Online, holistic and with softskills, the evolution of personal trainer training: "We open our minds to future trainers"

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When the INEF career ended, Rafael Romero, had very “vertical” knowledge about the responsibilities of a personal trainer. He knew that he needed to expand his soft skills, soft knowledge, regarding the development of what he wanted to be his job: marketing, communication, business management…

Upon detecting this need in his union, he decided to set up a different sports training center, which he offers to his students.a more 360 ​​and not so much vertical knowledge“. “We open the minds of future personal trainers,” says Romero himself. His focus is not only to train future sports trainers or nutritionists, but to help them develop their business from a broader perspective.

Thus, its nine training programs that focus on courses and masters for fitness instructors, personal trainer, sports nutrition, coaching or collective activities cover a broader picture than other training centers do. “We must respond to greater social awareness about sport and the increase in knowledge that the general public has about exercises and sports skills,” says the CEO of Fivestars.

The other fundamental pillar of this new training is technology. Online training allows “bringing the best teachers closer to the students’ computers anywhere in Spain.” “The in-person format was very expensive and difficult”Romero says, so his concept, born in 2010, focused on virtual education not with recorded videos but with live videoconferences.

On the other side of the computer were world champions and doctors in Sports Sciences such as Demetrio Lozano or specialists of recognized prestige such as Xavi Rechehas been a Data Analyst for FC Barcelona, Martin Bucheithas been a physical trainer for PSG or Meno Heselmansathlete, researcher and author in magazines such as Men’s Health, among others.

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