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As a personal trainer you can make a very good living while working at your own pace and on your own schedule. Every extra step you take toward your education, training and certification can pretty much assure you a higher personal training salary than less qualified personal training applicants competing for your job or new clients.
Depending on level of education, certifications, skill and experience, personal training salaries and wages can vary greatly. They can also be highly competitive. IntelliTec College is one of the personal training schools in Colorado Springs with an official NASM curriculum and partnership. We have put together some vital information regarding personal training salaries in Colorado using information from NASM, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Department of Labor and Employment for Colorado.
How to Raise Your Earning Potential in Personal Training
If you want to earn the highest personal training salary possible, you should work on getting these skill sets:
- Become a skilled leader
- Learn to excel in sales
- Become an inspiring motivator
- Acquire the best personal training certifications
Being certified in personal training is only the start to achieving a competitive personal training salary. A well paid personal trainer will also be certified in nutrition and physically therapeutic or corrective exercises. What you really want to do is bring in clientele and be able to cater to their specific needs no matter what their limitations may be.
IntelliTec College’s Personal Trainer Program Supervisor Chip Huss, who is himself a certified and experienced personal trainer, shares his industry knowledge: “most gyms and spas will pay more for trainers with advanced specialty credentials,” such as NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist credentials.
Personal Training Salary and Wage Statistics for Colorado
|Professional Certification||Employment Growth Projections*||Colorado Wages
Entry Level to Experienced
Be prepared to sit for:
NOTE: Certifications can make you more employable.
Much faster that average: 29% increase from 2008-2018.Job opportunities are very good for those with: A degree in a fitness-related subject and one or more of the following certifications: CPT, CES and/or FNS.
For Annual Salary statistics for 2010, visit these websites:
*National long-term projections may not reflect local job conditions.
If a career in Personal training is in your future, you may now have the edge.Knowing what to expect and how to get there is the first step to obtaining a career in this rewarding field.
Get started today by contacting IntelliTec College, one of Colorado Springs’ newest personal training schools with highly recognized NASM personal training curriculum and personal training externship for quality hands-on training and experience that employers value.[boilerplate about-colo-springs]
Department of Labor and Employment, LMI Gateway, Personal Care and Service Occupations, on the internet at http://www.colmigateway.com
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Fitness Trainers and Instructors, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/
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