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Become a Personal Trainer in Texas - TX

Becoming a Personal Trainer in Texas

Personal trainers are often outgoing fitness enthusiasts who enjoy working with a variety of personalities. Most personal trainers in Texas begin careers at a fitness center, health club or weightlifting gym. Texas does not mandate licensing for personal trainers, but most fitness centers and gyms will only hire certified personal trainers who have passed certification exams through a nationally recognized association. Certification in CPR, First Aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) is mandatory for trainers at all fitness facilities, which often provide the training at work.

Preparing for a Texas personal trainer certification exam takes about six months. Study guides can be found free online, but many people pay for preparation courses through an organization. Preparation guides and courses cost roughly $300 to $1,000. Exams cost about $150 to $350. Certification ensures trainers are knowledgeable in physiology and exercise science to provide effective nutrition and fitness programs that take into account body composition and eating habits.

Personal trainers are usually required to be at least 18 years old. Fitness centers and gyms seek professional and knowledgeable people whose enthusiasm for exercise shows in their own healthy physiques. Most fitness centers do not require a college degree, but trainers with degrees usually earn more than colleagues with only a high school diploma. Some Texas fitness centers will hire “Personal Fitness Instructors” – knowledgeable people who are working toward becoming certified. Texas personal trainers reported on the message board http://forums.jpfitness.com that continuing education is a crucial part of career development. Renewing certifications is mandatory. Successful trainers encourage voracious reading of fitness and nutrition literature to remain an informed and successful expert. Marketing skills and interpersonal relationships are especially helpful in building a career. Highly successful personal trainers with multiple certifications provide private training services at significantly higher hourly rates.]


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