Professional Fitness Trainer Career
Fitness trainers play the important role of instructing and guiding people in properly performing exercises and using fitness equipment. They may also choreograph and lead group exercise classes, and provide clients with information or resources about nutrition, weight control, muscle building, and lifestyle behaviors.
Often inspired by their own love of physical fitness, professional trainers thoroughly enjoy sharing their knowledge with others. Some prefer to work one-on-one with clients, while others opt to lead group exercises. If you’ve always wanted to help others achieve their fitness goals, obtaining your fitness trainer certification at Westech can help make that dream a reality.
The job outlook for fitness trainers is excellent. Job growth for those in this field is expected to grow 8% between 2014 and 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)—as fast as average job growth. As members of the Baby Boom generation move into their senior years and remain active, employment opportunities in healthcare settings and senior centers may increase for fitness trainers.
Places of Employment
The majority of fitness trainers work in fitness and recreational sports centers. Others work in healthcare settings, for social organizations, state and local government institutions, or for private parties. There is plenty of room for flexibility in this profession. After obtaining theirfitness trainer certification and gaining experience in the field, some choose to start their own business.
The duties and responsibilities of a fitness trainer may include:
- Demonstrating how to properly perform various exercises and routines
- Evaluating and directing clients in using proper exercise form and technique to minimize injury and improve fitness
- Tailoring exercises during workouts or classes to different levels of fitness and skill
- Monitoring client progress and adapting programs as needed
- Explaining and enforcing safety rules and regulations for sports, recreational activities, and exercise equipment use
- Providing clients with information and/or resources about nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle choices
- Administering emergency first aid if needed
Skills You’ll Learn in Our Fitness Trainer Certification Program
Our program provides the foundational knowledge you will need on how to become a fitness trainer.As a student at Westech, you will learn how to help health and wellness organizations lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and stretching. You will also understand how to plan or choreograph classes, create a routine or a set of moves for a class to follow, and design and carry out workout routines specific to the needs of your clients.
How to Start Your Career
- Call us at (909) 980-4474 to speak with our Admissions Department.
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There is no cost or obligation with any of the options you choose.
Career programs available to you at Westech College include:
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- Professional Fitness Trainer
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