Personal Trainer

What Does A Personal Trainer Do?

A personal trainer instructs, assists, and motivates individuals or groups in fitness activities such as lifting weights or exercise classes.

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How Do I Become A Personal Trainer?

Completing a two-year college program or four-year bachelor’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, physical education, or a related field will make a person more marketable. The educational requirements may depend on the trainer’s specialty.

What is the Average Salary For A Personal Trainer?

High – 72,000
Median – 38,000
Low – 19,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Personal Trainer?

  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Physical Education

What Is The Work Environment For A Personal Trainer?

A personal trainer typically works in a health club, recreation center, or a Yoga-type studio.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Personal Trainer?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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