List of Jobs in the Fitness Industry

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

The fitness industry is made up of individuals who share in one uniting belief: to improve the health and well-being of others. A degree in a health-related field or certification and experience can open the door to a job in the fitness industry, where you can find yourself working directly with people, managing gyms and employing therapeutic and holistic tactics.

Group Exercise

Teaching group exercise in a fitness facility is one way to enter the fitness industry. Group exercise instructors have a background in aerobics, engaging in pre-choreographed classes featuring muscle conditioning, indoor cycling and athletic-style workouts. Group instructors are able to gain a reputation in the fitness industry, as they teach crowds of people at a time.

Personal Training

Personal trainers work at gyms or branch out on their own. Many trainers become specialists, working with specific types of clients only (such as athletes), or using specific regimens (such as military-type training). Personal trainers working for a company are given the added benefit of job security and a steady paycheck. Self-employed trainers may have to pay fees to fitness facilities to use equipment, but they can make more money by not having to split their income with their employer.

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Athletic Trainer

Athletic trainers prevent, diagnose and treat injuries to muscle and bone. They usually work with all people and skill levels, from children to professionals. These trainers are employed by educational institutions and physicians’ offices for professional sports. Much of their time is spent working with athletes in the field. Athletic trainers need to know enough medical knowledge to evaluate and treat patient symptoms while collaborating with health care professionals.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists work with people suffering from injuries or illnesses to regain their movement. They work with patients who have chronic conditions, helping manage their pain and rehabilitate them. Physical therapists also work in private offices, clinics, hospitals and nursing homes. A doctoral degree in physical therapy is needed to become a physical therapist.

Gym Assistant

Gym assistants help patrons as they work out. This includes demonstrating proper techniques, assisting customers with equipment, ensuring gym cleanliness, enforcing the gym’s rules and maintaining daily logs. Gym assistants report to the general manager and assist in recruiting new members to the gym and signing them up.

Health Club Manager

Health club managers oversee their club’s daily activities, ensuring cleanliness and hygiene standards are met. They also supervise staff members (taking into account comments made by clients), supervise fitness sessions and collect money. Managers should have bachelor’s degrees in administrative operations or related fields, as well as fitness certifications. They should have excellent interpersonal skills, knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, experience implementing fitness regimens and experience with physical therapy.

Wellness Coordinator

Fitness isn’t only in the gym, as many companies are making workplace wellness programs a staple of their business. These programs, aimed at maintaining employee health, run under the guidance of wellness coordinators. Their responsibilities including running fitness classes after work, health and fitness assessments, and prevention programs. Most wellness coordinators have a background in healthcare, as well as experience working in fitness.

Spa Professional

Spa professionals encompass mind-body personal trainers that work in land and aquatic environments. Spas differ from traditional fitness facilities, emphasizing a holistic approach to wellness. Spa professionals are cross-trained, usually holding multiple certifications in fitness. This is so they can teach more than one class as needed by the spa. Certifications include cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification, group fitness and personal training, and yoga.

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