How Much Do Personal Trainers Earn?
A career in fitness pays off in more ways than one.
So, how much can you earn when you decide to make fitness your future?
PERSONAL TRAINER – $44,636 (BASE SALARY) – UP TO $123,807^
With a responsibility to design and deliver personalised training programs and provide potential clients with the results they desire, Personal Trainers are the beating heart of the fitness industry.
Skills that increase the salary for a Personal Trainer stem into specialised areas. This includes rehabilitation, strength and conditioning and weight loss/management. A Diploma of Fitness qualification allows you to tailor training programs for clients with medical conditions and injuries. Being able to deliver specialised training can lead to a bigger pay packet – and a prosperous, rewarding career.
As a Personal Trainer, your work environment stretches further than the gym. Alongside health and fitness clubs, you will be able to work in health spas, resorts, cruise ships and mobile training facilities.
It is up to you whether you work part time or full time, but it is important to build a client base to ensure a long career as a personal trainer.
How to become a Personal Trainer?
The appropriate minimum level certification to become a personal trainer is a Certificate IV in Fitness. A Diploma in Fitness is considered within the industry to be the ideal achievement of Personal Trainers. It provides a large base level of industry knowledge both theoretical and practical, orienting people on a trajectory for future career success.
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FITNESS INSTRUCTOR – $42,000 (BASE SALARY) – UP TO $90,315^
Supervising and leading participants through a series of movements and fitness activities, Fitness Instructors are the key motivator in exercise class delivery, typically in a gym or studio. From step aerobics through to cardio kickboxing, yoga and spin classes, Fitness Instructors are largely unlimited in the type of classes they can deliver.
To really excel, Fitness Instructors need to be able to demonstrate leadership, experience and organisation, as well as have a working knowledge of human anatomy and training principles.
How do I become a Fitness Instructor?
To become a Fitness Instructor, it is a requirement that you complete a Certificate III in Fitness.
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FITNESS CLUB MANAGER – $50,960 (BASE SALARY) – UP TO $77,760^
From recruitment and team management, through to equipment maintenance, personal training schedules and retaining high membership levels. Fitness Club Managers take a step back from hands-on duties, focusing more on the operations of a successful fitness business or health club.
How do I become a Fitness Club Manager?
To become a Fitness Club Manager, you need to have insider knowledge of fitness and business. To gain this, it is widely recommended that you complete a Diploma of Business or Diploma of Leadership and Management.
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