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A Break From The Norm | Alternative Jobs For Personal Trainers

Many of today’s leading fitness professionals began their careers as Personal Trainers. Though these days, working in fitness doesn’t necessarily mean a gym-based role coaching clients.  Once qualified with a Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification, you open doors into a whole new world of opportunities to indulge your passion for fitness… and get paid for doing what you love! What’s not to love about that?

If you’re considering a career in the fast-paced fitness arena, but see yourself doing something a little different, we’ve outlined a few alternative career options worth getting excited about.

Corporate Wellness Coach

Fitness doesn’t just happen in the gym.  More and more companies are making workplace wellness programs a staple of their business. Fit and healthy employees are also much less likely to take sick days, have stronger immune systems are better equipped to fend off the frequent office viruses that make their way around. As Corporate Wellness Coach, you’ll help keep business professionals healthy, active and fit for work. All that networking will also open up opportunities to train individuals on a one-to-one basis. Win.

Spa Fitness Coach

Spa days are no longer reserved for the wealthy. Busy lifestyles and the increasing need for digital detoxes has brought an increase in spa seekers for wellness and relaxation. Many spas offer holistic treatments and classes, which require qualified fitness professionals to lead. You might teach relaxing yoga classes, run a detox boot camp or offer massage therapy.  Fitness… and relaxation in one service.

Fitness Blogger/Vlogger

The development of the digital world has seen an immense increase in the number of fitness bloggers offering guidance, pro tips and opinions on what’s happening within the fitness sector. Though not all fitness bloggers are created equally. Advice you give out online needs to be credible, well-researched and safe for use. Those qualified to dole out advice with a certified personal trainer certificate may choose a career as a fitness blogger or vlogger, offering health and wellness tutorials and advice across the digital stratosphere. If you’re good enough, you could be invited to guest blog with leading fitness publications or have your video content featured alongside big fitness brands.

Health Club Manager

Just because you’re qualified as a Personal Trainer doesn’t mean you have to remain as one. Many Health Club Managers start their careers as Gym Instructors or Personal Trainers and work their way through the ranks into more of a leadership role than a hands-on training role. A strong Health Club manager not only has a great grasp of what gym-users love, they’ll also have a firm understanding of fitness health & safety and personal training techniques. It will be your job to keep your personal trainers and your members happy, so having a Personal Training certification stands you in good stead.

Bootcamp Trainer

Weekend fitness breaks are becoming increasingly more popular as hectic working lifestyles lead us to need a serious switch-off by the weekend. Think leafy retreats, lakeside lodges or hotels hidden in picturesque locations.  As a boot camp trainer, you’ll organise fitness activities to keep guests active for the weekend. You might plan specific detox diet plans with the hotel’s kitchen, or include a digital detox where guests leave their gadgets at the door. For those that love the outdoors, and especially those that have qualified as an Outdoor Fitness Coach, this is definitely a door you’ll want to open.

Fitness Model

Modela come in all shapes and sizes. Though when it comes to advertising within the health and fitness sector, brand look for models that reflect the aspirational values of their goods. If we use a certain product, we’ll look like this… if we eat a certain food, we’ll look like that. Aspiration sells, and in the fitness sector, consumers are influenced by fit, healthy bodies. Those qualified in personal training already have the knowledge of how to perfect the look, and will have an active fitness regime in order to maintain it. Modelling is tough… so a love of fitness is a great start.

If you’re ready to jump into the world of fitness, a personal trainer certificate is your key to carving out your own fitness career. Speak to the team about personal trainer courses at a venue near you, or contact us to discuss our selection of specialist courses to perfect your skill set, and zone in on that new nine to five…


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