Personal Trainer

Personal trainers help their clients stay motivated with their exercise fitness weight loss and body building programs. They work one-one-one with individuals who desire personalized attention when it comes to physical training regimens. Personal trainers are often employed by health clubs fitness centers medical facilities vacation resorts and country clubs but they can also be self-employed or own their own gym. When they are self-employed they often travel to private residences or they work out of their own homes where they meet and work with their clients. Personal trainers do not typically work during regular business hours because many of their clients are not available during the middle of the workday. Therefore they are often required to work during early morning hours late night hours and on weekends. Not only do personal trainers come up with work-out regimens for their clients but they also teach their clients how to properly use exercise equipment so they will not get hurt they teach proper exercise form and they also verbally motivate and push their clients to work harder than they would on their own. According to the website www.jobdescriptions.net personal trainers must have a high school diploma and they must also complete a special personal trainer course after which they can take a test for certification. Additionally being certified in CPR and other basic life-saving techniques and knowing basic First Aid is often required for employment. Some aspiring personal trainers choose to obtain an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in the field of fitness sports training or another related discipline. The average yearly salary for a personal trainer is $25000. However those who are self-employed tend to earn more. The job outlook for personal trainers is currently rated as very favorable.

Education Required: High School Diploma & Certification and/or License
Avg Salary: $25000
High Salary: $30000
Low Salary: $20000
Tasks: Motivates people to exercise.
Runs fitness programs.
Trains people on how to use exercise equipment.
Leads exercise classes.
Also Called: Fitness Trainer
Fitness Instructor
Exercise Trainer
Fitness Consultant
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http://www.ehow.com/facts_4928132_personal-trainer-job-description.html
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