How to Become a 24 Hour Fitness Personal Trainer

By Contributing Writer

According to its Website, 24 Hour Fitness is the largest fitness chain in the United States, with more than 400 facilities throughout the country. The company employs more than 19,000 people, many of whom work as personal trainers. In this article you'll discover how you can become a personal trainer for 24 Hour Fitness.

The first step in becoming a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness is to make sure you meet the job requirements for the position. Personal trainers at 24 Hour Fitness must have a high school diploma or a GED, must be certified in CPR and must be able to lift at least 50 pounds. All personal trainers must also be older than 18 and legally able to work in the United States. In addition, 24 Hour Fitness prefers -- although it is not required -- that its trainers have a college degree, previous personal training experience and a training certification from a recognized organization. 24 Hour Fitness recognizes the personal training certifications from the following organizations: AFAA, ACSM, ACE, Cooper Institute, ISSA, NASM, NCSF, NESTA, NFPT, NPTI, NSCA, PFI and PFIT.

If you meet the criteria for the personal trainer position, the next step is to search for open positions. 24 Hour Fitness uses an online employment center at http://24hourfitnessjobs/jobboard. On this Website you can search for open positions based on your location.

Once you find an open personal trainer position, submit your personal information and upload your resume to the 24 Hour Fitness Eebsite. The 24 Hour Fitness application requires a Social Security Number in addition to a resume, employment history and three professional references. Applicants will also have to disclose if they have ever been convicted of a crime, although 24 Hour Fitness says this will not automatically disqualify an applicant. 24 Hour Fitness also conducts background checks on its potential employees.

Those whose job applications are approved will be required to attend a new employee orientation before they begin working as personal trainers at 24 Hour Fitness.

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