Whilst there is never any substitute for hard work, i was recently inspired to put together a few of the key points that I humbley believe will help any aspiring Personal Trainers out there to make a great impact on the fitness industry. Being a trainer is one of the most rewarding and incredible jobs in the world, and with the continual growth in the awareness of the benefits of health and fitness, I also believe the more of us out there the merrier! There is room for everyone in this industry, we can ALL thrive..

1. Your learning is NEVER finished...

As a Personal Trainer you are going to come across a huge range of people. Even if you only ever train 10 people in your career, those people will have 10 COMPLETELY different sets of needs, goals, backgrounds and mindsets. My first and most valuable piece of advice to you is to attend as many classes, workshops, events and further learning courses as possible. As a trainer, knowledge is power and confidence. Your clients are investing in you as they believe that you have the skills to help them get to where they want to be. In order to keep your clients for the long term and get them the best results, you will need to keep challenging them and keeping it interesting. In my opinion and experience, the BEST way to do this is by continually seeking to learn yourself. I also LOVE being trained by and jumping into classes with other trainers. There is so much to learn! And it is so valuable to pick up tips and tricks from other trainers whom you respect. Never rest on what you know..

2. Get YOURSELF and your BRANDING together...

So you've just finished your PT course, you've never ACTUALLY trained anyone, and now your faced with the daunting task of finding clients. You obviously won't have any incredible before and after photos to show off to anyone, so these days the only way people are going to really learn more about you is from how you physically present or off your website, social media platforms or other marketing products i.e. flyers etc. 

In your course you will have been told the importance of being tidy and presentable to clients. I believe in this 100%. No matter how early a session is, I have ALWAYS ensured that I am dressed, groomed and prepared for my clients. This shows them that you respect them and certainly elevates the aesthetic professionalism of your business. If you are approaching people with flyers, ensure that you are looking the part as someone who people would WANT to turn to for advice on their health.