Hello, I am an 18 year old female and I am dedicated to becoming a fitness trainer not only because its a great career, but also because I love it. I think it would be a great place to start I love working with people and I love fitness. At times it is hard because there are so many different routs to take and so many things to learn but I am convinced in going through with this. I would love any imput that I can get good or bad. Thank You
LaRue and Steve give some great suggestions. You can also look into on-line colleges and universities that partner with certifying agencies (ACE, NASM, ACSM, etc) to further your knowledge and get some additional education, all while preping you for the personal trainer exams. This is a good option if you need to work (a great opportunity to gain experience even if working the front desk at a gym – its a foot in the door and you can learn a lot by asking questions of those you’re working with and learning what to do and what not to do!) and get an education at the same time.
You can also go to the ACE (http://www.acefitness.org/default.aspx) and IDEA (http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-career) websites and look through their career sections. They have great step by step guides on how to get started in the industry.
Have a fun journey,