To provide individualised instruction, at a senior level, to specific clients, and sometimes small groups. Likely to include nutrition, lifestyle and exercise advice

• High-level knowledge of physiology, as it relates to exercise

  • May mentor more inexperienced personal trainers
    • Many personal trainers are self-employed, so will need general business skills (marketing, finance, computer skills

• Typically some degree of technical specialisation, or good knowledge of a specific field
• Business skills
• Interpersonal skills to relate to clients

  • Experience as a personal trainer
  • Many fitness centres typically now require a qualification recognised by the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals, at the specific level of the role

• Personal training manager
• Gym manager
• Gym owner

High
$45K- $100K per year

2,500 including those who are self-employed (only 1,200 are registered with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals). 

Low
Not defined, depends on whether employed or self-employed

If you are working as a personal trainer, talk wiith your organisation about the opportunities to move up 



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