WHY CHOOSE A FITNESS career?

A growing industry

The demand for fitness professionals and opportunities in the industry continue to grow. You could work with a range of employers or start your own business, all while doing something you're passionate about.

7 reasons to choose a fitness career

    • 1
      HELP OTHERS CHANGE THEIR LIVES
      There aren’t many careers where you get to see your clients physically and mentally change their lives. But that’s exactly what a career in the fitness industry offers you; an opportunity to help your clients feel better about themselves and lead a longer, healthier life thanks to the proven benefits of fitness.
    • 2
      BE IN A JOB YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT
      If you’re getting up each morning and dreading going to work, then you’re clearly in the wrong career. Being part of the fitness industry gives you the opportunity to give back, feel rewarded and do something you’re passionate about, whether you’re working at a gym, in your local park, in a clinic, or with sports teams or allied health professionals.
    • 3
      RUN YOUR OWN BUSINESS
      Being your own boss gives you freedom to set your own hours, and decide where you want to spend your days. The fitness industry offers a range of rewarding career options, for those wanting their own business, from becoming a franchised Personal Trainer and starting up your own personal training studio to running an outdoor training company, or becoming a Massage Therapist and opening your own clinic.
    • 4
      EARN INCOME WHILE TRAVELLING OR DOING FURTHER STUDY
      Whether you plan to travel the world or head off to uni to further your studies, once you’re trained as a Personal Trainer, Group Exercise or Aqua Instructor, or Massage Therapist, you have a means of earning income wherever you are. You could even be training passengers on a cruise ship, or your fellow classmates in the uni gym.
    • 5
      DON'T BE TIED TO A DESK
      The fitness industry is unlike any other. Here’s your chance to escape the daily grind of 9 to 5, and have the gym, your home or the beach become your ‘office’. Avoid the long daily commute in a suit and the back ache from sitting at a desk all day, that your friends will be complaining about. Instead you could be preparing clients to climb Kilimanjaro, or massaging sports teams before a big game.
    • 6
      WORK IN A POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
      Imagine working in an industry where you get the support from other fitness professionals who are as passionate and energetic as you are; where you’re encouraged to do your best, look your best, and feel your best. Whether you’re helping a client lose weight or recover after an injury, you’ll always feel like you’re making a positive contribution.
    • 7
      LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
      A career as a fitness professional really is a win-win. Not only will you feel good about helping other people transform their lives, but with the daily benefits of living a healthy lifestyle, you’ll feel great about yourself too. You’ll be on your feet, showing your clients exercises or performing massage, and the motivation you give out will have an effect on yourself too.
Growth in people who signed up with a Personal Trainer in 2013, compared to 2012.
Personal training industry growth on average each year.
Annual Australian fitness industry growth in the last five years.

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Career Opportunities

The opportunities to have a successful career in fitness are wide and varied. Popular career paths include:

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Training Manager
  • Outdoor Personal Trainer
  • Remedial Massage Therapist
  • Cruise ship/resort Personal Trainer

    Career scouts

    We like to ensure that all our students are set up for success before they finish their course. Our on-campus Career Scouts are there to help you connect with employers and give you career advice, so you can get started in your new career sooner.

    ASSISTING YOUR SEARCH FOR CAREER PLACEMENT
    Samantha Cooney

    "My Scout was a huge help during my journey at the Institute, opening my eyes to the opportunities out there for me."

    Samantha Cooney

    Institute graduate, Personal Trainer and Massage Therapist

    Career Partners

    At the Australian Institute of Fitness we believe that providing a world-class fitness education is just the beginning. That’s why we’ve aligned with fitness career providers to help assist in career placement for all our graduates.

    527 JOBS AVAILABLE NOW Fitness Careers
    • Preggi Bellies
    • Goodlife Chelsea Heights
    • Vision Personal Training
    • Fit N Fast Forest Hill
    • Fitness First Bayside
    • Julia Russell Massage
    • Jetts Albury
    • Plus Fitness 24/7 Cranbourne
    • EFM Health Club Clayton
    • Genesis Berwick
    • Steiner
    • Massage 2 Motivate
    • Snap Fitness
    • Bootcamps Australia
    • Step Into Life Balwyn North
    • Anytime Fitness - CBD
    • Bootycamp
    • 24 Fit
    • Mishfit
    Career Partners
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    Andrew Simmons

    "There are plenty of options at Vision for Personal Trainers wanting a long-term career."

    Andrew Simmons

    Owner of Vision Personal Training

    Find out more about our career partners and jobs currently on offer.

    F.I.R.E NIGHTS

    The Australian Institute of Fitness runs F.I.R.E (Fitness Industry Recruitment Expo) Nights throughout the year to give students a chance to connect with key industry employers and secure their Trainer Experience placement.

    FITNESSCAREERS.COM.AU

    As part of our comprehensive approach to fitness education and to help our students start their career sooner, the Australian Institute of Fitness operates Australia's number one fitness careers website, featuring the latest vacancies. 

    AUSTRALIA’S #1 FITNESS CAREERS WEBSITE
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    Possible job opportunities currently available

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    Registered career providers

    Building your own business

    Create Your Own Career

    As a qualified fitness professional, you’ll have the chance to take charge of your career and enjoy the freedom of becoming your own boss. Think of it as being the master of your own destiny, where your career fits around you.

    STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS
    Estelle Wood

    "I am blessed to be doing what I love for a ‘job’ all the while being able to spend quality time with my family."

    Estelle Wood

    Institute graduate and owner of Fitness For Life

    Find out the steps to go from study to setting up your own business

    Ready for the challenge?

    Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

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