Personal Trainers to Increase by 24% through 2020 as Fitness Industry Experiences Massive Growth

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The US Bureau of Labor Statistics found a huge increase in the number of personal trainers, cites countering the obesity epidemic as a primary cause. DRSS reports on the impact to the health industry.

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Helping individuals be more active is important and fitness professionals can be at the center of that.

The US Bureau of Labor reports that the number of fitness trainers and instructors has risen dramatically and expects the number to continue to increase by 24% through 2020. Health24 interviewed Cedric Bryant, chief science officer of the American Council on Exercise (ACE). With the obesity epidemic getting a lot of attention, currently one-in-three Americans are obese and this is expected to rise dramatically, Bryant says, "Helping individuals be more active is important and fitness professionals can be at the center of that."

The article notes that despite a slow economic recovery, club membership is up overall more than 10% over the past three years. This is driving an increased demand for health professionals.

According to Fitness Center Developers, a developer of non-franchise fitness centers, it is also a driving force behind the increase in independently owned fitness centers. According to them, as a wider customer base seeks out ways of improving health—including the previously sedentary, the elderly, and those seeking preventative measures to heart disease and other health issues—the demand for fitness centers which appeal to a broader base than the traditional health enthusiast, and which is able to cater to a less enthusiastic member who may need more motivation than regular gym goers, has seen the brunt of increased membership.

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