Personal Training

personal-training

Personal trainers help clients to achieve their personal fitness and weight goals. A college degree and certification from a professional fitness organization may be helpful for those wishing to enter this career.

Job Description for a Personal Trainer

Most personal trainers work in a gym or fitness center. They spend their time interacting with clients in an office or training them on the gym floor. Trainers may work with clients individually or in small groups. Options in employment include working in a gym or being self-employed.

Duties

Personal trainers meet with clients before they begin working with them to gain a better understanding of the client’s goal, like losing weight or gaining muscle mass. They may also give clients a tour of the facility and show them some of the workouts they may do. At this initial meeting, the trainer may also go over the charges for the personal training services and discuss payment plans.

Personal trainers devise customized exercise plans for their clients based on their goals. These plans typically include cardiovascular and weight lifting exercises. During a training session, trainers observe their clients performing exercises to ensure they are doing the moves correctly. Trainers may also give diet and lifestyle suggestions when they are relevant to the fitness plan.

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