How can I improve my chances of getting a job in the fitness industry?

The following steps can help enhance your chances at earning a job in fitness:
  • Get educated: A degree in exercise physiology, nutrition, sports medicine, sports management or business will be beneficial -- and may be required.
  • Get certified: If you want to be a personal trainer or fitness instructor, a certification from an accredited organization will prove your qualifications.
  • Get prepared: Certification in first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and other emergency response training may be required.
  • Get online.Visit for job openings at health clubs and wellness companies. Resume posting and job searches are free with registration. You can set up automated searches that will email you with new matches.

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