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Different Personal Training Specialties

Last updated 6 years ago

Personal trainers help all kinds of people live healthier lifestyles and avoid common exercise mistakes. As a trainer, you may work with anyone from first timers in the gym to experienced athletes, depending on your specialization. You can become certified to work in one or many areas of personal training. Explore your options by considering working with some of the groups below.

  • Women: When women exercise, they are often less focused on building mass than men. Women tend to focus on building leaner muscle and increasing flexibility. Pregnant women benefit greatly from regular exercise, and they often require the assistance of a trainer because of their altered physical limitations.
  • Children: It’s never too early to develop a healthy lifestyle, and with the increasing rate of childhood obesity, the need for children to learn about exercise has never been higher.
  • Athletes: Even professional athletes require a trainer to keep them in peak condition for their performances. Sports training is much more rigorous than the average work out and usually specific to a particular sport. 
  • Recovering Patients: Once patients have completed physical therapy in a hospital, it is important for them to continue exercise to continue recovery and prevent future injury. Treating conditions such as spinal injury is aided by the use of regular, low impact exercise.

No matter what kind of personal trainer you want to be, you need to be certified. The American Academy of Personal Training provides the education you need to become a personal trainer. We offer a variety of course plans that incorporate classroom time with hands-on learning to work with your scheduling needs. Contact us at our website or call (646) 213-2172 to learn more information. 


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