There are a few key steps to take if you want to turn your love of fitness into a career. A certified qualification is the obvious answer here, however, we want to highlight the foundation that holds up a qualification, and the industry in general… Passion and motivation! Regardless of which sector of fitness you find yourself in, these two themes are what ties it all together. If you do not have passion and motivation for what you do, you may find yourself questioning why you’re doing it.
Something for everyone
The fitness industry is your oyster; the career opportunities are constantly evolving, incredibly diverse, and suit a wide range of personalities. The key is to recognise your strengths and where your passion lies, and then go from there.
If you prefer one-on-one interaction with clients and excel when you focus your attention on an individual, then Personal Training, Remedial Massage or Nutrition Coaching may be the direction for you. On the other end of the spectrum lies the group fitness industry, which includes (but is by no means limited to) group classes, social workouts, and interactive training.
If neither of these fields sound quite right, never fear! In the year 2020, the fitness industry has branched out far beyond ‘traditional’ fitness careers. Arm yourself with as much knowledge as possible so that you can find the right path for you – attending one of the FIAFitnation online info sessions is a great place to start.
Bringing out the best in people
When you pursue a career in fitness, you’re investing in both yourself and others. You’re dedicating your time to bringing out the best in people, and this is something which holds value far beyond a fitness career scope (in our opinion, anyway).
Regardless of which course you decide to study or which sector of the industry you want to join, the core value that ties together the community is a love for people. Whether you’re training someone for a competition, helping someone recover from an injury, or bringing people together for a weekly workout class, the passion lies in the people.
The industry is growing
Over the past few years, there has been a significant change to the way the fitness industry operates. The gym environment is no longer the dominant player, with outdoor fitness classes, online coaching, and new styles of fitness shaking up the industry and offering plenty of variety.
A particularly interesting area of growth is the rise of social media platforms in relation to health and fitness. Short-form video workouts on Instagram, fitness studios offering live-stream classes, and a unique trainer-to-client connection built through online engagement, are just some of the exciting directions the industry is taking.
A flexible schedule
FIAFitnation is a leader in online fitness education. We pride ourselves on working around individual circumstances and needs by offering our students the option to tailor their experience, whether it be online learning, studying on campus, or a mixture of both. Upon graduating, this flexibility is mirrored once you enter the workforce.
If you’re in charge of a school drop-off in the morning, just schedule your clients in for later on in the day. If you’re a part-timer in the fitness industry and are working night shifts at another job, start in the morning and allow yourself the afternoon to rest before you start work in the evening.
Something that is truly unique and rewarding about a career in fitness is that you can see tangible results as a direct result of your efforts. You will see your clients gain confidence, build strength, develop their skills, and gain a new lease on life, and you’re a part of their journey.
A career in fitness requires a sense of trust between you and your clients, as they are often coming to you from a vulnerable place, whether that be physical, emotional, or psychological. Being able to see and track results is an excellent form of motivation!
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in fitness, take a look at our courses or attend one of our online info sessions. You can also read more about the course delivery modes we offer, if you want to get a better understanding of which type of study environment is right for you.