Personal Trainers

Personal trainers, often known as fitness trainers, assist health-conscious people with exercise, weight training, weight loss, diet and nutrition, and medical rehabilitation. During one training session, or over a period of several sessions, trainers teach their clients how to achieve their health and fitness goals. They train in the homes of their clients, their own studio spaces, or in health clubs. There are approximately 261,100 fitness workers, including personal trainers, working in the United States, either independently or on the staff of a fitness center.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Health
  • Physical Education
  • Coaching/Physical Training
  • Interpersonal
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Athletic
  • Helpful
  • Social
Licensure/Certification Recommended

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