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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"Fitness Together Cherry Creek and Wash Park, Denver's Premiere One-On-One and Small Group Personal Training Studios are hiring!" Getting people in shape for over 15 years in the greater Denver area! Daily Duties include: *Training clients in One on One sessions, Small Group and Small Group Cardio classes *Team workouts during the lunch break *Professional Development *Opportunity to advance ...
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTOR II TriHealth Corporate Health in Cincinnati, OH OPT, shift varies (#54699) This position provides one to one instruction and/or training for clients in a professional, effective manner within the standards and guidelines set forth by TriHealth Preventive Health Systems. The position demonstrates appropriate interpersonal skills while educating, assisting, and encouraging i...
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...
Basic Functions: Create personalized exercise programs using results from a variety of fitness tests, supervise each exercise session and track client's progress toward fitness goals. Â Minimum Qualifications: Personal Trainer Certifications (ACE, ACSM, NASM) Current CPR Certification Excellent oral and written communication skills. Â Preferred Qualifications: Four year degree in exercise science ...
The Certified Personal Trainers is the expert on health and fitness in the health club facility. They provide structured exercise prescription to clients with a variety of health and wellness goals. The Certified Personal Trainer reports directly to the Fitness Manager . Qualified applicants will possess the following: A strong work ethic Exceptional communication and sales skills Ability to ...
Franchise fitness club is seeking fitness instructors / personal trainers to work within the Rye, NY area of Westchester County. Searching for knowledgeable health enthusiasts that are looking for a career in Personal Training. At the Personal Training Institute of Rye Brook we will certify you and give you MANY opportunities to advance and grow with our company in this amazing industry. ******...
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 (Springfield, MA) Our client, Best Fitness, is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our club in Springfield, 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 ...
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General Personal Trainers needed IMMEDIATELY. Knowledge of nutrition a plus. Please call 760-559-1318....
Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan is currently seeking multiple personal protective equipment (PPE) trainers to work for our client, a premier hospital, in Ann Arbor. This is a full-time, long-term position beginning April 1st and working six to nine months, possibly longer. The selected candidates will need to be able to work 10-hour days Tuesday through Fridays and some weekends, at a minimum of thr...
Personal Trainers Future Fitness Centers in Southern New Jersey (Specifically our Berlin and Mount Laurel locations) are now hiring experienced Personal Trainers to join our team of professionals in providing safe and effective workouts for our members. Our clubs offer many different lines of equipment to aid in creating successful training programs for your clients, as well as providing YOU wit...
Personal Trainer Boxing/Kickboxing/MMA/Cardio class Fun Fitness - Escondido, CA Fitness Trainers - Boxing/Kickboxing/MMA/Muay Thai/Mixed Martial Arts Fun Fitness Dynamic Personalities who want to WIN look no further! Looking for motivated, dynamic self-starters to join the team, and drive business (sales and direct marketing required) in a brand new market! Fun Fitness offers outstanding opp...
Personal Trainer Anytime Fitness – JOB SUMMARY The Personal Trainer’s purpose is to build a client base that contributes to the departmental objective of helping our members achieve their personal fitness goals. This is done by providing an exceptional personal experience for each of our members while marketing our personal training programs and services. ESSENTIAL CHARCTERISTICS • Passionate...
Personal Trainer - Part Time Anytime Fitness – Menominee, MI JOB SUMMARY The Personal Trainer’s purpose is to build a client base that contributes to the departmental objective of helping our members achieve their personal fitness goals. This is done by providing an exceptional personal experience for each of our members while marketing our personal training programs and services. ESSENTIAL CH...
Job Title: OTF Personal Trainer Full Time:Part-Time: Part Time Commission Type: Non-Commission Employee Type: Hourly OTF Overview: Orangetheory Fitness uses scientifically proven concepts to push your body to do its best. Participants complete intervals throughout the hour training session. This workout helps build strength, increase energy, surpass workout plateaus and tone and shape your...
Personal Trainer – Stanford University Job Label:PTDAPER We are growing! Are you looking for excellent clients, great management support, state of art facilities and a solid compensation structure? Our trainers are enthusiastic, high energy and dedicated to the highest level of service to our clients. In return we reward them with incredible support and training to reach their professional and f...
Our client, Best Fitness, is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our club in Erie, PA. 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 as an am...
Our client, Best Fitness, is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our clubs in Buffalo and Tonawanda, NY. 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...
Our client, Best Fitness, is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our club in Nashua, NH. 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 as an ...
Our client, Best Fitness, is looking for Fitness Professionals to staff our clubs in Chelmsford and Lowell, 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...

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