The Sims 4 Athlete Career

Rewards for Bodybuilders and Pro Athletes

Sims 4 Athlete Career
Sims 4 offers Pro Athlete and Bodybuilder Careers

The Athlete Career is fairly straightforward. It gives us the chance to make money off the Fitness Skill, which was possibly a bit underutilized in Vanilla Sims 4 until the release of additional Careers by Maxis in December 2014. Both branches require your Sim to take up Charisma, which is harder to level than Fitness, so you may consider planning your Sim's Traits and Aspirations around that skill. A Social Aspiration is good for that, giving the Gregarious Trait, and better Charisma Skill gains. Sims that are Happy will generally gain Charisma much faster than with other Emotions, as you can see in our Emotions Guide. If you initially select the Bodybuilder Aspiration when making your Sim, which gives the High Metabolism Bonus Trait, you will get the ability to drink energy juice on the spot by clicking your Sim. This can let you become Energized on demand, indirectly boosting the rate your Sim gains the Fitness Skill and allowing for more time to build Charisma. It's also handy to help you go into work in the Ideal Mood.

How to: Athlete Career Cheats
Press Control + Shift + C then type testingcheats on and press enter. You can now get promotions with careers.promote athletic - you can also see all Career Cheats or visit a full list of Cheats in The Sims 4.

One of the fun things about this Career is the ability to use the Llama Mascot Costume whatever branch you choose, which is cute and funny to look at. You can walk around town in this and enjoy some potential hilarity as it is quite odd watching someone talk from inside of one of them.

Sims 4 Llama Mascot Costume
The Llama Mascot Costume, which comes at Athlete level 3

The Ideal Mood for the starting levels of this Career is Energized, of course. A Brisk Shower right before work will ensure your Sim is in the right mood and aid your Sim in getting faster promotions.

Athlete Career

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
1Waterperson$16/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$112/dayWork OutN/A
2Locker Room Attendant$19/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$133/dayWork Out, Reach Level 2 Charisma, Level 2 Fitness$110, Athlete's Trophy Case
3Team Mascot$28/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$196/dayWork Out, Reach Level 3 Charisma and Fitness$132, New CAS Parts
4Dance Team Captain$39/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$273/dayWork Out, Reach Level 4 Charisma and Fitness$198, New CAS Parts

Bodybuilder Career Branch

Sims 4 Bodybuilder Career
Bodybuilders get Energized Aura Objects

Bodybuilders get the ability to Mentor in Fitness a little earlier than other Sims, though not by much. This can help others gain the skill faster.

Despite the Ideal Mood of Confident, Bodybuilder Career Rewards give off an Energized Aura, which is helpful to levelling the Fitness Skill. This is good, given Aura items do not function when outside range - such as when your Sim is at work. In order to Mentor Sims in Fitness, you should go to the gym unless you plan to have a household member use equipment and learn fitness from your Bodybuilder. To get into a Confident mood before work, have your Sim brush their teeth, psych self up in the mirror, or drink Earl Grey tea.

Bodybuilder Career Branch

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
5Personal Trainer$47/hourWed, Fri-Mon 7AM-2PM$329/dayMentor Fitness, Reach Level 5 Charisma and Level 8 Fitness$275, No Sweat No Fuss Rug, Mentor Fitness and Suggest Workout Interactions
6Professional Bodybuilder$57/hourWed, Fri-Mon 7AM-2PM$399/dayMentor Fitness, Reach Level 9 Fitness$330, ZenXercise Weight Machine, New CAS Parts
7Champion Bodybuilder$85/hourWed, Fri-Mon 7AM-2PM$595/dayMentor Fitness, Reach Level 6 Charisma, Level 10 Fitness$396, Jr. Solar System Trophy
8Trainer to the Stars$149/hourWed, Fri-Mon 8AM-2PM$894/dayMentor Fitness, Reach Level 7 Charisma$595, Inspirational Mouse Poster, New CAS Parts
9Celebrity Bodybuilder$279/hourMon, Wed, Fri-Sat 9AM-3PM$1674/dayMentor Fitness, Reach Level 8 Charisma$892, Offer to Pump Up Interaction
10Mr. or Mrs. Solar System$500/hourMon, Wed, Fri, 10AM-4PM$3000/dayMentor Fitness, Go to Work!$1338, Solar System Trophy

