Chances are you didn’t get into the field of personal training because of the potential to sell things. No, you journeyed down the training rabbit hole in hopes of …
There are so many things to think about when starting your career as a personal trainer:
Do you specialise in a specific area, or just coach general population clients?
What continuing education certifications should you do?
Is there any need for a mentor or business coach, or can you learn everything online and from books?
And the biggie – should you look for employed work, or start out on your own?
I’ve done both.
Learning how to run a business is equally important as learning how to become an excellent trainer.
I worked solely on becoming a better trainer for 3 years straight. Unfortunately at the end of the day, my business was still failing because I didn’t know how to run it.
You want every single client you train in the gym to be an amazing advert for you.
Folks in the gym are a much more captive audience than any random friends and acquaintances your clients have, as you know that by being at the gym, someone at least has a mild interest in keeping fit and looking better.
Do you ruin chances with clients because of poor body language? If you aren’t selling clients early on, then body language could be an issue.