My boyfriend Brendan desperately wants to be a personal trainer.
He doesn’t want to be the typical gym bro that says he does personal training.
My boyfriend actually wants to be a certified fitness expert and work in a body and wellness center. The steps to personal training is a little more involved than I thought. First a highschool diploma is required. Next, a college degree in exercise science, sports medicine or physical fitness is required. Getting CPR and AED training strengthens a potential trainers portfolio and also helps with certification. Next a fitness specialty like one on one training, group fitness training, body recovery is selected. After a potential trainer chooses this, they need to pursue certification. They can do multi step training, certification classes or just rely on their college degree in the field. Finally once all of this is said and done, the trainer needs to work at a few gyms. Start small and work your way up to build a portfolio and show results. My boyfriend has been gym hopping for a few years now. He technically does personal training, but only for a normal gym. He ideally would like to work in a fitness center that only does personal training, whether it be one on one or group fitness classes. He has the education and plenty of experience. The issue we are having is finding this ideal gym for him to work at. I am willing to move and change jobs so that my boyfriend Brendan can achieve his dream. Wish us luck.