So it's coming up to the time where I got to start look at university, next year to be exact is when I start to look. I want to do something to do with training I think, like a personal trainer or nutritionist like that, but what I'm wondering is what other routes are there? I'm extremely passionate about training and things like that so o think that this field would be a great path for me but I'm wondering what routes there are and what different opportunities there could be. Any help please
Most Helpful Girl
You can do kinesiology and nutrition in university. There's physical therapy (college) or sports therapy (college).4
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I'd suggest against personal training. It's full of scams and based on commission and not exactly needed to go through a university. Problem with personal training is that like.. 95% of trainers outright suck. Plus if you're a good trainer, your clients may actually run away when they see that being in shape requires actual work. So in some ways if you want to keep your clients you'd almost have to suck. There are trainers who can tell you their clients stop coming because the trainer actually makes them well... train. Ironically, all you'd really need to get into a gym is a silly piece of paper from NASM or those other dumb "schools."
The paths personal trainers take is usually working in a big chain gym. Thing is they don't want to stay there because every appointment is commission and the gym takes a huge chunk of that commission. So the trainer basically wants to build up a huge client base then form some sort of private gym on his own somewhere then when he has a big enough name and reputation, quit the gym and tell all his clients he quit there but would be willing to privately train clients. This cuts the gym being the middleman but you'd only want to do this after having a big enough fan base. I'd also strongly recommend having a big social media presence for this to work.
If you got into nutrition you'd be much better route probably if you're involving a university and such and there would be a lot to explore.0