Careers in Fitness

Want to pursue a career in fitness? Think your only option is to become a personal trainer? Think again.

There’s a whole world of interesting and rewarding jobs available to students who have completed their course of study at the American Academy of Personal Training (AAPT) and received their personal training certifications.

Exploring Your Options

Once upon a time, careers in fitness were vague and limited. Today, there is a range of well-defined options for those who want to enter the competitive world that is the modern fitness industry. Some of the most common jobs include:

  • Group exercise instructor
  • Personal training coach
  • Virtual trainer
  • Exercise programmer/fitness manager
  • Club or gym management

No matter what position you pursue, you’ll need to bring a few things to the table: a passion for fitness, the skills learned at the American Academy of Personal Training, and a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Making a Decision

The trick is finding the occupation that matches your passion and your talents. Not quite sure which position is ideal for you? Don’t worry. Sometimes it’s best to explore your options. It’s not unusual for industry leaders to hold numerous positions before they make their mark.

Even within a given career path, you’ll have plenty of choices. Do you want to work for a large corporation or a small outfit? Do you want to get hired at an established company or do you want to start your own business? These days, there is no shortage of opportunities for people of every temperament and walk of life.

Laying the Groundwork for Success

At AAPT, you’ll learn the skills you need to succeed in any position and in any work environment.

No matter what fitness career you settle on, AAPT can help you achieve your goals. When you enroll in AAPT’s personal training course, you’ll spend as much time receiving hands-on, practical instruction as you do learning in the classroom. Our rigorous curriculum will also prepare you for the NASM exam. In fact, it’s the only course you’ll need to become certified. With a certification in hand, you can enter any fitness career you choose.

Start your career today. Enroll in AAPT’s personal trainer program.