Whether you're becoming a little disillusioned with the daily grind of the nine-to-five, or you've been considering switching your career to something that you can really put your heart and soul into, making that change can always seem a little daunting. Many of us have often dreamed of a more active career that doesn't see us chained to a desk, hunched over a keyboard all day.
Train and gain
A fulfilling vocation as a personal trainer is a hugely popular choice for those who love, live, eat and breathe health and fitness or are looking to enrich and improve their professional and personal aspirations. As Aussies grow increasingly more health conscious (one in three Australians regularly play sport or exercise, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics) there is an ever-growing need for excellent personal trainers to tend to the nation's fitness needs.
A fulfilling vocation as a personal trainer is a hugely popular choice for those looking to enrich and improve their professional and personal aspirations.
Australia's fitness-loving bubble doesn't look set to burst any time soon, either; the industry grew by 8.7 per cent in the five years between 2010 and 2015, figures released by IBISWorld state. If you're looking to become a personal trainer, though, how will it benefit and complement your life?
Make positive changes to many lives
Perhaps the most rewarding aspect of all as a personal trainer is the fact that you'll make positive changes to many lives. Just think of it: A potential client comes to you, unhappy with their weight or body shape, gloomy and with self-esteem at rock-bottom. With your help, such a person can shed the extra kilograms, build muscle, and steadily bolster confidence.
Now, imagine the smile on their face just a few months later, pleased with the transformation and emerging on the other side a happier person. You helped do that – and you'll do it again with many others, too.
Your own health will improve
What health benefits did your old office job improve? Perhaps you rose from you desk once or twice a day to make a cup of tea, or get lunch. Either way, it's not nearly enough activity – the human body is designed to move, and as a personal trainer, you'll certainly be doing a lot of that!
The freedom of the city – and the world
Not only will you be helping your clients to reach their fitness goals, you are also in a fitness environment where you can more easily focus on your own health and fitness and practice what you preach.
As a personal trainer, you won't have to turn up at the same old nondescript office block each morning, just because that's where your work is. You'll have the freedom to think bigger – globally, in fact, as you can work all around the world. It doesn't matter where you are on the planet, as people are always going to want to become fitter and healthier, and will need people like you to help them reach their aspirations.
You could work on the shimmering sands of the Hawaiian coast for six months, and the vibrant buzz of London for the next – there really are no limits as to where you can go (visa permitting, of course!). Australia is permanently on the lookout for enthusiastic, driven personal trainers, too, so you could always decide to stay at home and train from a variety of settings – gym, studio, home set up, park or beach!
Why not have a look at Australian Fitness Academy's range of courses so that you can take the first steps on the road to becoming a personal trainer?