An Easy Visual Guide to Careers in the Fitness Industry [Infographic]
by Alina Berdichevsky
Posted: March 30, 2017
If you have an interest in human anatomy and physiology and are passionate about providing health programs for clients, a career in the fitness industry could be the perfect way to flex your muscle. And best of all, there has never been a better time to get into this diverse and growing field!
New figures show Australia's obesity rate has ballooned, with 10.8 million Australians now classified as overweight or obese. According to a study by Deakin University, 45.1 percent of men and 30.2 percent of women are overweight, while a further 20.2 percent of men and 28.6 percent of women are obese.
The positive news for potential trainers from this is that the fitness and personal training industries are booming, and the industry is riding a wave of popularity.
According to fitness.org.au, the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics state that the number of people employed in Fitness has more than doubled over the past decade, and is expected to continue to grow at a slower rate over the next five years.
Furthermore, the most recent figures available from the ABS show that between 2000-2001 and 2004-2005, the number of fitness centres and gyms in Australia grew from 667 to 824, while income grew from $294.3 million to $679.4 million, with profit almost doubling from $16 million to $30.3 million.
According to Payscale, the fitness industry has incredible earning potential, with a Personal Trainer in Australia earning up to AU$107,257.
Covering fitness planning and programming, legal matters, client screening and motivation, program delivery and business planning, a course in Fitness will enable you to properly health screen and assess clients, deliver fitness programs, provide healthy eating information and identify specific types of clients, and tailor programs to their needs.
The fitness and health industries continue to grow in Australia, with greater numbers of people turning to various methods of keeping their bodies healthy.
So what qualification do you need to progress in the fitness industry? Well, it really depends on where your inspiration in fitness lies and where you want your fitness career to take you. Maybe you want to complement your skill set in Health? Or perhaps you want to become a gym instructor or a personal trainer? Either way, you've got options. So take a look:
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