Personal Trainer Jobs

Personal Trainer Job Overview

Personal trainers work in gyms, health clubs, recreation centers, country clubs, schools, yoga studios and private homes. The majority of personal trailers work in fitness and recreational sports centers, and they often teach both private clients and group classes. Most personal trainers teach individual clients how to do specific exercises, and they also lead and motivate private or group clients. Their fitness training usually encompasses strength training, stretching, and cardiovascular workouts. The most common job duties of a personal trailer might include:

  • Demonstrating how to do specific exercises for clients
  • Carefully observing clients to ensure they are doing exercises properly
  • Planning a variety of exercise plans so that clients don’t get bored with the same workouts
  • Monitoring each client’s personal progress
  • Modifying workout plans for clients as they progress
  • Explaining safety rules
  • Enforcing and reiterating safety rules when clients use equipment improperly
  • Giving advice on nutrition and weight control when clients seek it
  • Being ready and able to perform first aid in case it’s ever needed
  • Selecting music for workout routines

Personal Trainer Job Education Requirements

Most personal trailers have at least a high-school diploma or its equivalent. Many employers prefer personal trainers to have an associate’s degree in a health or fitness field, such as physical education or exercise science. To gain a competitive edge and earn more desirable positions, a personal trailer should try to attain a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field. Personal trainers should also take a program or courses before taking the accreditation exam. They need to work on their own physical fitness as well, because clients look to their trainers to be role models.

Personal Trainer Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there will likely be a 13 percent increase in available personal trainer jobs between 2012 and 2022. That means the numbers will rise from 267,000 personal trainer jobs in the United States to over 300,500 positions. Candidates who seek as high an education as possible will be better in a position to gain employment and stay employed. If personal trainers are interested in the nutritional aspects of health, they may also choose to go on to train or receive further education to become a registered dietitian or a nutritionist.

Personal Trainer Job Salary Information

Personal trainers made an approximate median salary of $31,720 in 2012. The top workers in this field made over $66,530 per year, while the low-end average annual salary was $17,630. Personal trainers who work with wealthy private clients and celebrities, or who get a large following after helping many people see results, may be able to earn a sizeable income taking in private clients. That is sometimes more a matter of luck than hard work, but nevertheless personal trainers can earn a great salary no matter where they live in the country.


