Why being a Personal Training is a great career move for Mums

As a Mum, it’s a given that you wish to spend as much time with your family as possible. And if you still crave independence, a career and your own income, working as a personal trainer may be just the solution for you.

Benefits of Personal Training Career as a mum

The flexibility to choose your own hours and the control over how much you earn are the two big draw cards of a career in personal training for busy mums. You can choose to book clients around your availability, and there is no need to work at a fulltime schedule. You can also increase/decrease the client load based on your income requirement/time constraints.

Some other benefits of a personal training career for mums include:

  • Flexibility – choose your working hours
  • Income – work with as many clients as you need to
  • Diversity – no two days are ever the same
  • Reward – there’s no better satisfaction then helping others

Mums and Personal Training

Being a mum includes being a role model and a leader, and being a Personal Trainer is much the same. If you want to help others, motivate them, lead them to a successful goal achievement and inspire them to be a better person – think about the positive impact you can have on your own and others’ lives.

It is also a great idea to take on other mums as clients, since their schedules would match your own. You could run your own sessions before school, after school or even host a mums and bubs class – the options are endless.

Getting a qualification

If you’re interested in a career as a personal trainer, it’s important to gain a nationally recognised qualification. Gaining a nationally recognised qualification ensures you are complying with the standards set by the industry. Personal Trainers are required to hold Public Liability Insurance, and this will not be granted to someone without an industry approved qualification.

ACPE Academy is an accredited VET Education provider with nationally accredited courses, which are recognised by Fitness Australia, a not-for-profit, 26,000 member-strong industry association committed to enhancing industry standards and professionalism. If you’re a busy mum needing a flexible schedule, there are also a number of flexible study options for keen mums on the go including full-time, part-time and online.

About ACPE Academy

ACPE Academy takes a ‘hands on’ approach with our Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Diploma of Management course. You’ll gain the skills and knowledge to work as a registered fitness instructor or Personal Trainer and courses equip you to be a confident and inspirational trainer, with expertise to conduct fitness assessments and design programs different groups.

Find out more about ACPE Academy.



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  • This is the best way to keep fit, keep a job and look after your kids at the same time! i know many mums are doing this now i’ve thought about it myself.


  • I am a Zumba Instructor and it’s great for me as it’s flexible and I still get my own workout while having fun and making new friends.


  • It would be a great way of being paid to be active and maintain your own fitness.


  • I know quite a few people who do this and am amazed by how fit these mummies are!


  • This is something i could do!


  • Good read thanks for the information


  • This would be a great option for me, I’m not sure about the time/money required to get qualified though


  • A great read. Very interesting topic.


  • this would be a great thing to get into as everyone goes on an exercise plan at some stage


  • maybe as a mum, but not as a grandma :)


  • thank you for sharing this


  • thanks for sharing, was a good read


  • I don’t think I am cut out to be a personal trainer


  • Wonderful advice, a very motivational article.


  • It is also quite important to point out that personal training is a professional area that when done correctly takes many years of study and dedication.


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