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What You Can Do With a Personal Training Certification

Last updated 6 years ago

Trying to choose a career these days can be tough—you want to find a job that you will enjoy when you are done with school and training. If you are considering becoming a personal trainer and getting the certifications in this field, you may be wondering what kinds of jobs will be available when you are done. Here are some careers you can have as a certified fitness trainer:

  • Work in a gym. Many personal trainers work in gyms, either as an employee of the gym or as an independent contractor. You would see clients there, and work with them to reach their personal fitness goals, either to lose weight, get healthier, or train for any number of athletic competitions. If you are an independent contractor, you might even work at several gyms.
  • Become an in-home personal trainer. This type of job is similar to working in a gym, except that you would travel to the client's home for workouts. You might use the client's workout equipment in the home, and you might also train outside, in the park, on mountain trails, or on the beach, depending on what the client prefers.
  • Work on a cruise ship. One of the more fun job opportunities available to certified fitness trainers is working with passengers on cruise ships. You might do one-on-one training sessions, or lead group fitness workouts while at sea. Many cruise lines employ fitness trainers to keep cruisers in shape and provide instruction to their patrons.
  • Become a corporate personal trainer. Many companies hire certified fitness trainers to help keep their employees fit and healthy. You might counsel workers on fitness in the office, conduct daily workouts, manage the company gym, or provide general health and fitness information to the company's employees.

 If you want to become a certified fitness trainer and attend a personal training school, American Academy of Personal Training is for you! We can get you the right fitness certification, so you will be ready for any of these exciting jobs. Contact us today for more information, and get your career plans moving.


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