A Career in the Fitness Industry can take you places
Imagine being able to eat breakfast and sip an espresso overlooking the Mediterranean from the top deck of a luxury liner! As a cruise ship personal trainer this idyllic lifestyle is entirely possible.
One of the best ways to get into this career is by building your reputation as a great personal trainer gaining excellent references along the way. Firstly, you’ll need to get a personal training qualification along with other skills and expertise that help you to stand out from the crowd. Add a massage qualification or other discipline to your portfolio such as tai chi or Pilates to help you to market your services to the cruise ship’s client base. Do some market research on people who travel on cruise ships and the type of services they are looking for. Opportunities and recommendations can evolve from a strong network of trusted colleagues in the fitness industry so ensure you maintain connections with those people.
There are other places that a career in the fitness industry can take you. High end condominiums, luxury hotels and resorts or fitness retreats all require the services of health and fitness specialists for their clientele. If you prefer to work with individuals or small groups, you could offer an elite personal training service to the high end market or offer a personal training package to a sports club or corporate business.
Depending on your aspirations and goals, a career in personal training can take you all over the world and open doors that you never dreamed of!