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Professional Fitness Trainer

Professional Fitness Trainer

Encouraging others to lead healthy lives.

Professional Fitness Trainers lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching, working with people of all ages and skill levels. In addition, Professional Fitness Trainers track the progress of individuals or groups and provide tips on nutrition and other keys to healthy living.

Learn how you can train to become a Professional Fitness Trainer and start working in health clubs, fitness centers, and small exercise studios.

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Job Growth Outlook:

Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As people and organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness programs, there will be an increased need for fitness trainers and instructors to encourage healthier lifestyles and help combat obesity and similar health-related conditions.

Professional Fitness Trainers

Percent change in employment, projected 2014-24

Professional Fitness Trainer
8%
Personal care and service occupations
13%
Total, all occupations
7%
Number of Jobs, 2014:
279,100
Employment Change, 2014-24:
23,400
Job Growth Outlook:(Much faster than average)
8%

Professional Fitness Trainer Overview

Professional Fitness Trainers motivate others to exercise and adopt healthy lifestyles at fitness centers, gyms, health clubs, and other organizations. They perform a variety of tasks, including:

  • Leading individuals or groups in exercises.
  • Demonstrating proper exercise techniques to avoid injuries and boost performance.
  • Observing and providing instruction while others exercise.
  • Tracking clients' progress toward health goals.
  • Providing tips for nutrition and other keys to healthy living.
  • Scheduling client appointments and more.

The Professional Fitness Trainer program at Glendale Career College equips individuals with the knowledge and skills required to begin working in exercise facilities.

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