Dr Som answers
Full text of Dr Som's answersUpdated: May 01, 2008 18:26 IST
That’s a smart choice especially if you are active and willing to stay on the move. The job of a fitness instructor is a tough one for you not only need to motivate clients but you also need to maintain your own fitness if not improve more.
Personal training demands one to possess leadership qualities and guidance ability as you need to organise activities for self and others besides offering technical solutions of non-routine and contingency nature.
Evaluations and analysis of current practices, developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills are some of the broad range of skilled applications required. Taking responsibility as you are working with a variety of different client groups with different body types.
Basic skill and knowledge includes:
There are various institutes imparting knowledge on this subject and most of all certification is a pre requisite if you want to land up with great pay scales and some interesting opportunities.
Indian institutes like Indira Gandhi Institute of physical education and sports science, Vikas Puri, New Delhi is one good option.
Some online courses from international institutes are as follows:
American Council on exercise.
Website: support@ace fitness.org
International sports science association
American college of sports medicine