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7 Steps To Becoming A Professional Fitness Trainer


| If you’re interested in beginning a career as a fitness professional but aren’t sure how to start, we’ve outlined 7 steps to launching a new career in the profession, including enrolling in a quality fitness training program at Westech College. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: 7 Steps To Becoming A Professional Fitness Trainer

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  • Perhaps youve wanted to be a personal trainer
    since you were a kid. Or, maybe you discovered
    your love of health and fitness as an adult.
  • A fitness career can be very rewarding, but
    theres more to it than meets the eye. Lets
    explore what a fitness trainer career actually
    entails and look at steps you should take to help
    ensure your success in the profession.

  • A love of exercise isnt enough to be a
    successful fitness traineryouve also got to
    love working with different kinds of people.
  • This means being patient but persistent, and it
    means being an effective motivator but also a
    good listener.
  • Heres the good news You dont have to be an
    outgoing people person to be a fitness trainer.
    If youre more introverted and prefer working
    with people one-on-one, this profession is also
    an ideal choice.

  • A good fitness training program will teach you
    the essential skills youll use in your career,
  • Demonstrating how to properly perform various
  • Motivating clients and monitoring their progress
  • Once youve completed a program, your career as a
    professional fitness trainer is limited only by
    your imagination. Choreograph and lead group
    classes, work one-on-one as a personal trainer,
    or help rehabilitate clients with injuriesyou
    have many choices in this rewarding career.

  • You dont need to specialize in any particular
    area to become a fitness trainer, but doing so
    can make you more marketable and boost your
    income potential.
  • Consider obtaining one of several specialty
    certifications through the National Academy of
    Sports Medicine (NASM), such as their Performance
    Enhancement certification.
  • You may also consider specializing in weight
    loss, mixed martial arts conditioning, womens
    fitness, senior fitness, youth fitness, golf
    fitness, or another specialty.

  • How do you make yourself indispensable to
    clients? By attending every class, workshop, and
    retreat you can get yourself enrolled in to stay
    up-to-date on all the latest in the field.
  • By providing clients with the very latest
    exercise techniques and information on fitness,
    health, and nutrition youll help ensure their
    ongoing loyalty to you and inspire plenty of
    referrals, to boot.

  • Theres no replacement for hands-on experience,
    and the best way to get it is to immerse yourself
    in the environment where you want to work.
  • Whether you take a job as a membership counselor
    or even a janitor, working at a fitness center
    will give you an inside look at how these
    facilities operate.
  • First-hand exposure can help decide if a career
    as a fitness trainer is right for you.

  • Once youve completed your training and
    certification program its time to hit the
    pavement (or computer screen) to get your name
    out there.
  • Developing business cards, flyers, a killer
    resume and website, building a social media
    following, and writing blogs and newslettersall
    of these things are essential and inexpensive
    tools that can help you build your clientele or
    land your dream job.
  • Westechs fitness training program includes 100
    hours of education dedicated to sales and
    marketing to help you achieve your goals.

  • Not everyone wants to work for someone elsein
    fact, some people dread it. If this describes
    you, becoming a personal fitness trainer could be
    an excellent career choice, since you can choose
    to work independently as a personal trainer.
  • If you dont mind working for someone else but
    the idea of working in a gym isnt very
    appealing, keep in mind that fitness trainers
    work in all kinds of settings, from cruise lines
    to corporate fitness departments to resorts and

  • The quality career programs at Westech College
    provide an educational link between a workplace
    that is constantly responding to new demands and
    a workforce that must constantly address new
    professional requirements. With three locations
    in Southern California, Westech has helped
    thousands of students launch successful careers
    in in-demand fields. Westechs career programs
    include training in computer systems, drafting
    and design technology, HVAC, medical assisting,
    medical office administration, veterinary
    assisting, and professional fitness training.
    Learn more at http//westech.edu/ or call Westech
    toll-free at (909) 980-4474.
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