Why i Want to be an Athletic Trainer
We are living in a time where people are making money doing things they enjoy doing, people are working from home or even going to school from home. The main job that is growing is personal trainers. When you hear “personal trainer” people think of strong muscular females and males but in reality a lot of time this is not the case. A personal trainer is a person who was thought how the body is to functions properly and what it takes to stay healthy. There are many types of personal trainers, there are people who want to work with just individual people on a one-on-one bases and there are people who want to work with large amounts of people. Before you even become a personal trainer you must be able to pass a test or tests showing you are able to be a personal trainer, it all depends on what level and who you want to train.
When you are just starting to think about becoming a personal trainer it is kinda hard to know what route you want to take to become a personal trainer there are many ways. The four best ways to make narrow down your search is to know which one of these four certifications are you most interested in.
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When looking for a job as a personal trainer most places will ask what kind of certification you received to see if you are able to work with their clients and make sure that the client is happy. All of the certifications are good it just depends on where do you want to work, for example, Golds GYM hires personal trainers that are Personal training specialty, which is a good job you could make enough to live off of if you worked enough hours, but a jail or army facility would hire someone who has a Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSCA-F®) which the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) provides and you could be living a better life. Yes, the Tactical Strength and Conditioning Facilitator® (TSCA-F®) takes a long time to get and it will be hard to find a job. Finding jobs as a personal trainer is going to be the hardest part of becoming a personal trainer although it will be worth it.
The average personal trainer can make from 8-15 dollars an hour it all depends on the gym you are working at and the number of years you have been working as a personal trainer. “On average full-time personal trainers make about $50,000/year with the potential to make upwards of $130,000/year.” as stated on (Bolt Fitness, How much do personal trainers make?). With that said if you become a personal trainer that’s not necessarily the amount you will make you could make less or you could make more it also depends on how you train someone some people like more one on one and the others like when the trainer gives you a program and they follow the program. Becoming a personal trainer is not about making money ( of course you will make money) but it is about helping others reach their goals, for some people that goal will just be a heaty life still eating good and getting enough exercise to stay healthy. Others will be looking more for a more aesthetic body better known as a “beach body”. The 3rd most frequent customer of a personal trainer a strong man and power lifters they like lifting more weight not to worry about how they look as long as they are lifting heavy weight. It doesn’t matter what customers you get it matters if you can help them reach their goals and make them happy with their results and the work they put in,
Becoming a personal trainer is not always cheap especially if you decide to go to college before taking the personal training test to become a personal trainer. Which means you will have to go and pay for college than pay for the tests. If you decide not to go to college you can still take the test but it will take a lot more studying and dedication. taking any of the tests can range from 300-500 dollars it depends on what test you take and it also depends on if you are a member of the association already or not. You can take the test as many times as you need to pass but because of the price, you are better off studying very hard and passing it the first time. There are many jobs that will ask you how many times it took you to pass the test. There are many ways to study for the tests, the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS) make a study book that you and purchase to study for the exam. The study book is not that much it is 50 dollars for a hard copy. That you can also use to study for the other test if you decide to continue with your career as a personal trainer. If you are not willing to spend a little bit of money and a lot of time and dedication.
When I was younger I didn’t think I would be wanting to be a personal trainer I never wanted to go to exercise or go to the gym when I was younger now I never want to leave the gym at night. As you grow older you start to realize what you want to do with your life and what you want to study and work as. This project has helped me figure out what I want to do with my life and what I want to study. I know we are just graduating right now and we might change our minds on what we want to do in the future. I am 98% sure this is what I want my future to be helping people reach their goals and live a healthy life. This project has helped me know what steps to take to make my dreams become reality.