Are you physically active? Do you love to play sports and exercise? Do you work out every day at your local health club? Is diet and good nutrition important to you? Then you may want to consider a career as a physical fitness trainer.
Fitness trainers combine their love of physical fitness with the desire to help others to lead healthier lives. Fitness workers instruct and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities. They should be both knowledgeable and outgoing, and enjoy working with people.
Places where fitness trainers work include health clubs, resorts, hospitals, yoga and Pilates studios, country clubs, universities, and even private homes. Fitness trainers are increasingly employed by businesses, where they organize and lead health and fitness programs for a company’s employees.
Many fitness trainers specialize in their professional approach. Personal trainers work individually with clients, either in the client’s home or in a gym. They provide a high level of personal service, and can customize the program to meet the needs of the individual client.
Group exercise instructors conduct group exercise sessions in a health club, business, or resort. They must tailor their programs to provide a challenge for advanced students while not discouraging beginners. Group programs may include yoga, Pilates, aerobics, calisthenics, weight-loss exercise, or dancing.
Fitness directors have administrative duties and manage the activities of a health club or fitness center. They may be responsible for creating and overseeing programs, selecting fitness equipment, coordinating personal training and group exercise programs, and the hiring of fitness instructors.
Fitness personalities “brand” themselves by creating and selling prepackaged fitness video tapes, DVDs, and books, or by appearing on television. In this way they can effectively reach a wide audience and develop a market for their individual approach to fitness training. Successful fitness personalities include …Read More