Professional Fitness Trainer

Professional Fitness Trainer

Encouraging others to lead healthy lives

This program is available through Glendale Career College.

Professional Fitness Trainers lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercises (exercises for the heart and blood circulation), strength training, and stretching, working with people of all ages and skill levels. In addition Professional Fitness Trainers track the progress of individuals or groups and provide tips on nutrition and other keys to healthy living.

Learn how you can train to become a Professional Fitness Trainer and start working in health clubs, fitness centers, and small exercise studios.

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Professional Fitness Trainer Careers

Work Environment

While many Professional Fitness Trainers work in fitness centers and health clubs, others choose to work in small exercise studios. As more individuals recognize the importance of healthy living, trainers may increasingly be asked to work with clients one on one in their own homes.

Upon successful completion of the Professional Fitness Trainer program, you can expect to qualify for entry-level positions and may obtain employment in:

  • Fitness centers
  • Health clubs
  • Yoga or Pilates studios
  • Gyms
  • Clients' homes
  • And other fitness and health care related facilities

Quick Facts about Professional Fitness Trainers *

  • Employment of Professional Fitness Trainers is expected to grow by 8 percent from 2014 to 2024—about as fast as other occupations.
  • As more individuals continue to recognize the benefits of exercise and healthy living, Professional Fitness Trainers will be in greater demand.
  • Professional Fitness Trainers work in health clubs, fitness centers, small exercise studios, and in their clients' homes.
  • Fitness trainers and instructors may work nights, weekends, or holidays, and may need to travel to different gyms or to clients’ homes to teach classes or conduct personal training sessions.
*Source: information, including median wages and the job outlook for Professional Fitness Trainers in California can be found in the California Occupational Guide, published by the State of California Employment Development Department. For the latest national information, please visit the U.S. Bureau of Statistics.

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