I am a fully qualifed Personal Trainer in the UK.
I'm just posting this thread to enquire if there are opportunites in Thailand to work as a Personal Trainer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I knew a couple of farangs teaching muay thai but that's about it. Dunno if they were legal or not. (They could have kicked me in the head like!)
I met a girl last week who was here on a stop-over before going to Hong Kong. Apparently she'd somehow got a legit (she said so) job working as a personal trainer in Hong Kong. From what she said, the salary sounded way better than you would ever get in Thailand. Maybe worth considering.
Go with lemmax's advice. Thailand is very limited in regards to legal work for non-Thais. I saw your other thread. What you could do, if you really want to be in Thailand is get a job teaching ESL and do the personal training for westerners that you meet. You still wouldn't be legal, but that's the risk.
If you want to work as a personal trainer, what about the Middle East? I live in Dubai and there are alot of gyms, including Fitness First. People also hire personal trainers to train them at home.
Yeah, impossible really. I know loads of Thai fitness instructors. They get about 10,000 a month from work if they work at CWOW or FF or another large chain, some more, some less. You definitely can't work legally doing this in normal gyms.
Even if you did private, illegal work at 1000 Baht an hour (above the going rate) I don't think you would make ends meet. You would need loads of clients and there just isn't the market for it. people tend to go to gyms if they want a personal trainer.
whilst there is a plethora of thai personal trainers they are all clueless
best way would be to form your own business or apply to someone like fitcorp asia
you'd probably need to go up the ladder a bit and forget the shite like california wow
no reason why you couldnt, with a bit of gumption create your own practice if you are competent
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To the OP - i'd also recommend the Middle East for this sort of work. An old friend of mine has done very well for himself over there thru sports coaching. He's a PGA golf pro and is now head pro at one of the courses in Dubai. I've unfortunately lost contact with him though, so sadly can't take advantage of his hospitality .
but i know many foreign nationals here employed in this industry
so where would be your preferred place for arrest by the thai religeous police, oops sorry just reread your post and saw youd choisen the where already
you definitively said no chance to positions that a trip to most good top class gyms would prove otherwise
but he asked if it was possible not how much fucking about it might be
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Mr. Thailand, Khun Sitthi Charonreith owner powerzone gym, has at least 1 farang trainer.. forget his name.
the team w/ trainers is present at the gym M-F about 9:30AM
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...and setting up a business is not the same as finding employment as a personal trainer which is what the op asked.
are you deliberately coming across as thick
personal trainers are those puffs touching old ladies arses in fitness first and what have you, not retired professional thai boxers
if i was on about thai boxing trainers, i might just have mentioned thai boxing trainers
i stand by my original statement, possible yes, lots of fucking about, probably
go and sit with pants in the corner
I know two people (one American, one Brit) working as personal trainers (and qualified back home) in Bangkok. They don't work for these chain disco gyms, they do international clientele small private training work. And these 'boot camp' excurions down to Hua Hin and the like, full of rich international fitness people.
It's entirely possible to do other kinds of work here. Us TEFL types just tend to oversimplify things (part of the job)...so take it all with a grain of salt.