How Crossfit is creating more fitness industry jobs
When CrossFit came onboard in Santa Cruz, California 2000 as a fitness company, many didn’t anticipate how quickly it could drive a fitness revolution around America. Presently, Crossfit has grown to have its base in 6 continents in the world, and over here in the UK, its impact is being felt more than ever before – especially in the aspect of creating more fitness jobs in London and across the UK.
Crossfit holds a lot of job opportunities for strength trainers and fitness enthusiasts basically because of its great business model. The CrossFit business model licenses the CrossFit name to thousands of gyms just in the UK and runs several certification programmes for persons interested in the fitness game, which in turn help them in becoming qualified trainers – in CrossFit licensed or other independently owned gyms – whether on a full time or part-time basis.
As interesting as the job opportunities Crossfit provides are, they are also highly flexible because, as a certified fitness trainer, you are not tied to the four corners of a gym alone, you can work in fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and military organizations. There are also job vacancies to work as a high school physical education teachers, high school or college sports assistant.
For Jason Williams, a fitness consultant whose gyms are in partnership with Crossfit, his humble beginning in the fitness niche started when he was desperate about losing weight fast,thereby compelling him to frequent the gym .According to him,Crossfit not only became a perfect choice for achieving his goal, it also “miraculously” turned him into a succesful fitness trainer and consultant.
Here Jason shares the story of how Crossfit opened up the opportunity to become a fitness trainer with several gyms :
“I got certified in CrossFit back in 2008 so he could show other people how he did it.When a job transfer moved me to London, I joined a local bodybuilding gym (there were no CrossFit gyms in the city at the time), and tried to continue my CrossFit training. After getting several warnings from the gym owner to stop dropping weights and monopolizing the treadmills, I got together with a group of friends in 2009 and founded one of the first CrossFit gyms in London (CrossFit Thames). In a small empty room (600 sq ft), it grew from 2 athletes to 85 athletes and quickly developed a reputation as a gym focused on coaching, community, and results. Now, with hundreds of athletes locally, and thousands of athletes worldwide, it has a reputation for being one of the best gyms in all of Europe.It’s trained CrossFit games competitors like Annie Thorisdottir, as well as professional athletes and actors, and has been featured in Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, and was even involved in 3 separate Guinness world records!”