8 Ways to Jumpstart Your Personal Training Career (infographic)

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Use this simple guide to jumpstart your personal training career. Here are the steps needed to go from personal training weakling to personal training career beast mode in no time:

  1. Start at the Beginning

First things first, know that before you get into personal training you need to be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED and be CPR certified.

  1. Get Credentials

There are many personal training accreditation bodies. Find one that works for you and study for the test. Our personal favorite is the NASM. Study for the NASM-CPT.

  1. Extra Credentials

Extra credentials will set you apart from the pack and allow you hone in on the areas of personal fitness that you are most interested in.

  1. Build on Your Foundation

Most really successful personal trainers find a niche that they excel at. This can be yoga, power lifting or martial arts. Whatever yours is, become the best at it.

  1. Your Fitness Theory

This is what really defines you as a personal trainer. Your thoughts and feelings about health, how you promote it, the exercises you recommend and your nutritional habits all define your fitness theory.

  1. Personal Branding

You are a reflection of your product. Make sure your personal brand reflects someone who is strong, healthy and fit.

  1. Product Branding

This is where you tell your story and show the world what being a client of yours will bring to the table. It also incorporates branded exercises or fitness strategies unique to your name.

  1. Business Registration

While not necessarily the last item you should tick off this list, registering your business and making it all legal is a top priority.

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Eddie Lester is a personal trainer from Los Angeles and the Founder and CEO of Fitness Mentors. With over 10 years experience and 8 different certifications and specializations, as well as multiple years teaching training at a vocational college, Lester loves sharing his knowledge of practical training experience as well as how to study for PT exams. Lester is the author of Business and Sales: The Guide to Success as a Personal Trainer.

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