As the desire to look fit and feel fit is fast catching up among people of all age groups in India, a lucrative career has also emerged for professionals competent in training people about various aspects of physical fitness.
With thousands of people keen to lose weight and get in shape, fitness training stands for one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry today.
The demand for professionals like aerobics instructors, yoga instructors and personal and corporate trainers is shooting upwards quite rapidly.
Gone are the days when only professional athletes used personal trainers for injury management, Today people from all strata of life and all age brackets– are taking assistance and suggestions from personal trainers to facilitate them learn how to exercise, lose weight, maintain all round fitness and adopt an overall healthier lifestyle.
Besides helping the obese and sedentary get into shape, a fitness trainer instruct or coach groups or individuals in various exercise routines (weights, aerobics, and flexibility training), besides monitoring their progress through scientific tools such as BMI (body mass index) and cardiovascular levels.
They also give them basic advice on health and nutrition. You will demonstrate the correct use of various training apparatus and gadgets etc.
Apart from a strong love for fitness and making people fit, a fitness trainer must have an athletic body and loads of energy. He also needs to practice what he preaches at the gym. He should also be keeping a close watch on the latest developments in health science.
A first-class knowledge of human anatomy, diet, nutrition and other health and fitness related matters would always be of help in this profession. Good communication and interpersonal skills are also necessary for this profession.
Today, fitness in India is a whopping Rs.2, 000 crore industry. The pay may be a little low initially but as one establishes himself in the industry and comes out with a personal style and rapport, salary-package dramatically improves. Personal trainer to the rich and famous, and those with high-end fitness centers, spas and resorts can even earn in lakhs in this profession.
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education
Telephone- 91-0471- 2418712
Tele fax- 91-0471- 2418769
Address: Block-B, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018
E-mail : [email protected]
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
New Delhi-110001, India
Tel : +91-11-23384152
E-mail: [email protected]
Amravati — 444 605
(affiliated to Amravati University).
Trivandrum — 695 581.
Shaktinagar, Mela Road,
Gwalior — 474 002.
Patiala — 147 001.
Salt Lake City, Sector-III
Kolkata — 700 091.
Many institutes and universities impart sports education for coaches at the undergraduate and postgraduate level ie Bachelors in Physical Education (BPEd.) and Masters in Physical Education (MPEd.). Private courses are also offered at:
The Growth for Fitness Instructors (GFFI) Fitness training Institute
Champak Building, Shah Industrial Estate
Veera Desai Road, Andheri West,
Phone: (022) 26731063, (022) 26731064
e-mail: [email protected]