Our modern lifestyle – sitting for hours a day behind a computer screen, eating processed foods and drinking way too much coffee – is killing us. According to the Global Wellness Institute’s, Global Wellness Economy Monitor 2017 : “As people around the world suffer from higher stress levels and chronic disease, they are turning to the wellness industry to maintain and improve their health”.
We’re told that if we want to survive, we have to exercise and eat a super healthy diet. Medical aids and corporate firms are buying in, offering discounted gym memberships, or office gyms, to encourage wellness.
There are scores of reasons to become a personal trainer. The money, career opportunities and rewards are but a small part of these. So, if you have been considering a career in personal training then here are a few of the perks associated with the job.
Why you should become a Personal Trainer
Making a Difference in People’s Lives
There are many career paths out there that don’t offer any real enrichment or benefit to people’s lives. So why join the hoards of selfish workers who do it just for the money?
One of the biggest rewards of being a personal trainer is having the ability to make positive, noticeable and measurable impacts on the lives of all of your clients. That feeling of helping someone else reach their fitness goals never goes away. This will leave you feeling like you are part of a career that truly makes a positive difference in the world.
The World is Your Oyster
Opting for internationally accredited personal training certification will open you up to the world. It will allow you to live and work just about anywhere. The global fitness industry is a booming one with career opportunities across the globe.
Do what you love and you’ll love what you do
Let’s be honest. The reason why you’re considering becoming a personal trainer is because you see the value in staying fit and healthy. Right? But beyond that, you enjoy physical activity, exercise and feeling good. Now imagine being able to make exercise and fitness part of your working lifestyle and doing what you love. Every single day.
Fitness is Cool
It wasn’t always cool to admit that you were a fitness freak. And let’s be honest, the fitness fashion of the 70s wasn’t exactly cool.
But that changed when health-conscious celebs made exercise hip. Think Rocky Balboa and Jane Fonda. They got us wanting fit, lean bodies. Losing weight, growing muscle and getting fitter has now become a daily routine for many South Africans.
All of this simply means the fitness industry will continue to grow. Which means there’s never been a better time to be a personal trainer. If you take pride and enjoyment in exercise, then why not make it a more permanent part of your life?
Here are some interesting Fitness Trends to Expect in 2018
- Boxing will make a comeback – combining strength and cardio, boxing is a great full body workout
- Group training – those who exercise in a group have lower stress levels and improvements mentally, physically and emotionally, than those who exercise alone
- High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) – involves short bursts of high-intensity exercise followed by a short rest period or recovery
- Live streaming classes will gain momentum
- DNA specific wellness