Do you wonder what it takes to be a personal trainer? Do you need personal training certification? Are there personal trainer colleges and schools?
If a career as a fitness trainer is something you are passionate about, there are personal qualities that are important. Are you enthusiastic about health and promoting a healthy lifestyle? Can you walk the walk? Are you in shape? You’ll need lots of skills, and some have nothing to do with the gym.
You will need to be analytical, organized, business savvy if you want to work for yourself, self-motivated and an effective motivator of others. You may not have to look like a young Arnold Schwarzenegger but you should look good, be healthy and lead a healthy lifestyle.
Gone are the days when someone could just call themselves a trainer. Personal Trainers are now certified and NASM, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, is the place to start. Bryan University is the top Personal Training and Exercise Science school in Arizona and now the school offers both online and ground campus opportunities. Best of all, NASM certification is part of the Bryan curriculum.
You can choose a specialty, one that may allow you to work with people with chronic disease or specific injury. You may set up your own business. Whomever you decide to work for, marketing yourself is key.
And you will need to continue your education. After graduation you can always sit in on a class that isn’t full. But the number one quality of personal trainers? Service to your clients. If you become indispensable to the clients you train, success as a personal trainer will be yours.