Combining the love for fitness with the career is every fitness enthusiast’s dream. These are the fitness careers that make it possible.
Fitness is a hobby for an ever-increasing number of people from all walks of life and throughout the world. Carving yourself out a career that you are proud of and one that you enjoy is important.
Money is fantastic, but job satisfaction and the knowledge that you are able to make a difference are important too.
Continue reading for six top ideas on how to combine your love for fitness with your career.
Is Your Dream Job Any Of These Fitness Careers?
Here are six fitness careers for those in love with a healthy lifestyle (and not only):
1. Personal Trainer
Although charging significant amounts per hourly session might seem great, once you take into account the cost of premises, insurance, and equipment, the profit you make as a personal trainer is significantly less.
If you have your own area in which you train, you will have to invest in a substantial amount of gear and also consider some sort of commercial gym flooring.
Some personal trainers choose to work within established gyms and therefore are liable for extra costs. However, there are also advantages to this way of training others.
To get into this line of work, it is imperative to do some extra study to ensure you are up to scratch with this one.
Although you may know the form necessary for the vast majority of exercises, if you do not know the scientific reasons behind this, you will need to learn. This is where a personal trainer certification comes in.
Certification will give you the education as well as credentials you need to excel in this profession. It will also establish trust with potential clients and ensure that you understand the health and safety protocols that are established to maintain credibility within the industry.
This is a career that can be incredibly gratifying with results making both you and your clients happy.
2. Swimming Teacher
If you are a strong swimmer, enjoy working with children and have bundles of patience, becoming a children’s swimming teacher might be a good option for you.
Whether you choose to set up your own swim school or work for an established one, it is vital that you undertake the necessary qualifications.
Although it is mainly children who have lessons, you may offer instruction to adults who are weak swimmers or have simply never learned.
Common costs include pool hire, insurance, and equipment. If money is no object, you may even consider building your own pool. Be sure to do your research to ensure you are meeting a need within your area of operation.
Being a swimming teacher is one of the most rewarding fitness careers since the progress is usually visible week after week.
3. Group Fitness Instructor
A fitness instructor needs to ooze enthusiasm and be able to think on their feet. Classes such as step, combat, and dance all require a high level of coordination, confidence, energy, and the ability to carry on even when you make a mistake.
There are many courses you can undertake to allow you to qualify as a fitness instructor, exercise to music, for example.
Group exercise classes have always been popular and show no signs of waning in popularity. In particular, Zumba seems to be allowing people of all genders, ages, sizes, and abilities to feel part of a group. It is a worldwide phenomenon and really has captured the hearts of so many.
Instructors of group classes can charge per person and therefore appear to make a significant amount if the classes are full.
However, venue hire, insurance, and licenses must be considered too. It takes a very special kind of person to be able to command a room the way good instructors do.
4. Fitness Blogger
If you’re an active person who strives to live healthier every day, then you surely qualify for becoming the next big fitness blogger.
Actually, you don’t even need to be an active person to start blogging on fitness topics. Use it as a motivation to get fit and document your process.
You can use your blog as a medium to share your weight loss process with your friends, for example. Or maybe you’re training for a marathon and want to share your experience step by step.
And if you’re just like I was when I started this fitness blog, and you don’t know anything about fitness, do some research. Read articles, books, and magazines from prestigious fitness publications then use the information to improve yourself. In the end, share your knowledge and results on your fitness blog.
A healthy eating blog is also a great way to share your cooking skills. And if you add your recipe blog to the vast cooking community on Pinterest, then you have the recipe for success.
Nowadays, all teens want to become influencers on Instagram. I mean, who wouldn’t want to make money taking pictures while doing what they really enjoy? C’mon!
Back in my days (as my grandpa used to say) this “job description” wasn’t possible. At least not in the fitness industry where the only way to make a living on it was to become a certified trainer.
With all the technology we possess today, we can inspire millions of people without even leaving the room. That’s insane!
So, getting back to the fitness influencers, this is so easy, yet so rewarding. All you have to do is to create an Instagram account, and maybe a YouTube channel, and share there your thoughts on the things you love. And if you’re a fitness enthusiast, you can share your daily workouts, the meals you eat, outfits you like, anything related to health and fitness in your life.
Once you grow a substantial following, brands and companies will contact you to promote them to your followers. And now you’ll start to earn something doing what you love.
An Instagram influencer is one of the best fitness careers I could think of. Actually, I don’t know if this is really a career, but it’s definitely a money-making lifestyle.
6. Fitness Photographer
This is another awesome fitness career even though you’re not really an active person. You can take advantage of this booming industry and build yourself a career around fitness centers.
Now, you can work with influencers and help them prepare their photos for Instagram, or assist an online fitness store to showcase the products, or take ad pictures for a local gym. There are numerous opportunities in the fitness world for a beginner photographer.
As you can see, there are many opportunities in the fitness industry, you just have to find the one that better suits you.
From fitness blogger to influencer and trainer, you can be whoever you want to be. All it takes is patience, perseverance, and dedication to the things you love.