Develop an Online Personal Training Business
Is Personal Training Right for Me?
Welcome to Step 1 of Starting a Personal Training Business! This is the first step on a journey to develop an online personal training business. You have no doubt heard about the rapid growth in the industry and that personal trainers have the highest level of job satisfaction of any career. What an amazing combination! Its a great time to develop an online personal training business.
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In this step we will determine if you are best suited to:
- train clients online
- work as a personal trainer in a health club or gym, or
- launch your independent personal training business
And no matter what you choose, I will take you through the steps to making it happen!
Is Personal Training Right for Me?
Before you develop an online personal
training business or launch any new career, it
is important to take a hard look at yourself
and your future career.
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I a people person?
- Am I a leader or do I prefer to follow?
- Am I a morning or night person?
- Am I comfortable speaking in front of a
group of people?
- Am I a go-getter?
Starting a personal training business requires
key attributes for success.
|Some trainers will disagree with me on this, but to develop an online personal training business you need to be a people person. If somebody could find a way to bottle and sell charisma they would make a fortune. Because charisma, the ability to charm and influence other people, will separates the truly successful trainers from the rest of the pack.
If interacting with people comes easy to you, then great! But if that doesn't sound like you, don't give up yet. You can still succeed, you will just have to "work" to develop your people skills.
Can you Handle the hours?
Even if you are the King of Charisma, you need to realize that a lot of personal training happens before 8am. In fact, meeting clients at 5:30 in the morning is common. After all, your clients have a busy schedule and need to be at work. So if you are a night owl, you may want to seriously evaluate whether the hours will work for you.
And if the mornings don't kill you, the evenings will. The second rush comes at 5pm when your clients get off work and head to the gym. As a personal trainer
you will miss many family dinners.
How Motivated Am I?
Before you consider starting a personal training business that is supposed to motivate other people, you better make sure that you can motivate yourself. The personal training part is often the easiest part. To successfully develop an online personal training business takes enormous amount of work in areas like bookkeeping, legal and marketing.
If that doesn't sound like you, don't worry, you just might be better suited to working as a personal trainer in somebody else's gym or health club, rather than develop an online personal training business yourself. We'll explore this choice next when we discuss personal trainer consultant or health club employee?
Take an Online Assessment Test
If you are still unsure if a career as a personal trainer is right for you, it may be wise to try one of the online career assessment tests that are available on the Internet. They don't cost much but may end up saving you thousands of dollars and the misery of being stuck in a career that you don't like.
Step 1 Index
Start with the first page and follow the links to navigate through our guide.
Work as an Employee or Independent?
How Much Money Can I Make?
Personal Trainer Salary Survey
Personal Trainer Salary Survey Results
Industry and Job Outlook
How Much Will it Cost Me?
Training Niche Opportunities
The Best Part of Being a Personal Trainer
The Worst Part of Being a Personal Trainer
Free Personal Trainer Starter Kit
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