As the month of January begins to wind down, we would like to ask you, ‘Are you staying true to your 2015 resolutions?’ While many consider new years resolutions as nothing but a fad that diminishes by the second week of January, others use it as an opportunity to set new, measurable goals for the year. That being said, If you’ve been considering a career as a fitness trainer, now is the time to get started.
With a continued growth in the health and fitness industry, and a much greater cultural acceptance of personal spend on health, the demand for personal training is certainly booming. Use the start of the new year as an opportunity to put aside excuses and take a look at why a career in personal training is a rewarding way to fulfill your passions all year long; inspiring others through healthy and active habits.
Personal Training Goals & Inspirations for the New Year
New Year, New Resolutions
With the start of a new year, millions (if not billions) of people across the world will be writing down their new year’s resolutions, and you know what sits at the top? According to a number of publications, like Forbes, getting physical and eating ‘smarter and simpler’ is extremely important for those who want to lead a healthier and happier life (and let’s face it, who doesn’t aspire to lead such a life.) However, only 8% of people who set resolutions actually keep them. That being said, the new year is your golden opportunity to enforce those resolutions and keep your potential prospects on track with their health and fitness goals.
Think of it this way: Many people turn to personal trainers to find a lifestyle plan that works for them, especially since not every workout fits each individual. They also turn to personal trainers in hope of accomplishing those health and fitness goals that they outlined in… yeah, you guessed it, their new year’s resolutions.
A Desirable, Growing Market
Boasting a competitive annual salary and 24% growth of jobs in the last 10 years, aspiring fitness professionals can anticipate opportunity within this growing field. Let’s take a deeper dive:
- There are over 6 million individuals working with personal trainers in the U.S.
- The top pay for a trainer is $128,000 annually
- Employment is projected to grow 13% by 2022
Regardless of the motivation behind your desire to pursue this career path, it’s essential that you first assess whether you have what it takes. Successful trainers are passionate, motivated and have the ability to lead by example. Trainers with these qualities and characteristics help potential prospects and clients to feel confident and inspired by their training.
You know how the saying goes, new year, new you. What better way to get started on your journey than in the start of a new year?