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