21 Dec 2023

New Year, New Career: Transform Your Passion for Fitness into a Fulfilling Career

Career Advice

As we edge closer to another new year, it may bring up a whole range of mixed feelings.

Whether you have the desire to form new habits or start living life in a way that truly matches your unique talents and interests, the urge to make a change can be at its strongest when that clock hits midnight on December 31st!  

So, what’s stopping you? If you have an infectious enthusiasm for fitness, a new year could be the perfect time to take that leap into an exciting career and a new way of life.  

We promise the jump is not as daunting as it looks — keep reading to find out whether you’d be suited to a career in fitness and what it actually takes to get there. 

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Why take the leap into a new career this year? 

In recent years, there’s been a massive surge in interest in fitness-related careers, and there’s a very good reason behind that.  

Careers are one of the first places we look when we want to shake up our lives and start following a more authentic path – which is totally understandable when you consider that we spend so many hours of our lives working every week. 

More and more people are starting to see the transformative power of creating jobs where they can do what they love every day. 

When you turn your passion for fitness into a profession, work becomes a way of living out your personal values and interests, and that can create a profound sense of purpose.  

After all, who wouldn’t want to pursue a career that not only pays the bills but also provides a deep sense of satisfaction?  

Is a career in fitness your perfect New Year’s resolution? 

So you think a career change is in order for the new year, but how can you know if fitness is the right choice for you?  

The first step is to make sure you have a true love for fitness as a lifestyle. If our Student Success Stories are anything to go by, it’s clear that when the fitness bug gets you, it can totally change your perspective. Knowing how to persevere, build a better relationship with the body and your health, and discovering the positive impact that fitness can have on your general outlook on life are all reasons why fitness is such an amazing passion to pursue. 

However, you not only have to ask yourself whether you possess this enthusiasm for fitness, but also whether you have the ability to share that passion with others. 

The most successful fitness professionals are natural-born leaders. Being able to inspire and motivate others is at the heart of this job. If you possess an innate drive to guide and uplift those around you, you could be very well-suited for a career as a Personal Trainer, where you can influence positive change in the lives of many. 

Studying fitness with AIPT 

So you’ve got the passion, you’ve got the leadership potential, now it’s time to start the new year with your new career. In order to become a great Personal Trainer, you’ll want to get the best possible education to hit the ground running.  

Studying your personal training course online with the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers is the perfect entry point for learning the latest fitness knowledge and skills. Our courses are designed alongside industry experts to ensure you’re thoroughly prepared to dive into fitness roles across Australia. You could be ready to get to work in as little as twelve months! 

If you choose to study a fitness course with AIPT, you will: 

Learn your theory anywhere, anytime with our online delivery, giving you loads of flexibility to design your perfect study-life balance.  

Undertake invaluable practical experience in a real-world fitness environment, where you can decide to gain experience in one of our campus locations, get matched with a 1-to-1 Flexible Mentor or with a mentor of your own choice.  

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Study fitness with the experts 

No matter what you’re studying, the importance of learning from highly-qualified professionals cannot be understated! At AIPT you’ll get industry expert guidance from our Specialists and Technical Advisors, Assessors and Campus Mentors.  

They’ll answer your questions, provide coaching sessions and feedback on your assignments, and show you the practical aspects of training safely. Our support team has an impressive depth of knowledge to share, ensuring you’ll feel ready to guide others on their fitness journeys too.

Changing careers could change your life 

Sometimes it just takes one decision to open yourself up to a world of possibilities.  

Long-term, it’s a fantastic career choice. The fitness industry is booming, and it’s only expected to keep going in that direction. In fact, jobs in personal training are expected to grow by 9.8% over the next five years!  And you’ll never be bored – there’s always something new to learn, or a new fitness technique to explore.  

But choosing to study a fitness course with AIPT doesn’t just unlock the door to opportunities, it could create the pathway for a life that brings you purpose, community and fulfilment. One where you wake up every day excited to see your clients, to watch their progress, and figure out new ways to help them get where they want to go.  

You never know, being a part of others’ incredible physical, emotional and mental transformations could be your best New Year’s resolution yet. 

There’s no time like the New Year to forge a new career in fitness. Check out our course options or book a free consultation with one of our friendly Careers Advisors today! 

Get in touch with AIPT today.

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