Do you have aspirations of becoming a personal trainer? Well I am here to let you know that it can be done. In fact there are many people out there making a decent income through training people. As our society realizes that exercising is critical to our health and that we must be engaging in some sort of physical activity, then people who occupy jobs as personal trainers will start to become largely important and a good profession to venture into. I will give you tips on how to become a personal trainer. Read on and good luck!
Step 1: First of all, you may have experience in lifting weights and you may have the best body in the gym. This will definitely help you with training people but it doesn't do you good enough to just say you lift weights at someone's gym in their backyard or that you lifted weights when you played football in high school. What I am getting to is that you need to get some kind of qualifications. This lets people know that you are serious about training people and that you have taken some sort of test that certifies that you at least are certified to train for the state or area that you may be in. It is best to complete your degree in college or to get certified through a program as these will make you most marketable to people.
Step 2: Next you want to market yourself to people and advertise what you do. The best way to do this is by actually going to gyms and giving people your information and credentials along with your contact information. Let them know what you do, how much you are going to charge and your goals. You may want to ask your family and friends about the prospects of your becoming their personal trainer. They will more than likely support your ambitions. I would also suggest you create a website that offers your services as well as a flyer and business cards and just blast them out. Give them to as many people as you can without going overboard and soliciting and spamming people.
Step 3: Make yourself even more marketable by gaining even more certification. Maybe you would like to get certified to instruct Kung Fu Fitness, or to train athletes, or to train people at an apartment complex gymnasium. The possibilities are endless. It is ultimately up to what you would like to get certified in and how far you would like to take it.
Step 4: Lastly, you want to make it your goal to find a place to train people at. You may intitially start off training people at the gym you workout at or another gym but ultimately you want to have your own facility to train people at. This may be a few years down the road from where you are now but if you work hard and put in the effort to attain the financing and clients to open your own facility then you can reap the rewards in the future.
In conclusion, use these tips to help you on your quest to training people. It won't be easy but it is definitely achievable. Work hard and good luck!