What Kinds of Jobs are Available at Most Gyms?
If you are considering a change of career or working out where your future lies in work, then you might be considering taking your love for fitness to create a job.
You might have heady aspirations to become a self-employed personal trainer or a coach for a famous sports team – but if you are looking to work in a gym or a fitness studio there are a few career paths you can consider.
The entry point for most people looking for a career in the fitness industry is to become a gym instructor. At some companies, you may be able to get on-the-job training to become qualified, but if that is not an option at your chosen workplace, you can give yourself the best chance for a new role with a Level 2 Gym Instructor programme from The Fitness Group.
What about becoming a specialist instructor? There are so many specialisms to choose from – what about being a yoga instructor? Or teaching Pilates? Here at The Fitness Group, you can specialise simply with a Level 2 Kettlebell course, or a Level 2 Award in Indoor Studio Cycling so you can learn all you need to know to create a class program and deliver an exhilarating exercise experience in your studio. Having a specialism means that you are likely to be paid more than a general fitness instructor – and you can broaden the offering of your workplace to suit your personal passions.
The next highest-paid role at a gym is the Gym Manager. While you might have to work more hours – and perhaps earn less money – the responsibility of running the whole studio would suit a business-minded individual who is highly qualified and looking for career progression. In most cases, gym managers start as an instructor.
Probably the most lucrative option is to become a Personal Trainer. Earning up to £100,000 per year, choosing your schedule, and helping people achieve their goals are great motivators for becoming a Personal Trainer – but whatever your reason, there are few things to consider.
Firstly, you will need to become qualified. Although there are no regulations for Personal Trainers, most gyms and studios want to know that you are appropriately trained and professionally knowledgeable, so there is likely to be a minimum qualification for Personal Trainers of at least a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training. This is available from us here at The Fitness Group UK for learners who have already completed a Level 2 course or equivalent. If you are aiming to become a Personal Trainer but have not yet completed a relevant certification, then you can take the Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training which is a combined course.
No matter the career you are looking for, you can make the best decision about your training with the range of personal training courses available from The Fitness Group UK. We can help you make a real difference in your life and your new career with flexible study options and immersive, useful, and exciting learning.