Personal Training Career Benefits

Jun 26, 2014 | by AIF

Choosing a career as a personal trainer opens windows of opportunity in the health and fitness sector, as well as offering benefits for your personal wellbeing. If you are passionate about health and fitness, it is a career that can closely align with your values and lifestyle.

Here’s a look at some of the advantages of choosing a personal training career:

You Are Your Own Boss

A career in the health and fitness industry can give you the ability to set your own work hours. Early mornings and late evenings are the typical times that clients prefer to train, leaving the middle of the day yours to take advantage of.

Go for a coffee with friends between clients, smash out a workout yourself or take an afternoon nap – as your own boss, the world is your oyster.

Invigorating Workplace

As a personal trainer, you are surrounded by vibrant, energetic, active people who are passionate about fitness. You have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired.

Exercise also makes people happy – it’s a fact. This means most of the people you will come into contact during your workday will be smiling, happy and ready to take on the world – attitudes that are incredibly infectious.

Welcome To Your Healthy Lifestyle!

As a personal trainer, you will develop a unique understanding of all things health and fitness. This appreciation will help you to continue to better yourself.  To be a great representation of your personal brand, you’ll be extra motivated to work on your own training.

Your new-found knowledge in nutrition and exercise will give you the tools you need to improve your physique and your mindset, allowing you to carry this over into your client’s lives too.

Every day is Different

No two days are the same when working as a Personal Trainer. You could be outdoors training a group one minute, boxing in the gym or at home working on your online business elements the next.

If you like a challenge; each new client is at a different level and has different unique fitness goals, and tailoring support to them will keep you on your toes. Monotony becomes virtually non-existent, which sure beats a nine-to-five office job!

Keep Your Mind Active

There is so much to learn in the health and fitness industry, even once you are qualified, so it is important to invest in ongoing education and professional development throughout your entire fitness career.

With so much opportunity to gain further knowledge and specialise in different niches or train particular clients, your mind will always stay as active as your body.

Make An Impact

Personal training is not just about exercise; you will be positively impacting the lives of others on a daily basis. You have a unique vantage point watching your clients realise and reach their fitness goals. Better yet, you were the one who was there to help them along the way.

Your “Product” is for Everyone

You are not just offering personal training, you are selling improved health, better body confidence, increased energy and productivity. Who wouldn’t benefit from this?

Potential clients are everywhere you look – you simply have to work on marketing yourself as the personal trainer that they NEED.

Experience these perks for yourself

With so many incredible benefits and perks, there is no wonder so many people are stepping away from their 9-5 office jobs to pursue a rewarding career in the fitness industry.

If you’re ready to take a leap into the fitness industry, look no further than the Master Trainer program™ brought to you by the Australian Institute of Fitness.



The Australian Institute of Fitness
The Australian Institute of Fitness (AIF) is the largest and longest established fitness training organisation in Australia, with dynamic training methods and expert course coaches nationwide - spanning fitness, massage and nutrition. The AIF qualifies more fitness professionals than any other provider in Australia, as well as offering a broad range of continuing education courses (CEC), upskilling resources and partnership programs for existing industry.

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Disclaimer: Where Certificate III in Fitness, Cert III/Cert 3, or Fitness Coach is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Fitness, Cert IV/Cert 4, or Personal Trainer is mentioned, it refers to SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Program™ is mentioned, it refers to Fitness Essentials and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Master Trainer Plus+ Program™ is mentioned, it refers to SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness and SIS40221 Certificate IV in Fitness. Where Certificate IV in Massage or Cert IV/Cert 4 is mentioned, it refers to HLT42021 Certificate IV in Massage Therapy. Where Diploma of Remedial Massage is mentioned, it refers to HLT52021 Diploma of Remedial Massage.