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Job DescriptionDo you like to exercise and eat healthy? If you do and have an interest in helping others improve their fitness habits, then this job may be for you! Personal trainers work one-on-one with clients, usually in a gym or in the client's home. Some trainers work with collegiate or professional athletes to help them achieve optimal performance. They help clients assess their level of physical fitness and set and reach fitness goals. Trainers also demonstrate various exercises and help clients improve their exercise techniques. They may keep records of their client's exercise sessions to monitor the client's progress toward physical fitness. They also may advise their clients on how to modify their lifestyles outside of the gym to improve their fitness. Additionally, Personal trainers may conduct group exercises or oversee health clubs/fitness centers.
KINESIOLOGY: the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement.
CLIENT: a person who uses a professional service.
FITNESS: good health or physical condition, especially as the result of exercise and proper nutrition.
CHOREOGRAPH: to plan out or oversee the movement, development or details of a workout.
MUSCLE STRENGTH: the ability of muscles to work against resistance.
CARDIO: pertaining to the heart.
WORKOUT ROUTINE: exercise routine a person performs on a daily basis.
BODY FAT: the percentage of your body mass that is not composed of lean muscle, water, bones or vital organs.
HEART RATE: the number of heartbeats per minute.
ANATOMY: the human body structure and functions.
How to Get There
- Be active and engage in a variety of fitness opportunities.
- Learn about first aid and how you can help someone who sustains an injury while exercising.
- Help a friend or family member create a workout routine.
- Practice using all kinds of fitness equipment.
- Study anatomy and physiology.
FITNESS PLAN: For this activity, all you need is one person who is interested in getting fit.
CLIENT CONSULTATION: Talk with your client about their current exercise habits and assess their fitness level, measure their height and calculate their weight. Fitness levels can be assessed with some cardio and strength training activities. Record their results. Be sure to ask your client if they have any medical conditions. Ask the client what they are looking to gain from a fitness plan. Set fitness goals together. Ask your client to see their doctor before starting any fitness plan.
DESIGN A PLAN: Create an exercise routine that is suitable for your client. Incorporate exercises that help your client target specific areas of the body and achieve their goals. Make sure to demonstrate the exercises so your client observes proper form. Meet with your client once or twice a week to work through the exercises together and encourage them to work out on their own as well.
FOLLOW-UP: Meet with your client and reassess their fitness level, height and weight. Let your client know of any changes. Also, discuss the questions below:
- How do you feel after exercising for two weeks?
- Did you see any improvements?
- What exercises did you like?
- What exercises did you not like?
- What steps can you take to ensure you will continue your exercise routine?