Fitness and fitness training can be one of the most difficult industries to break into, especially when you’re at the start of your career. For graduates and students who are looking to get their foot on the career ladder there are many things you have to get into place. Not only the right training and qualifications, but the right experience too. Unfortunately, a lot of this can be difficult, time consuming and expensive.
Finding your place in the industry can be difficult too. Below we go through a list of areas that you have to consider at the start of your journey.
- Which area of fitness should you specialise in?
- How much should you invest in training?
- Which are the best training courses to take?
- Which gyms offer the best careers prospects?
- Which fitness schemes and techniques should I train in and how much should they cost?
- Which qualifications are the best to have?
Fortunately Leisurejobs are launching #FitnessPro2014, a competition to give students and graduates the right combination of prizes – to make sure you get everything you need to launch into your professional fitness career in the strongest way possible.
Not only will you win amazing fitness instructor training, but you’ll earn an internship with one of the 3 top fitness brands in the UK!
How do you enter the competition?
To enter, they’re asking students and graduates to create a short, simple film, showing off their sporting or fitness talent. Get creative, get active and don’t hesitate to enter. You don’t have to be a video pro to enter (no Go Pro is needed here!) but try to make yourself stand-out and show your personality (and skills).
The sport or fitness activity you choose to film could be anything. Perhaps you’ve been a ballet dancer for your whole life and want to send in a video of your most recent recital. Or perhaps you’ve been working on your lifting skills, and now’s the chance to show them off in front of the camera.
Once submitted, the videos are then judged by their specialist panel of judges from each respective gym. So try to impress!
What can you expect to receive if you win?
There will be 3 chosen winners in total, and each will get £4,000's worth of fitness instructor training. This is a huge amount of valuable training and a potential wealth of knowledge for you to start off your career with. As well as this, each winner will receive an internship with either LA Fitness, David Lloyd or Village!
These three brands are some of the most prestigious and well known in UK fitness, so you couldn’t ask for a better opportunity. Something like this can set you miles apart from other job candidates and is a wonderful chance to let your skills and experience shine.
Can’t wait to enter?
For more information and all the stuff you need to know, including competition info, rules and time-frames, it can all be found via the registration page here: http://www.leisurejobs.com/fitnesspro