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Qualities of a Personal Trainer

  • Posted by Catherine Tumelty
  • 25 February 2014

Personal trainers are a happy bunch of people. They tend to be outgoing, energetic and health-oriented. They’re confident, self-assured and personable. And, they truly enjoy making a difference for others.

These are qualities that you can easily learn and qualities you’ll become confident in once you learn the basics of personal training.

Sounds like a great way to spend your working day, doesn’t it?

Personal Training Is a Growth Industry

As more people become aware of the importance of physical exercise,they’re turning to qualified personal trainers to help them get into better shape.

Why? Because gyms can be scary places for some people. The machines can look confusing, the weights look heavy and even the treadmill, with all of its settings, can be intimidating.

A personal trainer, who can guide you through the different machines and exercises, can make all the difference in someone’s fitness success. And that’s why job opportunities for trainers at health clubs and gyms are expanding all over the country. They all need good personal trainers to work with their members.

The Perks of Being a Personal Trainer

Besides making a good income, personal trainers receive many other perks. For example, trainers usually set their own hours, working around their lifestyle and family needs. They can choose to work in a fitness club, resort or even in the great outdoors. And in most cases, they have control over their own training style, using the best method for each individual client.

Becoming a Personal Trainer

So how do you go about becoming a personal trainer in Australia? It’s easy! The first step is to obtain a certification. Personal Trainer courses cover a number of health related topics, including physiology, nutrition and different exercise techniques and styles.

You can become a gym instructor by qualifying for a Certificate III in Fitness. This is a great way to get your foot in the door. The next step, if you want to start your own personal training business, is to pass the Certificate IV in Fitness qualifications. This will open doors to more opportunities and more money.

There are several ways to earn your certification, ranging from an intense two-week on-site program to a blend of on-site and online study courses that include video lectures and training tips.

Get Started Today

Now may be the perfect time for you to get up from that desk and get started training for a career in fitness. You can make a huge difference in the lives of many different people and a huge difference in your own life as well. So what are you waiting for?

Interested in a Career?

Talk to us in club. We can guide you on what and where you need to study, offer work experience and may even scoop you up as part of our team if you have the super star qualities we are after

Author Bio:

Alex Tripp is a personal training course advisor from PT Academy, provider of Australia’s highest quality fitness education courses both online and offline.