Weight Loss Consultant

Weight Loss Consultants, also known as personal care consultants, advise clients on weight loss and healthy living. They may also provide advice on nutrition and relaxation.

Duties and tasks

  • As needed, consulting about stress relief and relaxation techniques
  • Consulting with clients on cultivating healthy eating habits
  • Demonstrating proper use of exercise equipment
  • Devising exercise strategies for optimum, healthy weight loss
  • Speaking with clients about personal fitness goals
  • Working one-on-one or with groups to offer advice on nutrition in conjunction with exercise regimes

Skills required

  • Ability to perceive when others are in need of help
  • Active listening skills
  • Oral communications skills
    Positive and nonjudgmental attitude
    Thorough knowledge of exercise and nutrition science

Working conditions

Weight Loss Consultants may work in gyms or other fitness or community centres. They may also be hired out by individuals and work in private homes or work for an apartment building, hotel, or resort.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Fitness Network 

Dietitians Association of Australia 

Nutrition Australia 

Nutrition Society of Australia

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc 

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