Cardiovascular Careers: How to Become a Personal Trainer

There are plenty of grey and grubby office jobs available on Indeed and Monster, but do you really want to be handcuffed to a desk for the rest of your career?

You’re a fitness fanatic, drink more protein shakes than Vin Diesel, and constantly harangue your friends to go for an afternoon jog. But your nine-to-five is holding back your cardiovascular ambitions, like an Olympic runner being told to file administrative reports. That grey and grubby office needs to go. You’ve got good health on your mind.

The idea of becoming a personal trainer is a dream for many and, unlike those who fantasise about being an astronaut or an Oscar-winning actor, it’s a dream that’s attainable.

But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. While working out for money might sound like a dream come true, it’s also a vocation requiring high levels of discipline and hard graft.

To help you pursue your passion, we’ve thought up a few top tips and tricks to help you on your way. Take a look.

1. The Right Course

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Although you might have the most finely toned abs in the world, few employers are going to look at anything other than your resume to judge your expertise. And if you’ve got no previous experience in fitness training, your rock hard abdominals will be about as useful as a broken treadmill.

To gain the necessary experience, hunt down some courses for personal training online. These fully-accredited qualifications will teach you all you need to know if you want to mould others into beautiful specimens.

Being a great trainer means more than keeping yourself trim. It’s about changing your routine to fit the needs of others, from people who are skinnier than a rake to those struggling to put down a cake.

A fitness course will teach you all this, so book yourself a place and get studying!

2. Get Popular

Gyms memberships increased by 44 per cent in 2015, leading to many more private gyms opening up around the UK. We’re in the middle of a fitness renaissance, but that means you’ll have to be discerning before you pick a place to work.

3. Your Body is Your Billboard

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You’ll never see Johnny Vegas or Dawn French working as personal trainers. People expect a very specific kind of appearance before they’ll hire you.

Your body is an advert for the success of your fitness regime, so keep it trim as regularly as possible. Without it, your finances will dwindle to nothing.

Do you want to become a fitness trainer? Have you considered using online training courses? Let us know in the comments section.


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