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Find out more, please feel free to contact us at: Head Office: 011 327 1808 Call Centre: 0861 496 463 planetfitness.co.za Wednesday 05.23.2018 8 Reasons to start a career in Fitness 8 REASONS TO START A CAREER IN FITNESS 1 The Fitness Industry is Incredibly Diverse From personal trainer to health club manager, the fitness industry is incredibly diverse offering a wide range of career opportunities. You can be self-employed, work as part of a team or establish your own business employing staff. Just some of the popular careers that many pursue in this broad industry include: Sports Coach Fitness Instructor Personal Trainer Sports Centre Manager Sports Promoter Sports Event Planner or Coordinator Fitness and Health Researcher 2 Your Career Can be Highly Rewarding Working within the fitness industry can be highly rewarding as you help people change their lives and improve their health and fitness level. You have the potential to become a vital mentor in your client’s life. This industry is one of the few that allows you to track a client’s progression and watch as they become the person they want to be and achieve their goals. Having this big an impact on someone’s life is incredibly self-satisfying and can completely change the course of someone’s life. 3 The Industry is Continually Growing According to Job Outlook, the industry is set to continue to grow strongly and expand so you can rest assured that as long as you have the skills and ambition, there will be plenty of job opportunities within the fitness industry. The average salary is $57, 408 a year, however, this is often influenced by the level of fitness courses you’ve completed as well as the amount of experience gained. Despite the experience level, the average age of individuals in the fitness industry is 22 years old, making it a great industry to get into if you’re looking for your first job or have recently completed a qualification. The number of Sports Coaches in Australia is expected to increase by 30.2% by 2019, making it a very strong industry in terms of employability. 4 You Can Experience Tangible Results As you help your clients reach their personal goals you’ll see first-hand the results of all your expertise and effort that you put into improving their fitness. Having the ability to track progress and determine what is working well is a great advantage to have in any industry. This makes it a great career if you want to continue your learning and develop your skills as you go on. By assessing what works for different clients, not only can you learn to tailor exercise plans, schedules and sets; but you can also gain insights that can have you seen as an invaluable resource to clients and By assessing what works for different clients, not only can you learn to tailor exercise plans, schedules and sets; but you can also gain insights that can have you seen as an invaluable resource to clients and definitely have you more sought after! 5 You Can be Your Own Boss If you want to work for yourself, the fitness industry can allow you to own your own business, be a franchisee or a self-employed personal trainer. Personal training is a very popular career at the moment, and it’s no wonder why when the chances of employment are so high. Not only can you work in a variety of different areas, but personal trainers and other fitness professionals have a high level of tailoring their work, for instance, teach a class, small group or focus on one-on-one sessions. 6 Your Work Schedule Can be Flexible As a fitness professional, you have the flexibility to create a work schedule that suits you, giving you the opportunity to have a healthy work/life balance. So, if you hate the mornings, just schedule your clients for later in the day and enjoy a sleep in! Personal trainers have a very high level of part-time work, with almost 60% of all those employed in Australia working part-time. 7 You Can Work in a Variety of Environments Whether you like working outdoors, indoors, a group setting or solo, there are a variety of environments within the fitness industry to suit. Many fitness professionals choose the industry to avoid a desk-based job and have the ability to move around and stay on their feet. As a Personal Trainer, you can spend time outdoors and indoors 8 There are plenty of perks If you are a fitness nut, you’ll enjoy the perks of being able to use the gym and fitness facilities at your work place and you might also benefit from promotional, discounts and freebies all health related! A career in the fitness industry can be what you make of it, but it is sure to be fun, flexible and rewarding regardless of where you work or who for. Wednesday 05.23.2018 Am I a good fit for the fitness industry? Take this True or False quiz to determine if your interests and hobbies align with those of a personal trainer: You have a strong desire to help others achieve their goals and better themselves? You read a number of fitness blogs and magazines, and follow a variety of fitness experts on social media? You enjoy scheduling and planning your workout routines? Your friends and family regularly ask you for fitness advice? Your bathroom is always filled with exercise clothes hanging up to dry? Your closet is filled with the latest fitness gear? You are mindful of the types of food you eat? You meet many of your friends at the gym or in fitness classes? You enjoy pushing your body to new limits? You’ve always been interested in a job that doesn’t require you to work at a desk from 9 to 5? You have thought about one day opening your own business? You’re extremely personable and have been told you’re a