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Accredited Colleges Offering Personal Training Degrees

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Never before has there been such enthusiasm for staying fit and trim. Unlike the magazines and commercials pushing wonder pills and get-thin-quick diet schemes, personal trainers stand as the representatives of fitness training that is not only effective, but also safe and healthy. Educated in proper exercise form and nutrition, people rely on these trainers to guide them to their wellness goals. The best trainers demonstrate their prowess not only with a diploma, but with a healthy-looking, well-balanced body to match.

Those who choose to take up the profession of personal training are typically passionate about helping one person, or a small group of people, to improve the quality of their bodies. Trainers work in such environments as gyms, health clubs, resort destinations, and even in the homes of their clients. Rarely is personal training full-time work; most trainers juggle a few resident hours at a health facility with giving personal sessions to desiring clients. Trainers devise their own workout routines and customize them for each person with whom they work.

Education for personal training is specialized, and trainers are required to be certified for special features. This preparation can span in length from a few days to a couple of years. They are expected to be able to lend their services at the expert level upon being hired. Postsecondary degrees like bachelor's or master's aren't required, but can lead to promotions and higher pay. In terms of career stability, personal trainers luck out; as the profession is likely to see continued growth in the years to come.

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