Fabulous Careers in Personal Training

by frank-stuart

Studying a fitness course opens you up to a variety of career options. Perhaps the most obvious outcome of a fitness qualification is a career as a personal trainer. A fitness qualification can no doubt lead to a rewarding career in personal training, but you should be aware of the whole range of opportunities that are available to fitness graduates. So let’s look at some of the different types of career paths you could take if you are interested in studying fitness.

Personal Trainer

Personal trainers are in high demand because the modern Australian has a busy lifestyle and needs to get the most out of every exercise session. It’s a role that carries great responsibility and as such can be richly rewarding. The beauty of being a fitness trainer is that you can structure your job to suit your own lifestyle. If you work as a self-employed trainer you can set your own hours. Alternatively, you can work at a gym or leisure facility such as a cruise ship if that’s the path you want to take.

Fitness Facility Manager

If you want to be more involved in the administration side of the fitness industry, then you might look at a career as a fitness facility manager. This involves overseeing the operation of fitness facilities such as recreation centres, aquatic centres, sporting arenas or gyms. It’s the sort of career that would be relished by those who want to combine their love of sport and fitness with their business smarts.

Special Needs Training

What could be more fulfilling than helping people with special needs achieve their fitness goals? A job in special needs training can involve helping people with intellectual or physical disabilities improve their fitness and motor skills. Improving the physical capabilities of special needs people can greatly enhance their quality of life.

Corporate Fitness Training

This involves devising and implementing exercise regimes for groups of employees. Many workplaces encourage group exercise because it can build team morale, increase productivity and reduce absenteeism by contributing to the general health of employees.

Sports Club Trainer

Multi-million dollar professional sports clubs and many amateur suburban clubs have fitness trainers to look after players. If you want to work as a trainer with a sports club and be right among the action, then a fitness qualification would get you on the right track. One of the major drawcards of being a sports club trainer is that you are a part of the inner sanctum of a sports club and you play a major role in maximising the performance of elite athletes.

Whichever path you decide to take, all fitness professionals need to have the same basic skills, such as good communication and motivational skills, the ability to assess fitness and health and monitor it closely, and a real enthusiasm for fitness and the benefits of keeping fit.

ACPE offers a range of Fitness and Sports Science courses that will kick-start your career as a personal trainer. Our sister college, ACPE Academy, we offer three personal training courses to kick start your career – the Certificate III in Fitness, Certificate IV in Fitness and Cert III & IV Combo.

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