Pro Athlete Career Branch

Sims 4 Pro Athlete
Pro Athlete also offers Energized Emotional Auras

Between Bodybuilder and Pro Athlete, I'd take this Career simply to avoid frequent trips to the gym to Mentor Sims and have a simpler means of making money. The Ideal Mood for Professional Athlete is Energized. The main unique thing here is the ability to Study Opponents (found on Computer > Web), which can range from making the Sim Energized +2 or Tense +2. You can have both buffs at once, so could use it again if your Sim gets Tense, then find a useful way to relieve tension. The main goal is to do the daily task to get promotions faster. I suppose it is a rather weak interaction that does little outside work.

The Career Rewards for Pro Athletes give off an Energized Aura, so can help your Sim raise the Fitness Skill. They are great for use in a home gym, but not otherwise spectacular.

Study Opponents can make your Sim Tense with a +2 Moodlet sometimes. +2 Energized other times, with a competitive edge Moodlet. The Ideal Mood is again Energized.

Professional Athlete Career Branch

RankJobWagesSchedule$/DayDaily Task & Promotion RequirementsReward for Promotion
5Minor Leaguer$51/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$357/dayStudy Opponents, Reach Level 5 Fitness$413, Sole Star Athletic Poster, Discuss Sports Statistics Interaction, New CAS Parts
6Rookie$66/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$462/dayStudy Opponents, Reach Level 6 Fitness$537, New CAS Parts
7Starter$86/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$602/dayStudy Opponents, Reach Level 5 Charisma, Level 8 Fitness$698, Llamacorns Team Photo
8All-Star$130/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 2PM-9PM$910/dayStudy Opponents, Reach Level 6 Charisma, Level 9 Fitness$605, All-Star Trophy
9MVP$242/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun 3PM-9PM$1452/dayStudy Opponents, Reach Level 8 Charisma, Level 10 Fitness$908, ZenXercise Treadmill
10Hall of Famer$333/hourTue-Wed, Fri-Sun, 3PM-9PM$1998/dayStudy Opponents, Go to Work!$1452, MVP Trophy

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Hi, I was at the top of the bodybuilder branch, but i want to go into pro athlete, but it will only let me start at lvl 5 of the bodybuilder branch. Someone help!
15th November 2015 12:50am
u cant start at any higher leverl since pro athlete and body builder have different requirement
18th November 2015 8:12pm
Mr god
ok i want to cheat for the athlete career but i cant can some one help?
11th December 2015 8:24pm
Cheats Guide to the rescue! Wink
Carl's Guide to Cheats
14th January 2016 7:37pm
How cant I find the athlete career in my options? I use the phone to find a job but I cant find anything that has to do with fitness in the options.
25th December 2015 1:49pm
You can choose a branch (bodybuilder or athlete) when you get to rank 5 of the athlete career.
26th December 2015 8:15pm
Try on the computer, keep trying as sometimes they change c;
28th December 2015 3:16pm
Hi, I need some help.
My sims at the minor leaguer level and her daily task is Study Opponents. I have no idea what this means? Where do i click to achieve this daily task?
4th January 2016 5:03am
I am on this one too, just figured it out. Click on a computer, then web, and it's there "Study Opponents"
6th January 2016 9:58am
You can also study opponents on the TV, which is good as you can run on the threadmill at the same time (multitasking yay!)
13th March 2018 4:18am
So I always play my Sims 4 offline as I do not have origin. And since I got it in November 2014 I can't choose as athlete or business. Do these come with an expansion pack?
6th March 2016 6:47am
These careers are in the base game but they came with a free patch. So to access them you will need an account with Origin and on-line access.
6th March 2016 6:27pm
You can also click on the TV to do this well.
17th April 2016 5:01pm
Where is the download link ? i cant find it.
16th October 2016 5:46pm
We no longer supply a direct link to purchase the game. This post from Carl explains why

Carl's Post
16th October 2016 6:07pm
HI, I am new and I don't know how to download this..? Can someone help?
27th September 2017 6:46pm
The Sims 4 can be purchased on Origin and then you can manage the download through Origin.
Here are some tips on managing Origin
28th September 2017 2:01am
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