A lot of people pursue the idyllic lifestyle of a cruise ship personal trainer. Because they see images of young attractive people making a difference in people’s lives and travelling the world for free.
I hope these are your ambitions, because they could come true. But cruise ship life is a lot harder than people realize.
It is not a holiday and every single person is essential to the operation of the ship, especially in the spa and gym where money has to be made.
So I’ve put up a checklist / questionnaire to think if you are really ready to become a cruise ship personal trainer.
- Are you able to live and sleep below decks in a shared cabin of roughly 8 square meter?
Working on a cruiseship means an average of 65 to 75 hours a week working, can you handle that
- Although most jobs onboard do not have days off, as Personal Trainer you get 1.5 days off a week, is that enough for you?
- As a personal trainer 80% of your salary depends on how good you are in sales, not as a personal trainer, are you okay with that?
- As a sales person, sometimes you will be in situations that are on the boundries of what is ethically okay, will you be okay with that?
- Are you able to come up with a story / sales pitch to sell products that you might not believe in, or convince yourself of the usefulness of that product?
I hope you can answer all these questions with yes, because if you are not.. You are going to have a difficult time.
We have a wonderful Facebook page where you can ask any question you are not sure about, or just reply in the comments below. Hope this post helps you decide.