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10 Signs You Were Born To Work In Fitness
August 19, 2016

If you're spending hours of your week getting active, meal prepping or planning your next workout session, chances are you are born for the fitness industry. So we have created TEN signs, that you probably experience on a daily basis, to PROVE you should be pursuing a career in fitness NOW!

#1 When You Are Asked, What Do You Do For Fun? Your First Thought Is FITNESS!

Ever heard of the saying, “if you love what you do, then you will never work a day in your life”? Well this is something we know is a FACT! If you are already spending a number of hours in the gym, or getting active outdoors, why not make a career out of it?

#2 You Have ‘Myfitnesspal,’ ‘Map My Run’ Or An Equivalent Fit-App You Swear By

How did we survive before smart phones? Really! With the continuous evolution of technology, fitness apps now extend beyond the famous ‘Myfitnesspal’ and ‘Map My Run.’ Whether it is an app to track your macros, or a tabata app to time your interval training, you know you are set for a career in fitness when you have health and fitness apps on your phone.

#3 Your Wardrobe Is Filled With Activewear, The Latest Fit-Gadgets And Sneakers


You know you are a TRUE ‘Fit-Natic’ when you go shopping for “normal” clothes and come back with the latest pair of Lorna Jane tights, or a fresh pair of Nike’s. Every day attire generally includes some form of activewear, and you most probably own one of those oversized gallon water bottles. Is this sounding familiar?

#4 You Cannot Live Without Your Fitness Tracker


For a fitness enthusiast, a workout without using a fitness tracker, almost doesn’t count. If your have you ever arrived at the gym, and realised you have left your tracker at home, or finished your workout only to realise you didn’t press the ‘start’ button, and felt the heartbreaking sensation in your chest, you are not alone. TIP - ALWAYS have your fitness tracker charged and ready to use for ALL workouts.

#5 You Love A Good Gym Selfie


‘Selfie or it didn’t happen - right?’ This is where having a wardrobe FULL of bright and vibrant gym gear comes in handy. Whether you are training alone, or with your gym buddy, a post-workout selfie is a way of life. On the other hand, nailing a selfie is a whole other story, chances are you probably have around twenty photos of the same pose, just to be safe, so you can choose which is the best to post on Insta.

#6 Your Instagram Is Filled With Your Healthy Snacks And Fitness Adventures


Your friends may give you a little grief every time you take a photo of your immaculately presented breakfast, but social media is becoming more than just a place to store images. Many are using platforms such as Instagram to keep themselves accountable for their own fitness goals, or to share their fitness knowledge, which in turn helps and inspires others to make healthy lifestyle choices.

#7 You Refer To Sunday’s As ‘Meal Prep Day’


It’s the one day of the week where you spend more time in the kitchen than you do the gym, and as a ‘true’ meal prepper you will know the importance of matching tupperware.  Bulk chicken breast is almost always at the top of your weekly shopping list, and let’s be honest, you’ll probably take a snap and document your well presented prep on Insta too.

#8 You Love To Stay Up To Date With All The Industry Trends


Whether it’s kettlebells, crossfit, or hot yoga, you know you are ready for a career in fitness when you are all over the latest industry trends. Personal Trainer’s require a diverse range of skills and knowledge as they have a diverse range of clients, so, the more you know about the industry the more prepared you will be in your new career.

#9 You Tailor A Specific Workout Playlist To Get You Pumped Up


For those days you need a little extra motivation, an EPIC playlist is the best way to get your mind in the zone. Listening to music while training is said to be most beneficial when the beat of the music matches the tempo of the exercise being done, i.e. faster paced music when doing HIIT, or cardio and slower more mellow music when stretching or cooling down. TIP: ALWAYS remember your headphones!

#10 You Genuinely Enjoy Helping People Reach Their Goals


You can be the strongest, the fastest, the fittest, but it takes more than your own physical ability to be a great trainer. If your passion of fitness extends beyond your own training, and you truly enjoy helping others reach their goals, and preach living a healthy lifestyle, then a career in fitness is the perfect fit!

To learn more about our Master Trainer Program and where a career in fitness can take you, why not come along to one of our Open Days!

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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