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How should you start your career to become a personal trainer.

I am a middle school student who took a test that said I should be a personal trainer. I want to know what the best way to start your career is. #career #career-development #future-careers


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Nasrin’s Answer

You have couple of ways you can accomplish that. One is after high school pursue training and Personal training certification. Another one that allows to have more options in the future is to get a college degree in exercise science or anything similar to that. a 4 year college degree allows you to have more options: you can work in Personal training studios, Work for companies that have gyms for their employees, and also when you are ready have your own business and your own clients. For today - Start by being healthy, eat well, exercise and practice what you will preach to your clients later!!!

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Gerard’s Answer

JWilly, Nasrin provides very good suggestions. I would follow what she has to say. The only thing I would add, is to obtain informational interviews and surround yourself in an environment where you may find several personal trainers (gyms, fitness centers, colleges, etc...). For informational interviews, basically find personal trainers and ask them what is on your mind - What do they do on a regular basis? What does a normal day for them look like? What do they like and dislike about their career? What do they recommend you do to prepare for a career as a personal trainer?

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