How to Turn Your Passion for Fitness into a Successful Career
Is staying fit more than just a hobby to you? If your life revolves around fitness, it may be time to consider turning your passion into a career. People who love health and fitness often make the best fitness instructors, and helping others experience the benefits of a healthy lifestyle could be your life’s calling.
Here are some of the ways you could turn your passion for fitness into an exciting career.
Study Personal Training
If you’re always helping people at the gym and being asked for fitness tips, you might as well get paid for it. Studying a personal training course will qualify you to help clients reach their health and fitness goals. Personal trainers can work in groups or one-on-one in a range of settings, including gyms, fitness studios, rehabilitation facilities and sporting clubs.
Not sure how to become a personal trainer? To get certified, you’ll need to complete a SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness, followed by a SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness. AIPT’s Complete Personal Trainer Program can fast track your education by combining the SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness with entry requirement units.
Choose a Specialisation
The health and fitness industry consists of hundreds of specialisations, giving you many options to choose from. If you’re particularly interested in a specific type of fitness, make that your focus. This will help you gain valuable experience in your area of expertise, giving you a head start in your new career.
Having an area of expertise will also allow you to stand out an increasingly competitive field. Many personal trainers now choose to specialise to raise their profile and increase their employability.
Learn About Nutrition
Food is just as important as exercise when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Therefore, it’s crucial for fitness professionals to understand the role nutrition plays in fitness so they can offer quality dietary advice.
Earning a nutrition qualification will qualify you to advise people on matters relating to food, allowing you to help clients make healthier dietary choices. You could combine this expertise with a personal training qualification to offer a full health and fitness service, or work as a nutritionist.
Whether you’re a gym junkie, yoga enthusiast, sports fanatic or you simply enjoy offering fitness advice, a genuine passion for fitness will set you up for a successful career. Browse more of our AIPT’s fitness courses to find the perfect qualification for your career goals today.
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