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Fitting the bill

Dr Som Tugnait, Fitness expert and world benchpress champion, gives you an insight into the employment avenues that fitness offers. 'Fitness trainers should be good communicators'

delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2008 04:03 IST

Dr Som Tugnait Fitness expert and world benchpress champion gives you an insight into the employment avenues that fitness offers.

Do you enjoy helping others? Do you believe in healthy eating and proper exercise? Are you looking for meaningful career in a powerful and growing industry.

Fitness business is booming! Fitness trainers are making great income by coaching people towards better health, fitness and well-being. Financially this business is very rewarding. Watching your clients getting stronger, leaner, and healthier and developing greater confidence is a very satisfying experience. Fitness experts offer a range of services to keep others physically fit. You can turn your penchant for health and fitness regimes into a lucrative career opportunity by getting paid for what you love doing.

Fitness offers immense career opportunities:

Health clubs: Now these mushrooming clubs offer challenging opportunities to merge your business acumen and interest in general health and fitness. Conduct a feasibility survey of fitness centres in your locality. Open a health club with necessary licensing or open a franchisee unit of established fitness centre and reap the benefits.

Fitness trainer: Train to become a certified fitness trainer and pair up with fitness centres. You may climb up the career ladder by becoming aerobic directors, club managers or sales manager. You can charge high fees per hour depending on your experience.

Health club within hotels: In case you lack the finances you can set up your health club with low investment within hotels or resorts as you do not incur any capital expenses on equipment and premises.

Sale of fitness equipments: You can turn into a franchisee of equipment wholesalers. Amazing opportunities abound in both retail and commercial sale of fitness equipment.

Therapists: Fitness trainers can train for thousand hours minimum duration courses and become massage therapists. You can set up your own home based massage parlour.

Dr Som answers all queries related to a career in fitness. Send in your questions to