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La Crosse Village Front Desk Sales Part Time 10-15 hrs. weekly (summers 20+ hrs). Assist w/club membership sales and account maintenance. Energetic personality, ability to multi task, good computer skills and interest in fitness. Personal Trainer Opening for an additional nationally certified, personal trainer to join our team. Bachelor Degree in Exercise Sports Science or related field requir...
Your potential is unlimited at Five Seasons Family Sports Club. Five Seasons Family Sports Club has created something truly revolutionary. We offer activities and amenities that appeal to the whole family, including pools, tennis, and fitness. Achieve your career goals with our exciting organization. . Five Seasons is currently hiring full-time Personal Trainers. Responsible for training a wide ...
MOORINGS PARK Retirement Community Personal Trainer On-Call Personal training certification with ACSM, NSCA, ACE or AFAA is required. Prior experience working with seniors. Personal Trainer On-Call Personal training certification with ACSM, NSCA, ACE or AFAA is required. Join employee Wellness Program as we kick off a NEW Personal Training Program Fax resume to Human Resources (239) 262-385...
Push Fitness is seeking an experienced, motivated, and passionate personal trainer looking to train 25+ hours/week. 2+ years of experience with multiple clientele is a must. A bachelors degree in a health related field is preferred with at least one nationally accredited personal training certification. (ACSM, NASM, NSCA, CHEK, ACE, etc). Push Fitness is a private personal training studio located...
Overview (Multiple Locations) Build a fun and exciting career in fitness that allows you to make a positive impact with individuals every day. As a Performant Fitness Trainer you will have the opportunity to help our members achieve their health and fitness goals. Our trainers work one-on-one, in small to mid-sized groups with members to provide customized fitness programs that encourage, guide a...
The Personal Trainer is responsible for providing a safe and effective exercise environment for club Members/Guests through supervision of exercise programs, education of the Members/Guests in exercise and a focus on establishing a personalized program of exercise for each Member/Guest. Evaluate Member/Guest fitness needs and provide the appropriate exercise program for meeting those needs, includ...
Job Purpose: To help fight the obesity rate in our community Skills/Qualifications: Bedside Manner, Creating a Safe, Effective Environment, Medical Teamwork, People Skills, Professionalism, Handles Pressure, Verbal Communication, Problem Solving, Analyzing Information , Initiative, Attendance, reliable...
Live Fit in San Francisco is hiring Personal Trainers comprehensively trained and certified for our Russian Hill and Nob Hill locations. Live Fit Gym & Wellness Clubs offer an integrated selection of Fitness and Wellness membership plans including strength & cardio training, personal training, group P.T. training, massage, chiropractic, A.R.T., and acupuncture. Live Fit Gym’s Personal Trainers pr...
Personal Trainer Great Pay. Guaranteed Base Salary. Employee Benefits. Unique Training Internship. Take your training career to the next level! Email resume to ***** This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
THE BEEDE SWIM AND FITNESS CENTER Certified, Experienced Personal Trainers: Part time morning and evening shifts. Good pay, Great atmosphere. Please call Jan for more details at 978-287-1014. Front Desk Reception Clerk: Part time always, must be able to work fl exible shift s including Saturdays.Attention to details and multitasking is a must. Forward resume to Christine at *****...
Best Fitness is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our newly renovated club in Chelmsford, MA If you've committed to a healthy, fit lifestyle and enjoy helping others achieve the same benefits from it that you've experienced, then you're ideally suited to for this position. In this role, your efforts will be critical to the success of the premier fitness club in this area and you'll serve ...
3form in Salt Lake City, Utah is now hiring experienced Personal Trainers to join our team of professionals in providing safe and effective workouts for our employees in our on-site gym. The position will be as a consultant and will pay approximately $20.00 per hour. Our fitness center offers many different lines of equipment to aid in creating successful training programs for your clients (our e...
We are Brick Bodies and we are looking for Personal Trainers for multiple locations. We are open to either experienced Personal Trainers or Personal Trainers-in-Training. If you are experienced with certifications....please contact us to discuss options. If you are new to personal training....please see our ad below for what to expect and then contact us. Either way, if you have a passion for fitn...
Personal Trainer & Group Fitness Instructor The Fitness Center at Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club is looking for a part-time female trainer and group fitness instructor with flexible availability for clientele at our luxury resort community. ACE, ACSM, or other approved nationally accredited organization, CPR/First Aid Certified, motivating. Consistent schedule on a part-time basis. Submit resume...
Job Description: The primary function of the Personal Trainer is to initiate personal training to all new and current members of the club, perform assessments/equipments training sessions for all new members when scheduled, assist members with their workout programs and offer training advice or corrections on equipment when necessary, Maintain a clean and orderly fitness environment. Duties Inclu...
Personal Trainer If you are a motivated self-starter, and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this is a great opportunity to join fast growing Gold's Gym of Bismarck. F/T position, $40K + / year potential, paid vacation. Drop off resume at: 517 S. 5th Street Bismarck...
We're growing and we're hiring! Are you an enthusiastic and experienced instructor? Do you treasure the one-on-one customer service experience and are you willing to work hard with us for mutual success? Do you have a passion for helping someone else achieve their fitness goals? Peak Physique has two passions: Client Success and Trainer Success We're hiring: Certified Personal Trainers (NASM, A...
MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUBS, a division of TCA Holdings, seeks an experienced Personal Trainer for our prestigious athletic club in the Windy Hill community of Atlanta, Georgia. Midtown is a leader in the upscale fitness club and sports resort industry. What began as a single tennis club in Chicago in 1970, Midtown is now comprised of 10 full-service tennis and fitness facilities throughout the United...
MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUBS, a division of TCA Holdings, seeks a Personal Trainer for our prestigious athletic club in Chicago, Illinois. Midtown is a leader in the upscale fitness club and sports resort industry. What began as a single tennis club in Chicago in 1970, Midtown is now comprised of 10 full-service tennis and fitness facilities throughout the United States and Canada. Locations in Illinoi...
Continuing Education Division is seeking qualified individuals to teach: CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER (PT) PROGRAM Instructors must be NASM certified Call for more information: (910 ) 678-0033 To apply, please visit our employment portal at: Fayetteville Technical Community College 2201 Hull Road Fayetteville, NC 28303 An Equal Op...

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Personal Trainer


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