You know what your end goal looks like: a diary packed with PT sessions, a contact book full of satisfied clients, but you are at the beginning of your journey without a clue how to get to that point…
Here are some pointers to get you started!
1. Do your research
The internet is your oyster!
Put aside some time to look into training companies who have a solid reputation. Don’t look for a quick and cheap way into a personal training career. This is an important commitment, so invest your time and money wisely.
When researching, be mindful of the company’s ethos!
Will you be treated like an individual? Will you feel appreciated?
If you know anyone who has completed a PT course, don’t be afraid to speak to them. Ask questions and take notes. Don’t rush into making a decision.
Create a business plan
A mistake we often see new personal trainers make is that they run headfirst into their training without clarity or focus.
What do you want from your PT course?
Begin your journey as you mean to go on: with structure.
Planning in the early stages of your career will allow you to identify your strengths, weaknesses, and what particular niche you may want to focus on.
Speak to established personal trainers
Head down to your local gym and get talking to the PTs there. Find out how they began their journey. They might be able to offer you advice on how to kickstart your career.
Find your niche
This will help you stand out!
What area of personal training are you interested in?
It could be anything from: group classes, 1-2-1 sessions, strength and conditioning training, athletic training, amongst other areas.
Once you have established this, you can ensure you are choosing the correct PT course for you, one that is specific to your niche. You don’t want to commit to a course and later down the line realise it doesn’t focus on your desired area of expertise.
We hope you find the above tips useful.
Our team is here to offer more advice about your PT journey. Get in touch to learn more about our courses!