Question by Ed: How much does a personal fitness instructor make and what are the chances of hire?
I’m thinking of becoming a personal fitness instructor. I myself have a trainer to help me get in shape. Since I won’t be meeting with my trainer for the time being. What are some good schools to get certify, how much do they make yearly, and what are the chances of getting hired?
Answer by Dave H
are you looking to become a personal trainer or someone that teaches group fitness classes such as aerobics? if it’s the latter don’t expect to make much money at all but if you are wanting to become a personal trainer then i will say that the money can be very good depending on if you are.
if you are in the states a few organizations come to mind such as A.C.E which i think stands for American council on exercise. the I.S.S.A international sports sciences association and if you are up with me in canada Can fit pro is available with many others.
the most important thing you can do is go to as many gyms as you can just to ask them what organization they will accept a certification from but if you’re not a good trainer in the gym then it doesn’t matter where you got your course from. you simply have to know your stuff but most trainers fail because they themselves don’t know proper form when working out and i have seen it from every gym i have been to and i have been in lots of gyms over the past 23 years.
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