Be honest: When you chose your profession, did you know how many hours a day you’d spend in meetings, or staring at your laptop screen? Did you know how draining the rush-hour commutes would be, or how much you’d cough up for boring old corporate suits? Do you find yourself envying the personal trainer at your gym?
Workplace disillusionment is common. But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be your story. You can do it – quit your 9-5, and join the fitness industry. Here are ten good reasons why…
IT’S AN INDUSTRY THAT SERVES OVER 9 MILLION MEMBERS
The UK fitness industry is reported to serve well over 9 million members (http://www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-management-news/Fitness-Private-sector-Public-sector-Memberships-UK/331857). We’re not entirely surprised – fitness is increasingly a priority for adults of all ages, since it boosts health and longevity.
This means that the fitness industry has become a very profitable place; it’s an industry that’s worth £4.7bn. This is why fitness centres and personal trainers are reporting record numbers.
IT’S FULFILLING WORK
Increasingly, job seekers are looking for work that makes a positive difference, indulges one’s interests and where they feel appreciated and valued And these are all trademarks of the fitness industry.
Personal trainers will tell you that their work is incredibly satisfying. They usually love what they do, which means that drab days are few and far between! They change the lives of their clients, by guiding them towards their fitness and weight-loss goals. This sort of fulfilment makes the work seem, well, less like “work”!
There’s also the fact that the fitness industry is far more interesting than many others, since it’s always evolving in response to wellness trends and the new discoveries of sports science. No two days are the same, in the gym! And each client has different needs, different fitness levels and a unique approach to exercise. All of this means the average personal trainer is challenged, stimulated and inspired – every day!
We can’t say the same for accountants.