September 14, 2012 / Category: Fitness Community

This week the web is a buzz about a recent Reuter’s article that points out, “As the American waistline continues its spread, fitness is shaping up as one of the hottest careers of this tepid economic recovery.”

While the obesity epidemic continues to sadden us, this presents an opportunity for anyone looking for a career in fitness—now is the time to get started. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of fitness trainers is expected to grow by 24 percent in the decade to 2020.

If you have a passion for fitness and helping others, and want to know how to become a personal trainer, keep some of these things in mind:  

Deborah McConnell

May 10, 2012 / Category: Fun Side of Fitness

My days as a general manager of an upscale health club in Chicago proved to be constantly entertaining-- never a dull moment when you’re open 24 hours. Most gym-goers come in around the same time every day, get in their workout and go on their merry way. Little do they know of the dramas that can unfold when you spend all day at the gym.   

My gym was in a nice local area, but I still found myself making 4:30am police calls to have regular loiterers, people looking to harass our members, removed from the front entrance of the club. For over a month I fought the battle to have them removed, but luckily few patrons arrived that early in the morning to witness it.  

Laura Riley