I recently received a newsletter titled "Personal Training Is Dead." That's a pretty bold statement, if you ask me. And pretty interesting, given that the number of personal trainers in the United States has grown at a rate of more than 20 percent per year for the past five years. What's more, over the next few years, this rate is only projected to rise. If that's a dying occupation, I'd love to see what a thriving one looks like!
Beyond the literal interpretation, however, and even with all of this growth, I do believe there's an element of truth to the aforementioned newsletter. Only I'd revise that statement slightly to say that personal training as we know it is dead.