If you love to engage in physical activity on a regular basis and are in need of a new career, here are two options that you might want to consider.
1. A fitness coach
If you are physically fit and enjoy helping others to reach their fitness goals, then it might be a good idea to pursue a career as a fitness coach. This job involves working with clients (usually on a one-to-one basis) and offering them guidance, encouragement and support whilst they exercise. You may also be expected to create specific exercise and meal plans for your clients.
To succeed in this type of job, you must be familiar with various forms of exercise, including cardiovascular and strength training activities. More specifically, you will need to know which types of exercises work which muscles and have an in-depth understanding of how to perform various types of physical activities in a safe manner, in order to minimise the risk of injury. Additionally, you must have the communication skills needed to convey this knowledge to your clients, so that they can achieve their aims and avoid sustaining injuries.
Fitness coaching jobs are best suited to those with friendly, kind and optimistic demeanours. The reason for this is that this type of job often involves working with people who may be struggling with their weight or have physical injuries that make it hard for them to do certain forms of exercise. As such, if you want to do this job, it is important that you have a positive and warm attitude that will motivate your clients to exercise, even when they feel discouraged or fed-up.
2. A gardener
If you want a job that involves exercise but would prefer to work on your own, then you might want to consider pursuing a career as a gardener. This job involves spending a lot of time engaged in physical activity in an outdoor setting. If you become a gardener, you will be expected to mow lawns, dig plant beds, remove weeds, trim hedges, prune shrubbery, plant trees, install fences and perform lots of other physically-demanding tasks.
This job is ideal if you enjoy being outdoors (in all types of weather) and are happy to work for several hours at a time on your own. You must also be able to closely follow the instructions your clients give you and must have a good understanding of how to take care of various types of plants and shrubs.