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A physical trainer helps people of all ages and fitness levels to safely improve their physical condition through exercise and proper diet. These days a successful physical trainer is expected to do more than simply shout directions at his or her willing victim inside a sweaty gym. Today's physical trainers are required to be knowledgeable in the areas of nutrition, weight loss, physical rehabilitation, stress management, and sports medicine, just to name a few.

Career Options

  • The demand for qualified instructors is an all-time high
  • which is great news for those aiming to pursue fitness as a career. From hardworking executives to housewives
  • top bosses to youngsters
  • the number of health conscious people has increased across ages and professions. Today
  • fitness has become a flourishing business
  • with more and more health centres coming up. There is also a wide array of fitness regimes -- such as aerobics
  • kickboxing
  • yoga
  • Pilates
  • spinning -- to choose from. The affluent are also keen on setting up gymnasiums at home
  • creating additional job opportunities for personal trainers. Fitness trainers work in gyms
  • big hotels
  • health clubs
  • fitness centres
  • spas
  • tourist resorts
  • housing societies and large companies as well. After gaining some experience
  • you could also choose to run your own centre. You can specialize in any of the huge variety of exercise routines such as weightlifting
  • aerobics
  • karate
  • kickboxing
  • spin cycling
  • yoga
  • pilates or tai chi
  • spinning and be a specialist trainer.

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10th Pass • Class 10+2 with any stream

Personal Skills

  • • Physical trainer must be energetic • Enthusiastic • Enjoy helping others reach their goals • A physical trainer must be as interested in listening as they are in teaching

Courses to be pursued

  • • Hands-on CPR and AED (automatic external defibrillator) certification • American Council on Exercise: the world's largest nonprofit health and fitness certification program • American Council of Sports Medicine Certificate • Gold's Gym Fitness Institute: Fitness Training Program

Top Colleges

Working Conditions

Personal trainers/fitness instructors: usually work in shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. They usually work in gyms, recreation centers’ and fitness centers’. They may need to travel to meet clients.

Top Companies

  • Phone no.: +91 22 6612 6300 • Fitness First India Pvt Ltd Address: SCF.51, Sector-29, Huda Market, Choudhary Charan Singh Marg, Faridabad, Haryana 121008 Phone: 099116 10126

Successful Persons

Luke Hines

Luke Hines is one of the best personal trainers in Australia and the whole world making him highly sought after by many people who want to live a healthy lifestyle. Luke is the owner of TrainerLuke and specializes in TRX suspension fitness training, mixed martial arts, kettle bell training, one to one, one to two, group and corporate training in addition to offering gym, home and outdoor fitness training making it easy for you to choose the environment that suits you to quickly get the best results.

Joe Dowdell

Joe Dowdell is a famous strength coach and personal trainer. His unique teaching style and expertise are highly responsible for making him one of the most famous fitness specialists in the whole world. His clients include famous pro athletes, musicians, fashion models and stars of television and films from different areas around the world.

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