How to Start a Career as a Personal Gym Trainer

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In this new era, everyone seems to understand the relevance of a healthy body and healthy mind. All of us want to stay fit in order to have a great body. One requires proper training to stay fit and healthy. Personal trainers are the ones who help people to achieve the fitness and personal health goals.

One can make their mark as a personal trainer if he/she is capable of working under pressure and is able to understand and help people in overcoming their limitations to get in shape.

One to one fitness training is provided by personal gym trainers who tailor the fitness program according to needs of an individual. These trainers help in evaluation of the fitness goals of their clients and by keeping track on the progress of the programs, they take care of the health of the clients. The training sessions are conducted either at the client's home or at the health clubs by the personal trainers. Some times trainers also travel with the clients to keep a track of the exercise and diet regime. The programs are designed by the training for inculcating the training of the client that provide the finest results to their clients and they also put the activities enjoyed by clients in the programs that can be helpful in enhancing the fitness of their clients. They act like motivators for their clients to help them push their physical limitations.

By the right demonstration of the exercises, these personal gym trainers acquaint the clients with proper exercises and movement for the best results. Constant support and motivation is also provided by the personal trainers for recognition of the weaknesses and strength of their clients. They work with a lot of fitness equipments that include rowing machines, treadmills, weight machines, exercise bicycles, swimming pools, and weight machines to assist their clients to be in shape.

A personal gym trainer should be able to determine the health history and fitness levels of the clients to make the best suited training regimes for them. They should be able to motivate, coach, and educate the clients for effective follow-up of the fitness programs designed for them. The trainer does not only have to prepare the fitness program and make the client acquainted with it, but he is also responsible for taking care that the clients follow it religiously by providing the proper guidance and support. He should be able to provide advice on a one to one basis on the nutrition, health, and lifestyle of it. Recording and monitoring of the progress of an individual is also the responsibility of a personal gym trainer. Realistic long and short term goals are inculcated by personal trainers helping the clients achieve the appropriate fitness levels.

The qualifications and training of the different trainers can differ widely from each other. A lot of trainers have a formal degree that is either a bachelor's degree in physical education or a master's degree in adult fitness. Some trainers also have a background in nursing, sports, and dance. High school study programs in biology, physical education, and psychology can be proved useful for making a career as a personal trainer. The knowledge about the various exercise equipment is very important for the personal gym trainer to gain. A basic understanding of nutrition is also helpful for the personal trainers in guiding the clients to have a great diet regime in the fitness programs. The gym personal trainers must be able to demonstrate the fitness appraisal techniques and counseling, motivation, and teaching to the clients. For becoming a certified personal trainer one needs to have entered the certificate program. Those certificates are offered by accredited institutes which require the person to pass the written and practical exams to get the certificate. A lot of time these trainers also take a certification in CPR- adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Personal gym trainers need a lot of experience and the advanced qualifications that includes the level three certificates. The REPs or the Exercise Register Courses can make the employment of a personal trainer much easier.

Personal trainers get around $25 to $500 per hour, depending on the experience, location, and client base. Employment outlook for personal gym trainers is excellent. As long as good health, sports, and recreation continue, there will be need for personal gym trainers. People with extensive experience have got great opportunities awaiting them in this market.

If you want to be a successful personal gym trainer, you need to have a strong determination and ability to make your clients work efficiently towards their fitness goals. You need to have great knowledge about the fitness equipments and their use to help your clients get in the best of shape.
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