To provide individualised instruction to specific clients, and in some cases, small groups. Also likely to provide nutritional and lifestyle advice to their clients

• High-level knowledge of physiology, as it relates to exercise
• Will need some general business skills (marketing, finance, computer skills)

• Business skills
• Life skills to relate to clients

None, however some fitness centres may require you to have a qualification recognised by the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals, at the specific level of the role

• Senior personal trainer
• Personal training manager
• Gym manager
• Gym owner  

Self-employed personal trainer 

High
$45K-$100K per year

2,500, including self-employed personal trainers

Low
18 months-5 years

Talk to your local gym about opportunities 



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