Due to its unusual nature, fitness training as a profession was not taken seriously. It was neither secure nor well paying. But now because of the improved networking, connections have improved which has significantly boosted the career prospects of becoming a fitness trainer.
Fitness trainers have different categories like, weight training expert, conditional training expert, yoga expert, nutritionist, etc. It includes flexibility, stance, stability, core strength, and effect of a particular type of training for a particular type of body.
To become a fitness trainer, on needs to pick the specification one wants to pursue. One should refrain from starting without professional training in any of these specifications. Not being suitably qualified may hamper professional growth in the long run. Many institutes offer these courses and one such institute is Gold’s Gym GGFI. After becoming a certified fitness trainer, one can offer services to the clients in the gyms or fitness centres and even online.
It has become a well-paying job at present and personal trainers charge on an average Rs. 3000/- to 5000/- per client, and even more if one has already made a name in the field. It has also become possible to provide online training to the clients by guiding them on their workout plans and diet charts. One can also offer counseling services to the clients and charge them accordingly in each case. The plus point is, one can take care of one’s own fitness regime while training others.
Though this profession does not involve higher education certificates and competitive examinations, it comes with a lot of responsibility. Like any other career, it needs time hard work and energy. It is preferable to have a certification so that the clients can rely on you. Just be honest to the clients, and to the profession.