days of study I must admit is the hardest part being a freelancer! I never know when I’m going to be free, so I have said to myself that on a Sunday I will plan my study hours for the week ahead.

I do believe ICS Learn are the first to offer a purely online PT course, so with that in mind I’ve decided to blog and vlog my journey – in case any of you are interested in doing the same, or interested in other ICS online distance courses.

Stick with me… it’s going to be quite an energetic journey! Any questions just leave me a comment below.

*Post in collaboration with ICS Learn*




  1. September 29, 2016 / 10:33 am

    Lots of luck with completing the course and beginning your journey of being a personal trainer.

  2. September 29, 2016 / 11:38 am

    Good luck with the course you are doing – it sounds like it will be really interesting and of course help you on your jorney. x

  3. September 29, 2016 / 12:49 pm

    Good luck with your course and your journey to follow x

  4. September 29, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    You can't beat a good old challenge to get the passion fired – and your running gear is the best!

  5. September 29, 2016 / 4:06 pm

    Good luck with your course, I really hope that everything goes well for you xx

  6. September 29, 2016 / 8:19 pm

    I really admire you for taking this on – good luck with your new venture!

  7. September 29, 2016 / 11:00 pm

    I think online learning is great as you can fit it in with your life. Good luck with the personal training course x

  8. September 30, 2016 / 12:51 am

    Good luck, this sounds like a very exciting journey! I've always wanted to learn about personal training z

  9. September 30, 2016 / 10:53 am

    Good to know it is an online course. I love the convenience of online courses. Good luck with it.

  10. September 30, 2016 / 10:59 am

    Wishing you lots of luck on your course, you are quite the inspiration x

  11. September 30, 2016 / 11:10 am

    I have been doing a distance learning PT course and I am loving it. I can't wait until I am fully qualified.

  12. September 30, 2016 / 1:53 pm

    Good luck with your new journey – very inspiring and encouraging!

  13. September 30, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    Good luck with the course! Sounds challenging but I'm sure you'll stick with it! xx

  14. October 1, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Good luck with the course! Hope it all goes well x

  15. October 1, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    Good luck with your course I make it a mission to try and learn one new skill each year this year it's theta healing which is like reiki

  16. October 1, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    Best of luck! Some cracking selfies here, love your outfits

  17. October 1, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    Wishing you loads of luck with the course. Loads of people seem to be doing online courses now.

  18. October 1, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    good look with the course! i do wonder if doing it online is as effective as in person

  19. October 2, 2016 / 8:02 am

    Good luck with the course, such a wonderful thing to do! Also, I love the tropical print outfit!

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