Career as a Personal Trainer
Overview - Do you think that earning a living from your love for exercise is a stretch? It's not. Careers in fitness are one of the fastest-growing segments of the US job market, and leading the way are personal trainers. In fact, the ranks of personal trainers have jumped by almost 50 percent over the last ten years, and there is no sign of this job growth slowing up any time soon. Read more...
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Do you think that earning a living from your love for exercise is a stretch? It's not. Careers in fitness are one of the fastest-growing segments of the US job market, and leading the way are personal trainers. In fact, the ranks of personal trainers have jumped by almost 50 percent over the last ten years, and there is no sign of this job growth slowing up any time soon. Young and old, men and women, people of all income levels are signing up for fitness classes and personal training sessions at an ever-increasing rate. With obesity being blamed for many of the health problems that people face today, thousands of people throughout the nation are determined to shed their extra weight. These people are turning to personal trainers to assist them in reaching that goal. Reality television shows like The Biggest Loser have proven that no matter how overweight people are, they can slim down and learn how to stay fit with the aid of a knowledgeable personal trainer. Those who are already in good physical shape and want to stay that way also pay personal trainers to fine tune their exercise routines and provide expertise on the latest fitness trends. Athletes, dancers, rock singers, actors, and others whose professional careers rely on being in shape, retain personal trainers to keep them in peak form. Corporations bring in personal trainers to help top executives stay at their physical best. Today, more than ever before, the emphasis is maintaining good health by exercising and eating properly, and personal trainers can provide valuable insights in both these areas. Fitness is a service industry. Every client is different, every client needs an individualized exercise program. Being a personal trainer is not a job that can be taken over by automation or outsourced to another country. This is work that needs to be done face to face, and your clients come to rely on your services. You become an important part of their weekly routine, and you tweak their fitness programs as they go through life. Outstanding personal trainers can keep their clients for many years. When your clients look and feel good, you are rewarded. The job takes discipline and dedication. Personal trainers have to stay focused and must keep their clients motivated. You are working with people one-on-one. You are in charge of their exercise regimens, and that makes being a personal trainer a results-oriented job. Whether they love to exercise or don't, your clients want to look in the mirror and be happy with what they see. If they aren't, they may not continue working out with you. Successful personal trainers don't let their clients slack off. That means pushing clients to reach new fitness goals during every workout session, even though there are going to be days they just don't want to exercise. Each time you take on a client, you are putting your reputation on the line. With every success, the demand for your services grows, along with increased earnings. This Careers Report contains a wealth of unbiased information about an occupational field, based on direct interviews with reliable experts. Careers Reports cover attractive and unattractive sides, opportunities, education necessary, personal qualifications required, earnings, descriptions of different job specialties, first person accounts by those in the field, and how to get started; including practical advice on what to do now. There are links to schools and colleges, associations, periodicals and other sources of useful information. Careers Reports are the results of impartial research that will give you answers for today and tomorrow. Careers Reports will help you choose the work which will fulfill your life and reward your expectations. You may not know what you want to do -- even what there is to do. There never was a time when selecting a career was more important . . .or more baffling.
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