Alternative Careers to Keep You in Shape

Posted March 23, 2017 by in Career

You know of some career options for fitness lovers, but do you know of them all? If you’re looking for a change of career and want it be one that keeps you physically fit, then you’ve probably already looked at or know of possibilities such as: becoming a personal trainer, nutritionist or physical therapist or even training towards becoming a professional in regards to being an athlete or coach.

However, there are a whole host of other types of jobs out there, that you might not have thought about, that will keep you in just as good shape. Below you can find just a few of them:

First of all, you can chase the seasons around the world to become a beach fitness instructor or a ski instructor. If you’ve come to a point in your life where you know you just have to get away from your hometown, or wherever it is that you are living now, then now is probably the time you begin to think about moving abroad. Even if it’s just for a short amount of time, moving abroad offers the chance for those that do it to be able to broaden their horizons and the fact that temperatures are so different all over the world means that there are always going to be climate-based professions out there for all you outdoor fitness fanatics to try out.

A beach fitness instructor, basically someone who teaches other people how to get a beach body whilst they’re on the beach, is the perfect profession for those of you that want to keep your body in shape every single time you go to work and that want to do it while being baked by the sun. If you want to chase this dream, however, you’ll have to be able to stand out from the competition; ways to do so could be to take inspiration from Kayla Itsines BBG and offer not only workouts, but nutritional guides also. And of course, you’ll have to move to an area that is in high demand for this type of venture —Miami, maybe?

You may even want to consider working as a trainer at a resort, or even on a cruise ship.

But for those of you that can’t stand being in the sun for more than five minutes, you can rest assured that there are colder options available, such as becoming a ski instructor. It is growing trend that people take to the slopes on a holiday, and end up not returning home because they loved the idea of earning money and keeping fit while skiing all day as a teacher.

One of the reasons why people do this is because of the fact that fresh air that they are in the midst of does wonders for their respiratory system, the sites and sights that surround them mean that they are never made to feel down in regards to their mental wellbeing, and that, of course, skiing all day means that their strength is going to improve two-fold.

There are a whole load of other reasons to become a skiing instructor, another of which is that there are loads of transferable skills that can be learned while doing it, such as people skills. Is it time you hit the slopes during your next career change? Doing so will mean that you won’t have to spend money on a gym membership in your new town, that’s for sure.

But you don’t have to travel around the world to find a career that earn your money and a good level of physical health — you can find a career like this in the most ordinary of places in your hometown.

Surprisingly, becoming a teacher can do wonders for your physical and mental wellbeing. Granted, it can be a very time-consuming and stressful job that demands so much from you every single day, but in doing it most certainly keeps your brain ticking over which is only ever going to be a positive in regards to making sure that you are mentally always in the best shape and always doing your best to fight off illnesses such as a dementia that can make an impact later in life. But it’s not just your brain that gets a workout: moving about the classroom, and moving from classroom to classroom, is a low-key way of retaining a good level of physical health when compared to other professions where movement is restricted throughout the day. And of course, being a teacher of physical education is going to be a surefire way of retaining good physical health, for obvious reasons that can be figured out in the name of the subject!

And another option is to become a  nurse. Becoming a healthcare giver, such as a nurse or even a doctor, means that, first and foremost, you have medical advice on tap. Being in the know in regards to what could be deemed as a bad physical state will mean that you will always be able to spot the warning signs if they ever begin to affect yourself. For instance, if you are well-versed and knowledgeable about the impact alcohol has on the human body, you are likely to think twice before drinking too much of it. Once you see the impact that negative health has on people up close and personal, it is hard to want to subject your own body to it. However, for every pro about being a nurse, there is going to be a con; before you make the decision to make this your life’s calling, making sure to click here and check some of them out.

Obviously, to become a teacher or a nurse there is a winding path to go down before you can even qualify for the job. There is a whole host of training to undertake and qualifications to gain, so these aren’t professions that you can just wake up one morning and think you’ll ‘give a go’.

You have to be positive that the one you choose is the right one for you and is something that you want to dedicate so much of your time over the coming years. And if it is, then once you’re professional qualified you’ll be able to reap the benefits of knowing you’re in a career you really want to be in, as well as being in one that keeps you fit and healthy every single day of your working life.

*This article was contributed.