PERSONAL TRAINER

HELPING PEOPLE REACH THEIR FITNESS AND HEALTH GOALS

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

  • Instruct people about exercises that help improve strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility
  • Meet with people/clients to find out personal fitness goals
  • Develop exercises and nutrition schedules based on people/clients needs
  • Demonstrate exercises to people/clients with proper form
  • Explain safety rules
  • Explain how to properly use exercise equipment

ESSENTIAL/ TECHNICAL SKILLS + EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Good social skills
  • Motivational
  • Nurturing when need be
  • Good listener
  • Discipline
  • Good leadership skills
  • Knowledge on human body



  • Completetion of secondary school
  • Certification for personal training (not mandatory, but is prefered)
  • Training in either kinesiology, athletic therapy, physiotherapy and physical education
  • High school completed
  • College or apprenticeship

SALARY RANGE

Annual rate: $30,904 - 39,246

Hourly rate: $11,45 - 47,10

Bouns: $2000 - 2,419

Commission: $986 - 11,611

Total pay: $23,514 - 87,784


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FUTURE OUTLOOK

Employment Growth:

2015- 74,169

2017- 76, 094

2020- 78, 685

The employment growth for personal training is slowly increasing as the years go by, however there are more job seekers than job openings. That means that not everyone will be able to get into becoming a personal trainer.

IS THIS OCCUPATION FOR YOU?

Orange:




  • Active
  • Optimistic
  • Spontaneous
  • Great endurance
  • Drawn to action jobs
  • Bring excitement





Blue:


  • Cooperative
  • Nurturing
  • Adaptable
  • Harmonious
  • Committed
  • Bring unity

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