good communicator and leader? Did you answer “True” to most (or all) of the statements above? If so, it may be time to think about changing professions to start a career in the fitness industry. Wednesday 05.23.2018 Why choose a career in Fitness? But where can a career move to the Fitness Industry take you? To have a career with a long future is important. There can be many and varied opportunities to a career in Fitness. There are four popular career pursuits in the industry: Group Exercise, Personal Training, Programming/Fitness Management, and Club Ownership. The Fitness industry is also riding a wave of popularity. Reality TV shows like The Biggest Loser, have turned trainers into the new celebrities. The number of Fitness Instructors has exploded since 1999, when there were 8,000 instructors around the country, according to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. There are now over 30,000 fitness instructors, with those numbers likely to increase by 25% to an extra 57,592 instructors by 2020. Wednesday 05.23.2018 Fitness Career Benefits Becoming passionate about health and fitness put the rest of my life into perspective. When meeting with clients, you’ll get to know them find out what it is they need help with such as weight loss, eating habits, exercise and fitness, stress reduction, quitting smoking, etc. You’ll help people manage conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes and you can even choose to work with special populations such as teens, kids, families, seniors, etc. • Flexibility You can work with your clients in person or by telephone, email or Skype or all of the above. Many Wellness Coaches do most of their work on the phone, which allows them to work with people in a variety of areas and situations. • Personal Satisfaction You’ll feel good about helping clients reach their goals and you’ll form relationships that go beyond basic personal training. • Income How much you make will depend on where you live and your experience and background. • Opportunities You can work with individuals or in a corporate environment, write books or articles, teach seminars and classes and work with personal trainer’s doctors, dieticians, and other health professionals. The great thing about fitness is that it offers plenty of options for career choices, whether you want to pursue a degree or ease into it by getting a certification. Many people get into exercise and get so excited about the results, they can’t wait to share that enthusiasm. If you’re one of those people, take a chance and give fitness a try. Wednesday 05.23.2018 What is Fitness? If you can run around the school oval without getting too puffed, does that mean you are fit? Exactly what does fitness involve? Well, FITNESS means more than just being able to run without stopping to catch your breath. Fitness means getting all parts of your body in great working order so you can study and work and play as much as you want and still have energy to spare – that is Fitness. It means your heart; your lungs, circulation and muscles are all healthy and strong. Importantly, being fit means you can do things you can’t do if you’re unfit! Fitness is NOT about image, it’s NOT about the shape of your body, it’s NOT about how good you look OR it’s NOT about the size of clothing you wear. Fitness IS about being able to keep a healthy, balanced lifestyle and live a healthy life. It means different things at different stages of life, for example, for a mature person fitness can mean being able to get down on the floor and play with grandkids then being able to get back up! CHANGE YOUR BODY, CHANGE YOUR…CAREER? The fitness industry is booming more than ever and, with so many people passionate about fitness and health and so many people who need help generating their own passion, it’s no wonder that there’s growing interest in fitness careers. Being a personal trainer or a fitness instructor is always an option, but there are other options out there. Expand your horizons and learn about other ways to help people get healthy and fit. Wednesday 05.23.2018 All About Fitness Being healthy and fit in simple terms means taking good care of the body. We should remember that a healthy mind resides only in a healthy body. Good health of both mind and body helps one maintain the required energy level to achieve success in life. All of us must strive to achieve wholesome health. Protecting your body from the intake of harmful substances, doing regular exercises, having proper food and sleep are some of the important instances that define a healthy lifestyle. Being fit allows us to perform our activities without being lethargic, restless or tired. A healthy and fit person is capable of living the life to the fullest, without any major medical or physical issues. Being healthy is not only related to the physical well-being of a person, it also involves the mental stability or the internal peace of a person. Healthy habits improve your physical appearance, mental stability, ability to perform activities in a better way, which help you lead a stress-free lifestyle, maintaining happy moods, high energy levels, etc Being happy is directly related to boosting your mental strength and health, so happiness can be considered as the result as well as the part of a healthy and fit lifestyle. Generally, a healthy diet consists of taking a proper and healthy food which includes eating green and fresh vegetables, fruits, having milk, eggs, minerals, proteins and vitamins essential for a human’s lifestyle. Practicing Yoga including regular exercises in your daily routine also help you maintain your desired fitness, blood sugar and immunity level.