Providing support, lifestyle consultants give structure and encouragement that clients need to achieve their goals. This can be in their workouts, relationships, careers, or in trying to strike a balance between work and personal life. While some specialize in working with corporate clients, or those looking to make major changes in their career or personal life, others focus more on fitness goals.
Whatever area they focus on, lifestyle consultants achieve results not by telling clients what to do, but rather by helping them to explore their situation and find ways to achieve their aims. For lifestyle consultants working in the fitness field, typical work activities include:
Developing personalised health and fitness plans for clients
Advising on nutrition and stress management
Monitoring blood pressure, heart recovery rate, body fat ratio, etc
Assessing client development
Most practitioners work on a freelance basis, although as the public interest in health and fitness continues to grow, there are opportunities to work in a wide variety of settings. These can include fitness centres, health clubs, hotel leisure centres, and corporate fitness services.
Training and certification are essential, for employment, for attracting clients, and also for professional liability insurance. For more information on training, qualifications and jobs, contact the following:
National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT)
Sport and Leisure Sector, AGCAS Sector Briefing, Biennial
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