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FEATURE: Five reasons to start a career as a personal trainer

A career in the fitness industry is about reward and fulfillment. Working against the backdrop of an active industry, becoming employed as a personal trainer allows you to make a difference in the community everyday.

Like all worthwhile pursuits, starting is often is the biggest step...and it all begins with a qualification. Holmesglen's Sport, Fitness & Wellbeing department offers an overview of the opportunities and reasons for pursuing a career as a personal trainer.

You will work in a positive environment

Step into a gym or private personal training studio and you will notice that it is an exciting and energising place.  Members are there to better themselves and are generally in a good mood.  The staff love what they do and love motivating members. It is an uplifting environment, either outside in the fresh air and sunshine or happily training people in a gym.  It is an excellent way to meet people and make friends.

You can be your own boss

When you are your own boss it offers so many benefits. For example, you are in charge of your own income and you have full creative control of your work.  You decide what direction you want to take your company.  You can also expand your business and revenue by hiring more trainers to handle your client overflow.

Becoming a personal training instructor gives you endless possibilities

There's not just one way to become a personal trainer. You can do it full-time during the day or part-time in the evenings and at weekends – whatever suits you. You might find it's a great study option to do in tandem with another health-related industry, such as massage therapy or allied health. Others might want to work as a personal trainer part-time, and then do something completely different the rest of the time. Offering personal fitness training is something you can do almost anywhere, anytime – the more you work, the more you'll get paid, it's all up to you! Either way, with the increasing demand for personal trainers, you can relax knowing that you can always easily earn more money if you need to.

You get to be fit & healthy!

Yes, that's right. You'll be living the dream! No longer will going to the gym or working out be something you squeeze in on the weekends. Now you'll have a chance to walk the talk. That doesn't mean you'll have to work out like an 'athlete in training' six days a week, but it does mean you'll be getting out there and exercising as part of your normal work routine. Effectively, you will be getting paid to look and feel very fit and healthy.

Qualified personal trainers are in high demand

At Holmesglen, we create fitness professionals, which are known widely in the fitness industry. We are often approached by numerous fitness organisations looking for our Certificate III / Certificate IV personal trainers.  One reason, they have more members wanting personal trainers than they have on staff. Now is the time to get certified and get started on your exciting personal training career.

All information is correct at the time of printing but subject to change.

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