If you’re enthusiastic about working out as well as helping other people achieve their fitness goals, contemplate being a personal trainer. It Is among the quickest growing professions, as well as for great reason: personal trainers have flexible hours, they get to do the things they love, and they inspire folks to be at their greatest. This article discusses the ins and outs of the profession, the qualifications needed for being a fitness trainer, and the steps you will need to take to excel in the profession.
You may think that to be able to become a personal trainer all you need to do is be in good overall condition. This is actually the furthest thing from the truth. In fact, I am friends with quite a few personal trainers that are in pretty average condition who are able to do awesome things with their clients.
Every trainer comes with an angle, something that sets them apart from all the rest. Some rely on their “appearance” and “physique” while others tout their instruction methods and certifications. However a fantastic trainer should be more than just a fancy sales pitch. It’s sometimes hard to find a local personal trainer, particularly a good one – but after all, it is a business, and not everyone plays the game clean. Some trainers will use nasty contract schemes and bad mouth other trainers to attempt to win over clients. Avoid these people!
A good trainer will alter your work out, not giving your body the opportunity to plateau. Because personal trainers have worked with countless trainees, they can also see your weaknesses and quickly devise plans to reinforce those areas. The same as a professional athlete, your client’s best results will come in sticking with you as their trainer long term to keep their physical fitness at peak levels. This is the client retention aspects of the business – the biggest hurdle you will face.
There is no overnight solution for being a successful personal trainer or helping your clients attain their fitness goals. The best advice I can give you is to master the core lifts, the fundamentals of kinesiology and educate your clients where you can.