America has gained an obsession with becoming fit, a fact realized by the 11 cities with the highest demand for personal trainers.
It is the duty of a personal trainer to prescribe exercise regimens to clients and ensure they follow the routine set out for them, in order to increase their fitness and help them lose weight if they desire. Personal trainers can often also conduct fitness assessments to determine any improvement in the fitness levels of their clients. They also have a responsibility to ensure that their clients are medically fit enough to take part in the programs and regiments.
The best part about being a personal trainer is that the hours are often flexible and so is the venue. Instead of a fixed office, personal trainers can often work in gyms, their homes, or the homes of their clients among other choices. There isn’t any regulation in the United States apart from Washington established to ensure the licensing or professional accreditation for personal trainers.
It is possible for personal trainers to either provide an overview of various regiments or specialize in just one, such as aerobics or flexibility training. Unsurprisingly, personal trainers aren’t paid very well. In fact, of the 343 cities considered in our ranking, the average salary was slightly above $35,000, much less than the salary paid to even paralegals, as seen in the 11 cities with the highest demand for paralegals. This may be due to the high number of personal trainers available, with over 200,000 personal trainers in the 343 cities. Of course, there are personal trainers who work for celebrities and make several times the average salary. But such people are few and far in between.
In order to determine the 11 cities with the highest demand for personal trainers, we first selected the cities which pay the highest salaries to personal trainers as high salaries equate high demand. We also considered the cities with the most jobs for personal trainers as more jobs also signal greater demand. All of our data was obtained from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.