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Personal trainers instruct using their knowledge and skills to help people reach their health and fitness goals. Personal trainers create fitness programs aligned with reaching an individual's fitness goals. Often personal trainers work in a gym or fitness center in order to work one-on-one with a person to coach them to reaching their training and fitness goals. A personal trainer needs to be passionate and caring about what they do.
The job market for personal trainers is quite robust as Americans are seeking to live healthier lifestyles and celebrity personalities highlight the benefits of personal trainers. The market for personal trainers is estimated to grow at a 10% rate from 2016 to 2026, which is above average.
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Personal trainers spend the majority of their time in a gym or fitness center working hands-on with an individual or small group. Personal trainers need to have internet access for continuing education on health, nutrition and exercise science. Work attire is typically whatever is comfortable and appropriate for physical exercise, although often a company T-shirt is provided to help individuals identify the fitness center's personal trainers.