The fitness industry is in great shape and continues to expand despite the rest of the economy being in the doldrums. Careers in the health and fitness sector are amongst the most rewarding and if you enjoy fitness and people, then this could be the career for you. Like any other profession, you may have to retrain to gain the relevant qualifications to ensure your clients will not only get the results that they want, but that they will be safe and free from injury.
There are very many routes into a career in fitness and this may involve working for one of the branded fitness chains or perhaps a local authority leisure centre. You may wish to specialise in the fitness arena or you may prefer to work with special populations such as those recovering from injury or illness or those with chronic conditions where exercise will improve their health or quality of life.
If you are thinking of a career in fitness you may wish to start by reviewing the vast array of courses that are available to you by clicking on courses in fitness. Here at Discovery, our aim is to assist you in launching or enhancing your health and fitness career by empowering you with the correct skill set to meet the fitness markets' needs. If you are starting out in the fitness industry then your career will probably start with a level 2 qualification and there are a number of level 2 entry qualifications that you can choose from - here you can explore which would be best for you Careers in fitness.
Once you have completed this level you may wish to progress to a level 3 Personal Trainer or your career may take a different direction such as Exercise Referral or perhaps Strength and Sports Conditioning. Finally you can undertake a specialist level 4 qualification which allow you to work with specialist populations such as Obesity and Diabetes. We also have the most extensive range of REP's accredited Continued Professional Development courses (CPD's) and you should check out the wide range of qualifications available as this will assist you to understand the many areas of specialism's involved in a career in fitness.
At Discovery Learning we understand that choosing a new career in fitness is not an easy decision. Therefore, all of our courses cover the necessary skills you will need to become successful. All you have to do is choose which path you want to take, and if you need advice our team will assist you in making your decision. We have a dedicated Careers advice and placement team who will be delighted to assist you in finding your dream job. They will discuss all of the career options available to you and they will use all of their experience and contacts to ensure you go on to fulfil your potential. To speak with a careers advisor please call 020 8543 1017.