Whether you’re looking to start your Personal Trainer certificate or are already qualified, it’s important to determine which direction you want to head in as there are so many different opportunities. Do you want to work in a major gym chain, teach group classes or in a boutique studio? There are many options available. Or, do you want to branch out on your own and be a mobile personal trainer? This is one of the most exciting options and comes along with many benefits. MotivatePT has outlined a few of the perks below.
There are a number of reasons to complete a fitness questionnaire, for both the client and the trainer, before the first session.
We’ve all seen it in the gym. People push themselves a little too far, and maybe try to pick up a weight that’s just too much. They run for slightly longer than they should, perhaps without water. A dumbbell is left unattended, ripe for someone to trip over. A hanging exercise is attempted without sufficient gloves, or with poor technique.
Marketing can be difficult for the newly-qualified personal trainer. There are so many ways of promoting yourself, online or in person, that it can be overwhelming. The list below examines some of the more popular ways you might consider.
If you’re thinking of becoming a personal trainer or are a newly-qualified PT just setting up in business, you’ll no doubt be wondering about your earning potential. How much do personal trainers make?
The answer is that it varies. While the National Careers Service cites an average salary of between £17,000 and £22,000 a year for an experienced personal trainer, that is just an average. What a personal trainer can earn as an annual salary, or charge by the hour, can be influenced significantly by experience, qualifications, location and client base.
You’ve decided that you want to change the way you look; maybe you want to lose weight, put on bulk, get fitter and stronger, complete a challenge - or all of these. And now you’re thinking: ‘Should I get a personal trainer?’
Help your clients define and conquer their weight loss goals. There’s more to it besides just being SMART.
Whether you have recently qualified as a personal trainer or have been in the fitness industry for years, going it alone can be a little scary. MotivatePT wants to make the first step that little bit easier for you. Below, we list the four most important 4 points to consider, to ensure you are successful as a mobile personal trainer.
Food cravings are those overwhelming desires for a specific food. Differing from hunger, which can be satisfied by just about any food, cravings are a continuous calling regardless of a full or grumbling belly. Food cravings have been linked to both physiological and psychological triggers, including nutrient deficiencies, lack of sleep, PMS, emotional status and stress, and even the sight or smell of food (1).
Knowing how to boost clients’ health and fitness is just one part of your job. You’re also an entrepreneur. Whether you’re a trainer at a large chain or a sole proprietor, professional development skills such as marketing, sales, communication, and business operations can enhance your reputation and lead to new clients.
Anabolic steroids are performance-enhancing drugs that are typically used to help improve sports performance - but don’t come without risk. Some of the side effects can be serious, and lead to health problems.
Do you cheat? Cheat meals are an eating approach of adhering to a clean diet 90% of the time and cheating on 10% of meals (or even ratios of 80:20), or a complete day of modestly indulging in the not so healthy craved foods. Can cheating help you, or your clients, move toward achieving weight loss goals? Instead of completely denying craved foods, allowing for a small or occasional indulgence could be a strategy to consider. Here we’ll take a look at why.