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Career focus: Fitness expert

With millions of people eager to get in shape, fitness training is one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry now.

education Updated: Jun 12, 2006 13:42 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

Health and fitness exercises on TV are now so commonplace that you don’t have to ask for Jane Fonda! Being fit has never been so popular, or as necessary as it is today.

With millions of people eager to lose weight and get in shape, fitness training is one of the fastest growing careers in the health and fitness industry now.
The demand for professionals like aerobics instructors, yoga instructors and personal and corporate trainers is catapulting upwards. Healthcare in itself is a huge Rs 70,000 crore industry, with great scope for growth in the private sector in particular. 


Robust growth

The following institutes offer courses in physical fitness:

• University of Delhi, New Delhi

• Panjab University, Chandigarh

• Indira Gandhi Institute of 

  Physical Education & Sports

  Sciences, Delhi

• Institute of Yoga and

   Naturopathy, Delhi

• Talwalkar’s Health and Fitness

   Academy, Mumbai

• Lakshmibai National College of

  Physical Education,


Moreover, fitness training is a very essential aspect of healthcare with growing opportunities for counsellors and fitness specialists, nutritionists and dietitians, and physiotherapists.

And with larger numbers of women entering the workplace, the need to appear well groomed and attractive has assumed greater importance, not just for women, but also for men.

And as the complexities of modern living leave little time for personal grooming, more and more people are turning increasingly to professionals for treatments that enhance and maintain their looks. This has resulted in a burgeoning of beauty products and beauty treatments, turning beauty care or cosmetology into a Rs 100 crore industry.

First Published: May 16, 2006 11:59 IST