As health clubs and fitness businesses prepare for their busiest quarter of the year, January-March, job seekers are in the driver’s seat to pick the perfect job.
There are part-time and full-time personal training opportunities at almost any fitness business across America right now. Job seekers looking for personal trainer jobs need to be prepared to be able to work a flexible schedule. This is important to hiring managers, because their members/customers have a variety of scheduling requirements. Many people want 1-1 training before work. Soccer moms need personal trainers when their children are off to school. Corporate employees need trainers at noon. And the majority of people workout after the traditional work day from 4:30 p.m on.Personal trainers that are new to a company are encouraged to be available for a variety of hours. This can end up being 12-14 hours or more in any given day. Of course there are slow times during the day for meals, personal workouts or extended breaks. The way companies pay personal trainers varies. Some personal trainers receive an hourly rate plus commissions. Others are on salary with commissions and most trainers work strictly on commissions. Hence, if you want to earn more money, you make yourself available. Once a personal trainer becomes a more tenured employee and builds up their own loyal clientele, hours can become more predictable.
Job seekers that are preparing for a new job may want to watch a short video by Alan Cohen, Founder and President of FitnessJobs.com to prepare them for their job search. Also, candidates need to have their certifications in order, as employers will be asking for copies for their files. Many companies have their own training and certification program for those just entering the field. This information is almost always listed in job postings or the company website.
Alan Cohen is a renowned career expert in the health and fitness industry and founder and president of FitnessJobs.com. He is the author of the best selling eBook: "How to Land Your Dream Fitness Job" - A Complete Guide to Finding Your Dream Job in the Health and Fitness Industry. He can be reached at 800-259-4397.