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Personal trainer career development cycles


The aim of the study was to identify the personal trainer career development cycles. An instrument that addressed sociodemographic and professional aspects was applied to 101 personal trainers. Then, a semi-structured interview was carried out with 24 professionals to obtain information that was not evidenced at first. The results show that the personal trainer has four career cycles, namely: Entry into the Job Market, Exploration and Stabilization, Reassessment and Insecurity and Decline or Giving up. It is concluded that the personal trainer initially enjoys a notorious professional ascension, followed by financial and labor insecurity, which results in an early change of area of expertise.

Physical Education; Personal trainer; Career cycles; Career development

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