Is fitness a huge part of your life? If you could do anything at all, would you like to turn Fitness and Health into your career? A good thought – Yes! But have you also questioned this before and asked, am I too old to be changing jobs or starting something new? AND…Is there opportunity in the fitness industry? Can I actually get a job? …….. You might be interested to know that more and more people are making a career change in their thirties, forties and even fifties and becoming successful Fitness Professionals (Personal Trainers). Almost two thirds (62%) of fitness professionals are aged between 22 to 39 years, with 4% over the age of 55 years (Fitness Australia Report 2014) and as the industry grows, there is an increasing opportunity in this exciting industry! Whether you want to study for personal interest, want to get a foot into the Fitness Industry or want to positively impact others and start a career in fitness, personal training is an excellent career option. A career as a personal trainer ticks many of the needs of a working mum/dad where one of the biggest advantages is that work schedules can be flexible allowing you to work your clients around your family. Why waste time in a job you don’t enjoy? If you can´t tell the difference between work and play then you know you are doing something you love. There are casual, part time and full time jobs at health clubs, leisure centres, sporting facilities, sports teams, schools, holiday resorts, hospitals, community centres, nursing homes, corporate gyms, government agencies and even cruise ships. OR study and be a part of the group fitness sector, outdoor trainer or run your own Personal Training business in a gym or from your own private studio! The opportunity is there! Industry leading fitness education and training (via FIT College – RTO 31903) is available at Roar Fitness Cockburn. Study on campus (full time or part time) and complete your studies to become a Fitness Professional (Certificate III in Fitness – SIS30315 and Certificate IV in Fitness – SIS40215) It is time to choose a career doing what you love! Want to study Fitness? Here are some quick tips
- When looking into your fitness courses and qualifications make sure you find EXACTLY the support you will receive. Just because a course is promoted as ‘face to face’ doesn’t not mean you have full support or a classroom learning environment.
- Make sure the training model suits your lifestyle.! Face to face (or classroom) is a great experience but only if you can make it to classes. Perhaps a flexible mode of study will suit your work, family, social and other commitments better.
- Technology and Support frameworks. How is your coursework delivered, what is the support from teachers/staff, are there open communication channels, are the courses supported by cutting edge technology and learning resources?
- Go with your gutt! Sometimes it all sounds too good to be true and often it can be very confusing on who is offering what! Stop and think about it all… know who you are studying with, where they are located and the level of support you require.