8 Things They Don’t Tell You When You Become a Personal Trainer

By | General Advice, Personal Training, Personal Training Business, Success and Philosophy

Everyone wants be a PT these days and there are a million and one reason as to why it’s a good idea. But it doesn’t seem to be common to talk about the not-so-good reasons, so here a few that I’ve accumulated over my years so far in the industry, and a few strategies that I have found to combat them.

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Should You Be an Employed Personal Trainer or Go It Alone?

By | Personal Training Business, Sales, Success and Philosophy, Uncategorized

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.

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What to do if Your Personal Training Clients Want to Compete

By | Personal Training Business, Success and Philosophy, Uncategorized

In our line of work, we can get all manner of clients coming to us. In some ways this is awesome. Your day might start at 6am with 67-year old Mary, who’s recovering from a hip operation, but still crushes it on incline dumbbell presses. You take a break, then train Jeff, a middle-aged dude who’s got one hell of a squat. A few 20 and 30-something guys and girls follow, before finishing your day taking a group of “soccer moms” through their paces with a conditioning circuit.

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