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When you’re starting in the fitness industry, what are your options? Do you have to immediately become an employee at a gym? Are there other routes that might better suit your personality and current work experience? These are all items that are not typically covered in an entry-level educational course for fitness professionals but should be a regular topic to consider. If you know your options, you can hopefully turn your passion of helping individuals improve their health into a long-term career working as a personal trainer or group fitness instructor.

While working in the fitness industry can be a nice career, it often takes time to make a decent wage. That is often because fitness instructors work when clients have free time. That is usually before their work day starts or after it ends. This leads to a non-typical work day that some are not used to but all of this can change as you gain more experience and grow your client base. In this episode of the KIPS Podcast, host Tyler Valencia, PhD(c) goes over the benefits of being an employee and contractor. These options can differ by location and by what you feel more comfortable with at that point in your career. You can typically work through both statuses and grow your work day. 

If you are a veteran of the fitness industry, don’t hesitate to share your input on this topic, as your experiences can hopefully help a new instructor gain knowledge and stay longer within the industry.

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