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Job Profile: Personal Trainer

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Find out what it takes to become a Personal Trainer.

 
The primary function of the personal trainer is to instruct individual clients on the proper methods of exercising according their age and fitness abilities.
 

Having a personal trainer is like having a personal coach, someone with the knowledge and experience -- and the motivational abilities -- to help people reach their fitness goals. The primary function of the personal trainer is to instruct individual clients on the proper methods of exercising according their age and fitness abilities. More than that, though, the personal trainer has to be someone who can make people want to meet their fitness goals. It?s a skill that many either have or don?t, and can be hard, if not impossible, to learn.

Education: Most employers, and many clients, will want someone with Personal Trainer Certification. Some clubs may also require a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology.

Experience: Years of fitness work and the body to prove it. Extensive experience with various types of exercise equipment. Also work as a personal trainer for a corporate center or private club prior to starting out on your own.

Resume Builders: Keep and maintain a high level of physical fitness. You body is your own best advertisement. Develop strong inter-personal skills. The personal trainer must be a motivator.

Salary: By the hour, pay ranges from $25 - $500 dollars depending on client base, location and experience.







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