Are you searching for a career that’s as rewarding as a great workout? One where you can make your own hours? One where you can help people change their lives for the better? One where you can leave the stuffy shirts and ties and dress skirts behind?
Many people get into the business of fitness because they already have a passion for working out. Being a personal trainer gives you easy access to workout facilities and the ability to still focus on your own fitness goals, essentially making the gym your office. But why else should you choose to become a personal trainer? Deciding on a career path can be a challenging thing to do since you have to consider what you are interested in and have a strong passion for. You also have to look at the longer term benefits of the profession and if it’s right for you. To help you decide we’ve put together the top 5 reasons for becoming a qualified personal trainer.
Everyone has encountered a rejection over the course of their lives. Regardless of your ability, persuasion, or reputation, you will receive a “no” at least some of the time, if not most of the time. Your closing percentage, coupled with your personal training prospecting efforts, determine how often you will receive these negative responses. The relationship that you cultivate, even after it is understood that the potential client is not going to purchase anything (for now anyway), will contribute greatly to your reputation. After all, a “no” today is not an automatic “no” tomorrow!
Did you know that personal trainers who have their NASM Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES) earn 48% more than the average personal trainer?1 That’s an amazing pay increase in an industry where your income is typically determined by the number of clients you have, how many sessions they book and how much they are willing to pay you! So, how does CES bring in the extra dollars? Simple answer is, it’s an undeniable value add. Corrective exercise isn’t designed just for clients in poor physical condition or those in post-rehab. It is applicable for any client that has muscle imbalances and, with the sedentary and technology driven state our society lives in, includes nearly everyone!
Sports therapy is an aspect of fitness/healthcare and nutrition concerned with prevention of injury and rehabilitation. They’re also sometimes known as athletics trainers. There are numerous ways into the industry, through leisure centres, sports clubs, schools and other routes. Here, we explore some of the more common ways to have a career in sports therapy.
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Boxing is undoubtedly one of the toughest sports out there. Participants need every physical and mental ability to be successful; strength, stamina, fitness, desire, balance, willingness to learn…the list goes on. However, there are many boxing enthusiasts who will lace up the gloves but never actually get in the ring, and instead use the training and discipline to dramatically improve their overall fitness and health without taking punches.
The group fitness sector is booming in popularity; it’s wide ranging and diverse, from yoga to cross training, and indoor cycling classes to HIIT, there should be something for everyone of all ages, strengths and fitness. The old clichés of the types of people who participate, such as ‘ladies in lycra’ have largely gone - you’re likely to find a balance of like-minded people who just want to get fit and have fun doing so.
What is indoor cycling?
Indoor cycling is typically taught in classes of perhaps up to 20 people. The classes are almost always set to music and are a proper cardio workout, while also strengthening the lower body and shoulders in particular. While neither rhythmical nor particularly complex in the movements, participants will be standing, sprinting, and sitting on the bike at various times, and altering their speed accordingly. For effective and continued weight loss, increasing resistance – weight in the pedals – will be needed. Classes typically last 30-60 minutes.
Sports massage is rapidly becoming a popular career choice for those interested in helping sporting participants avoid and recover from injuries and pain. It can be a very rewarding career, and one that will give relief and happiness to people for whom their bodies are tools of their trade, and must be maintained with the utmost care.