What should I do after high school if i want study nutrition and fitness? Also if i want to become an online trainer sometime in the future?
I'm 18 years old and i'm asking this because i'm really into fitness specially bodybuilding. Although i do a lot of research on my own i'd like more help to better my knowledge. #health #fitness #bodybuilding
Ask to shadow trainers or coaches who you work with and observe how they communicate with athletes and clients. Working in a fitness center, even at the check in desk, is a great way to familiarize yourself with the type of environment you would eventually work in one day.
Pamela recommends the following next steps:
Hi Gerardo: you might consider becoming a personal trainer to start. I believe the livestrong website has some insights: http://www.livestrong.com/article/16354-long-become-personal-trainer/
You might look at this program to get into something that can very quickly start making you hirable. But if you're interested in becoming a nutritionist, you can really get a better job while still being able to do the training. You'll need a college degree, but you can probably get courses knocked out part time while working as well. I have a friend who is doing this right now. She has been a personal trainer for 5 or 6 years, but is finding that it is a struggle to increase her income, which is what I believe you might find out: it's steady work to start, but you may have trouble being able to increase your pay. The key is to make yourself more marketable. (NOTE: I'm not 100% sure on that answer, and you may just want to go to the gym and ask a certified trainer for advice. But I didn't want to leave you hanging for an answer.) Good luck