Turning Your Passion for Fitness into a Venture

Aerobics Pilates personal trainer helping women group in a gym cAs far back as you can remember you’ve had a strong interest in staying fit and eating healthy, they are a part of the natural fiber of your life. But have you ever considered basing your career around these passions?

Many people enjoy their workouts and many others enjoy helping and encouraging others to get and stay fit. If your passion is the full spectrum there are many possibilities for running a successful business where you can satisfy your yearning for fitness while turning a profit.

Here are a few ideas to get your ideas flowing:

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Open a Sports Camp for Children

In a time where video games, computers, and cell phones dominate much of a young adult’s life owning a business that gets them off the couch and outdoors can have lasting benefits for you and your young clients.

Physical fitness is important for all ages and a kid’s sports camp gives children two weeks of continuous physical activities. It can include sports like soccer, baseball, football, basketball, volleyball, rowing and relay. By reaching out to young children and creating a fun and exciting environment, it will encourage them to continue on with physical activities long after the camp is over.

Own your own Gym

There are a wide variety of franchise fitness centers like Fitness 19 that are well-established. They have trainers on staff and specialty classes designed to cover most any one’s needs. This environment would allow you to introduce the latest equipment, hire the best trainers and set goals for individual clients.

Owning a gym is not an easy task. But, if it’s something you’re passionate about you’ll enjoy working through the challenges and helping others achieve their goals.

Sell and Introduce the Newest Equipment on the Market to Stores and Gyms

Businesses often solicit the help of an outside source to demonstrate and provide them with the latest gym equipment on the market. Since there are always advancements and improvements to machinery, this would be a field where you would play a vital role in bringing the newest technology to local gyms and stores.

While you might not get the same joy as you would watching people get fit, you’ll have a hand in the equipment they will use in the future.

Sports Apparel

Since you’re a fitness guru you understand the importance of having the right clothing for your workouts. Owning your own shop that specializes in everything from shirts to gear will keep you involved with people who are looking to get and stay fit. It can also lead to helping beginners with their routines and offering expert advice on which exercises work for different areas.how to prepare for your sports job search ebook

Personal Trainer

Many people want to get into shape but they are not comfortable going to the gym. There’s a high demand for personal trainers. Get together your sports resume and present your skills and your qualifications in writing. For you, it would give you the opportunity to really make a difference in someone’s life.

A personal trainer does more than create a workout routine, they assess the current fitness level of their client and then discuss short-term and long-term goals. It can also include a variety of exercise platforms such as walking, yoga, Pilates and strength training. In addition, many personal trainers are now including the importance of nutrition with their sessions.

Whatever business you decide, staying connected to your passion for fitness will make you feel good and help to improve the quality of life for those you help. You’ll have the pleasure of earning a living while doing what you love to do the most.

This article is a guest contribution from freelance writer Jennifer Smith

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About Brian Clapp

Brian Clapp has worked in the sports media for over 14 years as a writer, editor, producer & news director. After beginning his career in Atlanta at CNN/Sports Illustrated, he switched coasts to Seattle to work at Fox Sports Northwest. In 2010, Brian began pursuing a new found passion on the digital media side, launching a successful website and then taking on the role of Director of Content for WorkinSports.com & WorkinEntertainment.com.

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