If you’re seriously considering a job as a personal trainer you need to decide what you want to do. Will you work for a gym? If you want to go down this road you need to know you won’t be making a lot of money. Sure, you might enjoy the job and will be doing something you love, but do you really want to be working for a low wage and having someone tell you what to do all the time?
What you should be thinking about is starting your own company. Once you have your qualifications you don’t need anything else, except very cheap insurance you could make back in a few sessions. Work on your own terms. Train people the way you think they should be trained, then eventually you will build up a great reputation and have clients knocking down your door.
Can You Train Someone with Thin Air?
No doubt you will have a whole range of clients, but do you really want to be training them without any equipment? Probably not. The majority of your clients will more than likely be middle aged women. This works out great because you don’t need much in the way of equipment, and anything you do need to pick up can be cheap.
You might want to start with some light dumbbells. Nothing that will break your back carrying them about, but something you can include into their programs. Another priceless thing to get is resistance bands. There’s so much exercises you can do with these things and they will never get old. Also, pick up a simple mat. Just so you don’t need to make someone lie on the ground if you’re outside.
How Will They Find You?
Running your own personal training business makes it slightly more difficult to pick up clients, at least initially. It’s not like a gym where people come walking in every day. You will actually have to go out and find them, or at least let them find you. You can do this in a number of ways. All you need to do is get creative and find out where your potential clients will be.
It does make sense to have a home on the Internet. Everyone has a website these days and it’s probably going to supply a big majority of your clients. If you don’t know how to set one up yourself there are plenty of places you can get one made on the cheap. It might feel like a big risk to begin with, but once you start bringing in clients it will pay for itself.
Get Ready to Enjoy Life
You’re about to begin one of the most exciting things in your life. Starting your own business will be very rewarding, but don’t think it’s going to be easy. You will need to get up early and work late. At least until you find enough clients that want to train at a time that suits you. Some people are going to let you down, and you will make some great friends.
Once you have insurance and qualifications you are almost there. There is no point in wasting your time working for someone else unless you know nothing about what you’re doing. Just grab some basic equipment and find a way for people to get in contact with you. Start your business and take it from there. Everyone wants to improve their fitness. It’s your job to help them.
Keith is a personal trainer and blogger. He recommends that you look for some greatÂ fitness courses and certificates before you start your career in the fitness industry.