When was the last time you did a bit of exercise? Do you sport a fitness band like FitBit or Jawbone that syncs your activity to your smartphone? Do you wish you could eat healthier, be in better physical condition, and boost your personal fitness? Everybody does.

In every town, city, and even on cruise ships there is a fitness craze. People want to be in shape. Sure, it’s hard to devote an hour a day to focus on exercise, but it’s important to do. There are so many fitness options – Zumba, Yoga, Rock Climbing, Running, Spin Class, Pilates, Crossfit, and plenty of others. Your bound to find one that you enjoy. Gyms, studios, and health centers are popping up all over the place. And that means lots of exercise and fitness jobs near you.

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Did you know that the global health club industry brings in $78.17 billion per year? The US accounts for $22.4 billion per year. There are 165,000 health and fitness clubs in the world. Over 138 million people regularly try to get fit and the client base is growing. Wow! What an opportunity.

Maybe it’s time to get involved in this niche. There are so many cool jobs related to exercise and fitness. Why not research some of these cool exercise and fitness jobs?

  1. Instructor (Yoga, Climbing, Zumba, Pilates, and the list goes on!)
  2. Dietician
  3. Nutritionist
  4. Exercise Physiologist
  5. Personal Trainer
  6. Weight Loss Coach
  7. Conditioning Coach
  8. Physical Education Teacher
  9. Sports Coach

Fitness appeals to people of all ages – from kids to senior citizens. Plus, there are so many different ways to focus on this niche – diet, cardiovascular, strength building, flexibility, weight loss, sports. As an exercise and fitness professional you might coach kids, design workouts, provide encouragement, assist with weights and machines, focus on exercise, or any number of things. Maybe you’ll even start your own fitness TV show! It’s amazing how many options there are. What niche would you want to pursue?

Find your niche and then seek out an exercise and fitness job. Not only are there plenty of opportunities, your job keeps you in shape! A healthy lifestyle is a pretty awesome job perk.

The JobMonkey Job Board is a fantastic place to start your exercise and fitness jobs search. You may also want to research companies like Lifetime Fitness or HealthFitness. Good luck!

Our lives are full of facts and statistics. As infographics boom in popularity, numbers and facts are featured more prominently than ever before. Pretty much any information you want you can find out with a few keystrokes on your laptop or smartphone.

People love facts and statistics. They are great conversation starters. They offer fascinating, eye-opening information that can changes our outlooks and perspectives on certain things. Out there somewhere it’s somebody’s job to research, poll, and compile the statistics that are presented to us through all sorts of mediums.

In this post, we did a bit of research to find some surprising and scary office facts and statistics that you need to know about. Here they are:

  1. 46% of people will fail within the first 18 months of a new job. The main cause? Poor culture fit. – Good.co
  2. 75% of people voluntarily leaving jobs don’t quit their jobs; they quit their bosses. – Daily Infographic
  3. 71% of American workers are disengaged at work. – Good.co
  4. Almost 50% of Americans have gained weight at their current job. 13% gained over 20 lbs. – Good.co
  5. There are 21,000 germs per square inch exist on your mouse, keyboard, and chair. – Payscale
  6. 40% of worker turnover is due to job stress. – Good.co
  7. Workplace stress costs US employers $200 billion per year in stress related expenses. – Visual.ly
  8. If Americans limited their time of sitting by 3 hours, the average lifespan would be extended 2 years. – Daily Infographic
  9. On average, US workers take only 57% of their vacation days… so they can keep working. – Good.co
  10. The average person spends over 90,000 hours at work in their lifetime. – Good.co
  11. 1 in 10 US workers works from home at least once a week. – Daily Infographic
  12. Each year, the average American spends over 100 hours commuting. – Good.co
  13. 80% of workers don’t like their jobs. – Good.co
  14. 67% of US workers plan on leaving their job within the next year. – Good.co
  15. The average American office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper every year. – LaserFiche
  16. 62% of Americans eat lunch at their desk. – Payscale
  17. Roughly 10,000 workers drop dead at their desks as a result of 60 – 70 hour work weeks in Japan. The phenomenon is known as “Karoshi” – Good.co

Does this make you reassess your stress levels, work life balance, or general cleanliness? If so, do some research on JobMonkey because it might be time to make a career move. Next time you see a cool workplace statistic, stop by and share it with us on Facebook. We love this stuff!

These office facts and statistics certainly served as eye openers to us. Hopefully they did the same for you. Maybe it’s time to cut down on stress and find a job that you like. No one wants to be a statistic, so break the mold and do what’s best for you. JobMonkey is here to help.

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