What does a Senior Personal Trainer do?
A personal trainer is responsible for the fitness journey of clients from beginning to end. This includes listening to clients about their personal fitness goals and developing training programs to help clients achieve that goal. Demonstrations of technique and providing of tips will be a part of the job to help clients achieve their desired physical fitness state. Potential career advancements beyond the position of a personal trainer include specializing in particular fields of fitness such as strength and conditioning, corrective exercise and so on.
The minimum educational requirement to be a personal trainer is a high school diploma or equivalent followed by a personal trainer certification. The majority of companies express a preference for candidates who have first aid and CPR training together with proven experience working as a personal trainer. As this position requires one to one interaction, high standards of customer service and interpersonal skills are required.
- Work with clients on a one to one basis
- Listen to a clients personal fitness goals
- Create customized training programs for clients
- Demonstrate training techniques and movements
- Provide tips and advice on improving form and achieving their goal
- Ensure safe and effective use of training equipment
- Maintain training equipment hygiene and safety
- Develop a good rapport with clients
- Certified as a personal trainer
- First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training preferred
- Proven experience working as a personal trainer
- Excellent social, verbal and written communication skills
- Impeccable customer service and client focus
- Strong working knowledge of fitness training and exercises
- Enthusiastic and passionate about fitness and health
- Maintain physical fitness levels at all times
- Physical ability to perform exercises for long periods of time
How much does a Senior Personal Trainer make?
Senior Personal Trainer Career Path
Learn how to become a Senior Personal Trainer, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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Senior Personal Trainer Insights
“My immediate boss was extraordinarily nice and truly cared about the progress and the wellbeing of our clients.”
“Helping clients achieve their goals is great but sharing in their success is then best.”
“Starting pay is quite low and I have my fingers crossed for commissions from new memberships.”
“It is hard to get all the way up to this magical place and the salary is not the best.”
“There are opportunities for self development and career progression as well as a good work/life balance.”
“For any new trainers it is a good gym to start your personal training career in”
“This is a good place to work if you’re looking for more quality connections with clients.”
“If you're new to personal training it's a great place to get your feet wet.”
Senior Personal Trainer Interviews
Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Senior Personal Trainer
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