Have you ever felt like you need a new challenge in life? Perhaps you're contemplating changing your career? Or just starting out and looking for the right career path? Well if you love health and fitness (like me) the answer could be found in personal training. I’ve been a showbiz journalist for 10 years and while I still love the job, the prospect of a healthier mind and body is appealing.
Health and fitness is a fantastic industry to be a part of. There’s no shortage of success stories where trainers have gone on to build multi-million pound businesses within a few years and collect highly lucrative client bases, such as Premier Training graduate Joe Wicks and many more. Unfortunately, for each of these success stories there are dozens of trainers who have failed to get a foothold and end up leaving the industry, or struggle to fill their books on a regular basis. As a new personal trainer it’s important to start as you as you mean to go on and not make the common mistakes so many trainers fall victim to. In my experience it takes a new trainer 12-18 months to hit the 20 personal training hours per week ‘sweet spot’.
Job interviews are both exciting and anxiety-inducing at the same time: Landing one means you’ve made it into the "yes" pile, but it also means preparing for those all-too-familiar questions about your strengths, your weaknesses, you know the drill.
A client invests a great deal into you as a professional personal trainer. They invest their time, energy, well-being, hopes and emotions into your service. The key to delivering a suitable return on that investment is professionalism.