Skip to main content

Want to enter the fitness industry? Here are 5 reasons why you should consider it with Xtend.


What drives your passion for fitness? Whether you want to help others lead a healthy lifestyle, or if you want to set your own hours and be your own boss, a career in the fitness industry could be your dream job. A career with Xtend can help you achieve those goals!


Is a fitness career right for you?

Are you a sporty person?
Do you love fitness classes?
Are you passionate about health and fitness?
Do you want to make a genuine difference in people’s lives?


The fitness industry in Australia is an exciting and dynamic career choice that offers flexibility and meaningful connections. If you are thinking about kick-starting your fitness career at an Xtend franchise, here are 5 reasons why you should.

1. The fitness industry is diverse and wide-spanning

The fitness industry is an exciting and dynamic industry that provides an escape from the 9-to-5. Xtend Barre can give you the freedom to be your own boss, choose your own hours and provide meaningful support to your community.

The fitness industry spans a wide range of careers, from retail to science, making it a suitable career for anyone with a passion for sports and health, regardless of skilled training or formal education.     

 There are also many segments within the fitness sector you can focus on, including:

  • Cardio
  • Strength
  • Aquatic
  • Pilates/Yoga
  • Physiotherapy

What jobs are there in the fitness industry?

There are many career choices within the fitness industry. Wherever your passion lies, there will be an option for you.  Some possible fitness careers in Australia include:

  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness instructor
  • Dietician
  • Gym owner/manager
  • Sports promoter
  • Coaching
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sports science and research fields

2. The industry is evolving and growing every year


How is the fitness industry changing?

The fitness industry has experienced incredible growth in the past and is expected to continue to grow over the next five years. As people continue to become more aware of the benefits of exercise and personal health, there is increasing demand for health and fitness businesses.

Most health and fitness careers require some form of vocational qualifications to get started. With continued government investment in skills, there has never been a better time to upskill or reskill in the fitness industry. This is no different with Xtend, enquire now for more information!

Upskill and get qualified

As the fitness industry rapidly expands, there will always be something new to learn. As more and more information about diseases, injury, exercise and diet become available, fitness professionals must have the industry knowledge and skills to face every new challenge.

When considering a new career in the fitness industry, you will want to consider the relevant qualifications you’ll need to be successful.


3. You can create a profitable career

The fitness industry can be a profitable career choice.

Although the fitness industry has been impacted over the past year, it has proven it is a resilient and profitable career. Over at Xtend, we have been able to pivot our revenue sources into online classes. According to recent IBISWorld data, the fitness industry is expected to experience significant growth over the next five years, gym and fitness memberships are expected to increase and many businesses have successfully adapted to delivering services remotely.

There are many career options within the fitness industry, and each one will have its perks and profits. For example, gym franchisees can earn up to $100,000 – $210,000 a year.  

As revenue and business opportunities continue to grow over the next five years, there has never been a better time to kickstart your fitness career by becoming a franchisee. Ask us how today.

Fitness Industry Award Rates

Industry Award Rates is a formal document outlining the minimum pay rates and conditions for a specific industry, including any penalty rates and allowances. There are more than 100 awards currently covering a range of industries across Australia, including the fitness industry. To find out more about Fitness Industry Award Rates, click here.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information on Australian award rates, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman.

4. You can take control of your own path

Dream of being your own boss? Many fitness career options at Xtend and beyond, such as a fitness studio manager, personal trainer or sports coach, allows you to work by yourself, or manage a team of dedicated fitness professionals.

 Some of the flexible pathways you can choose from include:

  • Self-employed or sole trader
  • Franchisee
  • Business owner

Being your own boss has its own set of responsibilities, however with motivation and dedication, it is a rewarding career option.

5. You can create a flexible work lifestyle at Xtend Franchises

If you crave flexible working hours and never want to work the traditional 9-to-5, the fitness industry affords you the flexibility to work in a way that suits your lifestyle.

Set your own hours

Being your own boss means you set the rules. Creating flexible working hours can improve your work/life balance. Having flexible and adaptable business hours also allows you to work around your clients’ busy schedule.

Choose your own ‘office’

Whether you want to create 1-on-1 personal training sessions inside a gym, or host group classes outdoors, the location is yours to choose.

As a fitness professional, you will never be standing still for too long. You will have the freedom to work where you want when you want.

Where is the fitness industry headed?

As more Australians begin to focus on their health, now is the time to get started in the fitness industry. Whether you become a personal trainer or own a fitness studio, you will have the flexibility to be your own boss, set your own hours and know that you are genuinely improving the lives of your clients at Xtend Franchises.

Thinking about starting your fitness career with a studio franchise? To find out more get in touch with our team today.