Becoming a personal trainer has been more and more popular in recent years. Just take a look around you, there are probably several gyms located near your home, and they are usually filled with personal trainers and wannabe personal trainers.
Here are different things that you should think about if you are interested in becoming a personal trainer.
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Are you interested in helping others?
If you are not a people person, then I think it would be somewhat hard to become a personal trainer. You should have a passion to help others reach their fitness goals.
All of the successful personal trainers that I know love helping others, and they love talking about all things fitness 24/7.
Are you fit yourself?
If you are a personal trainer, then you should probably be fit, or working hard towards being fit. Your clients will want someone who knows what they are talking about, and if you are extremely out of shape, then why should they listen to you anyways? Yes, that may sound mean, but that is the truth, right?
There are many different types of certifications out there. There are some companies that are pure scams and just want money out of you, whereas others are great certifications to have. I definitely recommend that you do a lot of research before you pick a company and a certification.
Getting certified is great for many reasons. It will look good when you are applying at potential places to work at, and you can actually LEARN things. Fitness may seem like an easy subject for some, but it really is not. There are many things to learn, and there are correct ways to work out and incorrect ways to work out.
You will also learn about different work outs for people with different goals. For example, if someone is looking to lose weight, you don’t do the same thing as you would with a person who is trying to gain weight.
Watch your reputation.
Your reputation is very important if you become a personal trainer. You should always try to keep a positive attitude, want to help people, and provide great customer service.
Networking is also very important. Many personal trainers are on social media websites like Facebook and Instagram, and those two social media websites can really help you launch and grow your career. Many potential clients can find you easily on websites like those.
Is personal training for you? Why or why not?