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Australia's Fitness Industry and the Rewarding Careers Available

by Tenzing Tsewang



Love working out and staying active? Why not turn that passion into a career? Australia's fitness industry is booming and offers a range of well-paid roles. Here, we look at what's involved in making a living, helping others reach their fitness goals while doing what you love.

Ready to take on the world but not quite sure which path to tread after school? If the gym is your second home or you love living an active life, have you ever considered turning that passion into a well-paid career? Australia’s fitness industry is growing fast, and it's crying out for the next generation of new, talented professionals. Guess what? That could be you!

Can you imagine yourself waking up every day and helping people live healthier lives? Whether you're a personal trainer, physiotherapist or even a gym manager, there are countless roles that you can enjoy that let you make a good living while doing something you love.

There's no mistaking that Aussies love outdoor activities, which means the market is alive with potential clients who need your skills and knowledge to up their game. Don't stress about qualifications either, as all you need is a Certificate III in Fitness to get you on your way.

From there, you can work your way up, and there are heaps of specialisations to choose from that allow you to dial into your interests. So, if a dynamic, active and highly rewarding career sounds like your jam, it could be a great choice for your post-high-school plans.

What is Life Like Working in Australia's Fitness Industry?

Curious about what a day in Australia's fitness industry might look like? That depends on the role you're aiming for. Let's dive in and break down the types of roles and the daily responsibilities they entail.

Personal Trainer

As a personal trainer, client sessions are your bread and butter. As such, you'll spend most days offering one-on-one fitness sessions to people. When you're not seeing clients, you'll spend time creating tailored workout plans or perhaps blogging and updating social media to attract new clients.

Gym Manager

This is a more admin-related job, although you'll still be heavily involved in helping people achieve their fitness goals. You'll be responsible for rostering staff, keeping the gym in top condition, welcoming new members and resolving customer queries. People skills are an absolute must!

Group Fitness Instructor

From picking the day's playlist to creating effective yet enjoyable workout routines, the routine of a group fitness instructor is a sociable and high-energy one. You'll be leading classes like HIIT, yoga, Zumba boxercise and more while getting feedback from your clients to see how they can be improved.

Sports Physiotherapist

Injuries are common for active people, whether talking about sprained ankles or pulled hamstrings. As a sports therapist, your main job is to assess injuries and create recovery treatment plans. Hands-on therapy and exercise are part of rehabilitation, as is progress tracking so you can adjust the care you're providing as needed.


What someone eats is just as important as the exercise they take, and as a nutritionist, you'll meet clients to discuss their dietary goals. This involves the creation of meal plans based on those needs, and you'll be required to continually learn to stay updated on the latest trends and studies.

Each role has its own unique daily tasks and responsibilities, but they all share a common theme -  helping people become the best version of themselves. In addition, you get to live and breathe a healthy lifestyle just by going to work. Sounds like a win-win, doesn't it?

So, What's the Pay Like Working In Fitness in Australia?

Obviously, it's great having a job you have a passion for, but what's the pay like? The good news is that Australia's fitness sector offers great earning potential, no matter which of the roles you go into. Whether your talents lead to becoming a personal trainer or health and wellness coach, you can expect to get a healthy pay cheque at the end of each month.

For example, as a new personal trainer, you can start earning between $25-$50 per hour, depending on where you're based. This earning power grows with your experience, too, meaning that $80 per hour is not out of the question when you have a few years under your belt - equating to an impressive $125k per year.

Gym managers, too, can earn as much as $69k per year, with physiotherapists and nutritionists getting well paid for their services with salaries in excess of $90k and $100k, respectively.

Need More Help Convincing You That Fitness is The Career For You?

There are so many great opportunities to be had in the fitness sector, however, it's not for everyone. If you're still wondering whether it's the right path for you and you're trying to work out if it's for you, that's where Wandr comes in. Our Skillin' It, Career Kickstarter, and Trial Run fitness courses have been created to help you try the sector on for size to see if it fits.

Rather than having to commit years of your life to later find out that it wasn't the right career for you after all, Wandr courses let you get the insight you need to make an informed decision.

We Understand How Tough Finding a Career Path Can Be

At Wandr, we get how difficult it can be to decide on a career path when nothing stands out. You might feel envious of your schoolmates who have a clear idea of what to do but don't stress, as we've got your back. Our platform has been designed to allow you to explore a range of different fields without having to commit to any of them before you're ready.

We've got thousands of courses covering various industries, from entrepreneurship to beauty and makeup. Want to see what it's like being a game designer or working in cyber security? Our training lets you get up close and personal to see what you're best suited to.

The fashion, photography, travel and tourism, construction or even business and management worlds can be sampled at your own pace online whenever you've got a spare minute. The insight you can get can be invaluable in your quest to find the right career.

Get The Insight You Need to Find Your Professional Direction

With Wandr helping to guide the way, you can leave high school with a valuable asset - a knowledge of the right career for your talents. Whether that's in the fitness industry or elsewhere, our interactive, video-led training lets you make your career plans based on facts, not fiction. We also offer 1-to-1 career coaching from real-world experts you can hit up whenever you need to - another great asset to have.
To discover more about us and the benefits of our platform, take a moment to browse our site - www.wandr.au - today, where you'll find everything you need to know. Alternatively, have a chat with our team by calling 1300 611 404 or emailing support@wandr.au, and they’ll give you the info you need.

by Tenzing Tsewang



Love working out and staying active? Why not turn that passion into a career? Australia's fitness industry is booming and offers a range of well-paid roles. Here, we look at what's involved in making a living, helping others reach their fitness goals while doing what you love.

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