Instructional Video

Career Connections | Gym Owner

A video about careers takes a close look at becoming a gym owner. The host explains the ups and downs of owning a business, being part of the fitness industry, and describes necessary schooling, including anatomy and nutrition, as well as required specific certification. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • For those interested, encourage them to tour a local gym and speak to the owner
  • Ask a gym owner to speak to the class about their profession
  • Challenge pupils to research what it takes to own their own business and franchise it
Classroom Considerations
  • The video is part of the Career Connections series by PBS
Pros
  • Detailed the owner not-so-typical journey to his current career
  • Highlights happy patrons
Cons
  • Advertises for a specific gym