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Entrepreneur Stories – Tips for getting into Personal Training and setting up at Personal Training business.

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Part of our growing Entrepreneur Stories series, where professionals share their advice and experience

If you think you are interested in a career as a Personal Trainer, you can attend one of the many open days/evenings on offer from top training providers (YMCA/Premier etc) and get a taste of what the courses might be like, and what the job involves in reality.

You can train to be a Personal Trainer at weekends, and start to build your business slowly so you aren’t risking your day job.

  • Train in a specialism – I chose pre and post-natal women.  I’d advise that you pick something that will likely lead to you working with people you’ll get on well with.  The better your rapport with your clients, the more likely your business is to thrive.
  • Read everything you can!  Read books on how to set up a business, books on how to set up a Personal Training business, books on fitness, health.  Really know your subject matter.
  • Make sure you set up a website, and make it as professional as you can afford.  The more information you can provide regarding your expertise and qualifications, the more likely you’ll be to win business.
  • Take time to define your USP.  What makes you unique?  Why will people want to train with you?  This is vital if you are working for yourself, but also crucial if you are part of an array of trainers in a gym – why will people pick you over others?
  • Have fun – this is absolutely vital.  People come to a Personal Trainer to exercise and enjoy themselves.  Make sure that you have a positive attitude each and every session.
  • When I first started I was surprised at the level of trust I was able to build with my clients.  They share many of the ups and downs of their lives with you – it’s a real privilege and one of the aspects of being a Personal Trainer that I enjoy the most.  I also get a real buzz out of seeing clients reaching their goals and flying the nest!
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Written by getrealvideo

December 20, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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  1. You’re right! Get rich in your niche.

    Patrick McFadden

    December 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm

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