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Fitness Trainer

Who is a Fitness Trainer?

  • A fitness trainer is a learned professional in the field of health, nutrition and/or exercising. They have a varying degree of knowledge in general fitness that involves human beings.

  • The fitness industry is large and diverse. By gaining the Certified Personal Trainer certification, you can open new fitness paths. These may be in the areas of

    • Nutrition

    • Fitness

    • Performance

    • Sports medicine and more.

What Fitness Trainers Do?

  • A personal trainer is a person who has a different level of general knowledge about fitness. They motivate customers by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability. 

  • They train their clients on other aspects of well-being. Certified personal trainers (CPTs) recognize their own areas of specialization. 

  • During your career, you discover a passion or basic skills during some type of training. For example, you may find that you love working with overweight people and want to change their life. There are many ways to transfer educational and personal experience to other careers. 

How Can I Become A Fitness Trainer?

  • One is eligible to become a fitness trainer you need to be above the age of 18. However, in order to be a prolific fitness coach/trainer, one should have a bachelor’s degree.

  • Personal training can be your profession if you love fitness and helping others achieve their goals. You need to take further steps to get a personal trainer certificate, find a job, or set up an independent company. Many people want to become a personal trainer because they love to help people.

  • After the completion of class XII. One should pursue a bachelor's degree in any of fitness-related fields such as physical education, kinesiology, sports science, biomechanics, etc. After one is done with their graduation, they are required to be certified by a recognised institution as a fitness trainer.

  • After obtaining a personal trainer diploma, you can take positions in fitness settings. Many trainers gain experience by working in a local gym. They shadow an experienced trainer before learning about other options in their area. Building a customer portfolio, industry connections and further training can make you more marketable in the long run.

  • After getting Certified, you have an unlimited career and business opportunities. Key careers include: Working with clients in the gym, gym, fitness centre, spa or resort. Many certified experts train in groups to help more people and make more money per hour.

  • Continuous training is a prerequisite for keeping the certificate up to date. It also informs you about the latest developments. Your certification offers courses, workshops and other ways to earn points. Many people want to become a personal trainer because they love to help people. Contact your local fitness centres employing personal trainers.

Where can I get certified as a Fitness Trainer?

Trainers are not limited to certification. It's important to choose certificates that make sense for your career path. People interested in personal training should make sure that they choose accredited programs. Most employers prefer accredited candidates.

National Academy of Sports Medicine

National Strength and Conditioning Association

American Council of Exercises (ACE)

PTA Global

How much Fitness Trainers make in India?

  • The earnings of fitness trainers entirely depend on clients. If you are employed by a chain of gymnasiums, then you are likely to get paid by the month. 

    • Average Salary for a Fitness Trainer in India is Rs 252,863/yr

    • The average salary of a Fitness Trainer with less than 1 year of experience is Rs 180,000/yr

    • The average salary of a Fitness Trainer 1-4 years of experience is Rs 247,399/yr

    • At Senior level (5-9 years of experience) Fitness Trainer in India makes Rs 300,000/yr

What are the career opportunities for Fitness Trainers in India?

Many personal trainers go for positions such as

  • Sports trainers

  • Strength and condition trainers

  • Rehabilitation specialists

  • Occupational therapists and others.

You can also look for alternative (and often very lucrative) career opportunities as a

  • Blogger

  • Author

  • Podcast host

  • Online content provider

  • Online video hosting

  • Digital training product publisher

Interesting Facts

Lou Ferrigno is an American actor and a famous fitness trainer. He is known for his role as Hulk in CBS television series The Incredible Hulk