TRAINER FITS IN JAKE’S ROLE SUITS HIM TO A TEE
WHEN Jake Dunn realised he was spending more time at the gym than the classroom in his final year of school, his career path became pretty clear.
The personal trainer said there are many aspects that drive his passion for fitness.
“It’s less about being fit and more about self improvement – getting myself in better condition, more muscle, less body fat, getting stronger,” Mr Dunn said.
After working for six months in sales at Fitness First, Mr Dunn transitioned into personal training at their Penrith franchise three years ago when he completed a Certificate IV in Fitness.
“The job satisfaction is through the roof and the hours I work are determined by myself,” he said.
Those hours mostly work around clients’ work schedules, usually between 5am and 10am in the morning and back again in the after- noon between 4pm and 8pm.
“Getting up at 4am is something you definitely need to adapt to but you’ve got a lot of time in between,” Mr Dunn said.
This year he has also taken on the role of training aspiring personal trainers as a camp director at the Australian Institute of Personal Trainers.
“There’s something exciting about training trainers. There’s a different level of passion,” he said.
While personal fitness is an important aspect, Mr Dunn said selling yourself and building relationships are vital skills to learn.
“Gyms can be intimidating – you’ve got to create your own little comfort bubble for clients,” he said.