Four Signs You’d Make a Great Personal Trainer
- You love health and fitness (duh!)
- You’re curious
- You enjoy working with people
- You like the idea of being your own boss
You love health and fitness
We really shouldn’t have to expand on this... If you’re toying with the idea of becoming a trainer, you better love it. Being a personal trainer is the chance to make your passion your career. It is your chance to truly love what you do. So make sure you love training and everything health and fitness related. You’re going to be hitting the gym almost every day and not just to for your own benefit. Are you ready to eat, drink and sleep this industry.
To be a quality, successful personal trainer, you’ve got to be curious. Advancing your fitness education shouldn’t be a chore, you’ve got to WANT to know what’s going on in the industry. Learning and adapting is at the foundation of your entire career, so be prepared to have your finger on the pulse of fitness trends and new research.
You enjoy working with people
Don’t worry, public speaking doesn’t have to be your strong suit or your passion. Nevertheless, as a personal trainer you do need to be comfortable interacting with clients and gym goers on a daily basis. The ability to communicate will help you effectively train clients, sell yourself to potential clients and network with other industry professionals.
You like the idea of being your own boss
Being your own boss can be amazing, but it can be stressful. You’ll enjoy an empowering freedom, but more responsibilities. As an independent contractor, for example, you’ll be tasked with coordinating sessions, locating training space, and securing new clients. Personal training is great for those who want more control over how their career path. Not to worry though, most trainers begin at a gym where they can learn the industry, acquire clients, and steadily build their business.
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