I decided to move away from the corporate world in February 2013 to purse a career in fitness and I haven’t looked back. Why? Because I am finally doing something that I am passionate about. If you’re an active person and keen to pursue a career in fitness, I highly recommend it.
In collaboration with Fitlink, Jessica Deotto points out some great job prospects for those ready to take the plunge.
Are you tired of being stuck behind a desk? Want to get out there and do something that you’ve always wanted to do? Then it’s probably time to look at a career change that lets you keep active and healthy whilst having fun. Below are five of the best career choices for active people looking for a change.
What could be better for an active person than working in the fitness industry? It becomes your job to stay active. And while you are doing it, you can share your love of keeping active and fit with others and help them to achieve their goals whilst continuing to set new goals for yourself. Online courses, like those at Fitlink make it easier than ever before to become a personal trainer or gym instructor. Before you know it, you could be working in the fitness industry and helping others achieve their fitness goals.
Energetic people make fantastic tour guides and seeing the world is a pretty awesome way to do keep active. If you have explored your city or other cool places around the globe, then looking into leading a tour would be the perfect opportunity for you to not only stay active, but also have the chance to share your knowledge and experiences with eager and willing participants. If you like talking and experiencing the great outdoors, then this is the career for you.
Military and Law Enforcement
For the more extreme adventure seekers, the military offers careers that are non-stop action packed. Just to get into this line of work, you need to undergo intense training (think extreme bootcamp). After the training, it is imperative that you remain in peak physical condition. Soldiers put their lives at risk but are also offered once in a lifetime opportunities and experiences. Of course the military offers more jobs than just being a soldier. There are a number of trades and professions available.
For those looking for a smaller change from the humdrum of a desk job, then becoming an outdoor salesperson could be just the thing for staying active. Just like a telesales or in store salesperson, it would be your job to sell specific products. The difference is you get to do it outdoors. You continue to do a similar job, with the added fitness of walking. This is an easy change that your body will thank you for.
If you have a deep love of animals, big and small, then becoming a zoo keeper could be the job for you. Sure you might have to clean up after an elephant, but you get the chance to care for some of the most amazing creatures in the world. It’s like they all become your own personal pets. What a great way to spend your working day, doing what you love.
There are so many jobs out there for active people – these are just a few you could choose from. There is a career out there for everyone.
So tell me, are you doing what you love? If not, what would be your dream job?