What does a personal trainer do?
The fitness professional provides guidance to help clients achieve their personal, health, fitness, and performance goals via the implementation of exercise programs, nutritional recommendations, and suggestions in lifestyle modification. Personal trainers commonly work in clubs, homes of clients, public spaces or in multiple fitness centers as an independent trainer.
Employment as a personal trainer in a fitness center is typically where most individuals start. Other times, they may begin as group exercise instructors, membership representatives, sales associates, or front desk attendants already working in and around the health club setting, and who are looking to branch out to working directly with clients.
Multiple career paths are possible, and some fitness professionals may decide they want to continue growing their career into a licensed profession, such as a physical therapist or athletic trainer. These licensed professions require additional education and specialized training.
Regardless of where someone decides to start, the foundation for embarking on a career in the fitness industry is a passion for helping others!