The time has come to shift to a healthier, fitter lifestyle.
How about becoming a fitness instructor and making some solid cash?
It’s true – UK residents are becoming more health conscious and yearn for direction. You could be their guardian angel who helps them achieve their lifestyle goals.
So, how can you become a fitness instructor?
As a fitness tutor, you’ll guide your customers in advancing their strength, stamina and energy levels through tailored exercise programs and nutrition. You’ll motivate them to push themselves harder in group exercise classes and to power through unhealthy cravings by reminding them of their end objective.
You’ll enjoy meeting people from different walks of life at your place of work and develop individual relationships with each one of your students. This is a highly rewarding job where you’ll feel pride in your clients’ achievements and earn their eternal gratitude.
The most important thing here is to love the place and the people you work with. Then, you’ll automatically hone the following skill set:
Got more? Amazing!
As a fitness instructor, your day will look like:
Hey, we know you’re a multitasking superhero!
This is not for the faint-hearted 😀 but you’re a strong lion, you got this!
The good thing about being a fitness instructor is that you won’t be doing those tedious 9 to 5 hours. Depending on your employment status (part-time, self-employed and full-time), you’ll work probably forty hours a week. Enjoy setting your own hours as this role allows such flexibility. Be mentally prepared that you’ll be working early mornings, weekends and evenings.
Smile bud, you can still hit your favourite London bar on Saturday night with your mates and enjoy a pint of beer (or more!)
This is how it goes down:
Work hard, play hard and you’ll get there!
Talking basics, you’ll need to have cleared your GCSE’s A*-C or something equal to it. You can go on to take on a job in the fitness sector at a health club, leisure club or at a gym and gain on the job training whilst enrolling in the following:
If you wish to increase your scope of knowledge in additional variables such as specialisation in training, nutrition, health safety etc, there are plenty of courses available at the YMCA, NASM Premier Global and National Register of Personal Trainers.
Mate, this depends on the course you decide to take or whether to work alongside whilst studying. The average cost of becoming a fitness instructor is between £1000-£5000.
Got the quid? Super!
If not, no worries! You’re covered. A lot of these training institutions offer payment plans to help you spread the cost of the courses. You won’t feel the financial pinch all at once.
You can still live the dream!
If you’re hungry and ambitious, then progression is key to your success. Once you’ve gained your qualifications and gained significant experience as a fitness instructor, you can go on to become either a Senior Instructor or a Personal Trainer.
Of course, you’ll have to put in the effort and study courses to qualify as a personal trainer. As a personal trainer, you’ll work privately with individuals on their health and fitness objectives. You’ll enjoy more time flexibility and will have the freedom to charge higher rates per client. This will allow you to have some precious “me” time as you definitely have earned it!
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