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ACSM’s assets for the non-public coach presents a vast advent to the sphere of private education, protecting either uncomplicated technology themes and functional program. It was once initially designed to assist humans arrange for the ACSM own education Certification examination.

It maintains to serve that functionality, however the marketplace for it has extended to practitioners within the box trying to find an extra source, in addition to in a tutorial surroundings the place the ebook is a center textual content for private education courses

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Not for Profit Not-for-profit (or nonprofit) organizations with fitness centers make up a large proportion of the total market. 9 million members) of the total membership in health clubs is from the nonprofit (tax-exempt) sector. Some examples of the larger nonprofit organizations in which fitness professionals can find relevant employment include the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), Jewish Community Centers (JCC), hospital-based clubs, municipal and Approximately 35% of the total membership in health military fitness facilities, and college/university clubs is from the nonprofit (tax-exempt) sector.

Since 2003, the number of MFCs has grown at an average annual rate of 6%, and it is estimated that this strong growth rate will continue over the next 5 years. Approximately 1,076 MFCs have been identified in the United States in 2010, and the growth is expected to reach 1,435 by 2015, assuming a constant growth rate of 6% per year. 3 years. Nationwide in 2010, there were 3,385,700 MFC members, with a projection of 4,180,000 members by 2015. Although it is true that there are a number of extremely large MFCs, approximately 31% of the current MFCs are less than 10,000 sq ft, with a heavy concentration of all centers in the Central, South Central, and Northeast sections of the United States; Florida, Texas, and Illinois having the most.

Some choose to avoid development and management altogether by setting up a corporate account with an existing local fitness facility. A reduced membership fee is negotiated, and the company reimburses employees a portion or all of the fees. It is common, though, for the company to dictate that an employee must visit the facility a certain number of times per month to qualify for reimbursement. Corporate fitness opportunities exist for Personal Trainers within both large and smaller companies. For larger companies, the typical route is to work as a traditional employee or independent contractor in the fitness center.

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