3 Steps to Make a Career in Fitness Industry
Every year, thousands of people consider starting a career in fitness. But most have no idea how to make their dream a reality. This article guides both new and experienced fitness professionals to build a rewarding career in fitness industry.
So how do you develop a passion for fitness. Most of the research and articles by fitness professionals show a pattern. Either they started off in sports right from their school days or spent early years with lot of physical activity or they got into shape themselves and fell in love with the lifestyle. Maintaining a fit lifestyle doesn’t always mean that the person is supposed to make career in fitness, but it definitely means that the person is driven by the passion for fitness. This very passion turns into a habit and later, most of them think that like they helped themselves, they can help others in becoming a fitter version of themselves. Eventually, they can build a career as a trainer in fitness industry.
Well, is it that easy? Absolutely, not. Not in the current scenario when professional certifications in this field help build your credibility in front of your potential clients. Let’s discuss how it must all begin and what path one must take to make career in this field.
Be fit yourself and start by educating yourself
Know about your own body and work on yourself first hand with the help of a certified trainer and put efforts in getting your body into shape. Going through the drill connects you with this field, increases your confidence and credibility in the market as people look up to you as an inspiration.
Start assisting trainers
After you take up a fit lifestyle yourself and try, assisting certified trainers and look at their way of handling clients and helping their clients transform. This will give you a first-hand exposure to what a trainer is all about and you get a taste of the job, while being a part of it.
Next step is to get certified by recognized bodies like ACE, EREPS and SPEFL-SC. Institutes like Classic Fitness Academy provide certifications on different levels in personal training. Not only this their diplomas are affiliated to university as well. Now, it is easier to get certified as a personal trainer in India with the advent of fitness movement here. The scope of jobs in the industry have risen as more and more people are getting health conscious, live a fuller and fitter life. In India, fitness industry is a multimillion-dollar industry now. The first step towards making it to this industry is by getting certified and landing a job or business as a fitness/personal trainer.
You can start with certifications or you can boost up with certification. If you are beginner with interest in fitness and you are keen follow a fit lifestyle (a pre requisite), you can start in this field by getting certified and then move on to gain experience in training with your clients. If you are an experienced trainer without any certification then you can remove your career block by getting certified, gaining more knowledge and increasing your personal brand along with your clientele.
Fitness industry is an ever fresh, always needed, futuristic industry. Fitness never goes out of fashion, especially, in the coming years when it forms the basis of our existence keeping in mind the effect of climate change, epidemics, pandemics, lifestyle disorders and diseases, etc. Hence, a career in fitness can be your lifelong rewarding career, provided you are not afraid to go back to school!