These days, not only movie stars could afford them. No, we’re not talking of designer clothes and shoes. We’re talking about personal fitness trainers that only movie stars and millionaires could afford in the past. But not now. These days, anyone who’s a member of a gym can have a personal fitness trainer who creates a routine workout just for them.
Most people who are serious about their fitness plans would insist on the services of a trainer on the grounds that a personal trainer provides the proper guidance and advice the individual of the needs in his/her exercises. He/she prepares a set of exercises that you can do in the gym and even at home. With a trainer, the individual is more focused on his work-out goals. There is someone who will encourage him/her and help point out the parts of the body that needs work-out and toning.
Of course, there’s the issue of money. Sessions may range from a hundred to a thousand bucks, depending on the extent of services to be provided by your trainer. While others may charge a certain fee for a set number of work-outs, others charge for individual sessions.
But the market for personal physical fitness trainers has significantly expanded with the increasing number of fitness buffs and health enthusiasts. As a physical fitness trainer, your market would be professionals, athletes and people who want to get fit and stay in shape. There’s also a potential market for people undergoing therapy, those with high blood pressure and diabetics who needs to have a physically fit body to maintain their health. There are also those who need a trainer or coach for specialized sports related skills like aerobics and karate.
Those thinking of a career as a physical fitness trainer should be equipped with the basics of anatomy, physiology, nutrition, metabolism, design and implementation of fitness plans, health safety and first aid – topics which are taught at fitness training schools. These training schools may also provide specializations in different types of physical activities like yoga, strength training, running etc. There are also lessons on designing programs for people with special health needs and issues – the diabetics, heart disease patients and patients with back injuries.
Trainers can earn as low as $16,000 to as much as $80,000, depending on their experience and skills. Of course, personal trainers to prominent personalities like athletes and movie stars earn more.
If you’re thinking of making this a career, remember that a physical fitness trainer provides more than just exercise and work-out plans. A physical fitness trainer is sensitive to the needs and conditions of his client. They are good motivators who can effectively encourage and promote healthy living and fitness to his clients. The reason why most solitary fitness buffs fail in their work-outs is because of the lack of motivation from a companion. The fitness trainer fills in this role of motivator – one who will keep them going even when they think the work-out’s not working.
With a career as a physical fitness trainer, you get more than just a healthy and fit body. You may get to rub elbows with the stars too!