America is fighting an obesity epidemic. If you enjoy learning how the body works and helping people to get healthy, you might consider a career as a fitness trainer to help with this disturbing national trend. To be a successful fitness trainer, you should be outgoing and good at motivating people. You should also be in excellent health and physical fitness because of the activity required for this position. This will be easy to maintain since you can exercise while you work.
Employment and Education
As a fitness trainer, you might work for a health club, a gym, or a day spa. There is also a possibility that you can work with professional athletes or celebrities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall employment of fitness workers is expected to grow faster than the average through the year 2012. A fitness trainer certification may be required and you may be required to pass additional written and oral exams, as well as, have knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). These exams may cover areas such as nutrition, anatomy, and fitness. A promotion to management may require a degree in exercise physiology, physical education, or sports medicine.
Publish date: February 10, 2011