If fitness is your life, what better career is there than one in the health and fitness industry?  There are dozens of jobs that you can choose from, many of which don’t require a university or college degree.  Choose to follow your passion or work in an industry with a promising future; the choice is yours.  To give you an idea of what you could do, we’ve come up with five awesome careers that should definitely be considered.

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1. Dietician

Exercise is just one part of living a fit and healthy life, as you also need to consider the food (or fuel) that you’re putting into your body.  A dietician can help with this.  Not only can they help unhealthy people to eat a more nutritious and balanced diet, but they can also work with athletes and help them to create a diet that’s right for the sport they participate in.  Dieticians can work for hospitals, physicians’ practices, or privately, giving you lots of options when it comes to a career.

2. Yoga Instructor

Yoga is beneficial, not just for mental health, but for physical health too.  It can help with flexibility, improving range and motion, and with recovery after an injury.  There are lots of different types of yoga that you can learn and which one you prefer will be down to you.  Better yet, you can even choose to get your training abroad and experience a new culture while you learn.  Check out this yin yoga training school for some ideas.

3. Referee or Umpire

If you enjoy sport, but don’t particularly want to take part in a team game, becoming a referee or umpire could be a great choice of career.  Here you’ll be in charge of enforcing the rules of the game, and must know the sport inside and out to be successful.  It’s a great choice of career for those who used to be athletes but are now too old to run regularly for 90 minutes as well.

4. Sports Reporter

If you enjoy watching sports just as much as you love playing them, why not look into becoming a sports reporter?  This career is no longer purely confined to written journalism either as you could produce podcasts or find work with a television stadium.  Sports reporters are often required to attend every match of a team and then present their findings.  It’s a really fun job and a great way to get paid for doing what you love.

5. Occupational Therapist

Finally, if you enjoy helping people get back to health, an occupational therapist could be a good career choice.  In this role, you will help athletes to recover from the injuries and illnesses that are impacting their career.  It’s a very personal role and one in which you’ll build strong relationships with the people you work with.  It’s a great choice for people who have a passion for fitness as well as those who like to share that knowledge with others.