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Step 1:
Is Personal Training
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Step 2:
Get Certified
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Step 3:
Get the Job
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Step 4:
Launch Your Business
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Step 5:
Train Smarter



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Here is the complete layout of our guide for starting a personal training business. We will be adding three more advanced steps in the coming months.

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Step 1 - Is Personal Training Right for Me?

    Is Personal Training Right for Me?
    Work as an Employee or Independent?
    How Much Money Can I Make?
       Personal Trainer Salary Forecast for 2014
       Personal Trainer Salary Survey Results
    Industry and Job Outlook
    How Much Will it Cost Me?
    Personal Trainer Niche Markets
       Fitness Boxing
    The Best Part of Being a Personal Trainer
    The Worst Part of Being a Personal Trainer
    Personal Trainer Starter Kit


Step 2 - Get Certified

    The Importance of Getting Certified
    Avoid the Rip-Off Artists
    Personal Training Degrees
    The Myths around NCCA Accreditation

    

Personal Trainer School Index by State (in progress):
AZ - CA - CO - CT - FL - GA - IL - KS - MA - MI - MN - MO - NC - NJ - NM - NY - OH - OR - PA - TX - UT - VA - WA - Canada



              Complete List of Personal Trainer Certification Schools


    Reviews of Certification Programs
        ACE Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
                            ACE Certification Exam Tips
        ACTION Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
        AFAA Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
        ACSM Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               ACSM Certification Exam Tips
        NSCA Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               NSCA Vital Statistics
               NSCA Certification Exam Tips
        NASM Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               NASM Certification Exam Tips
        NPTI Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               NPTI Vital Statistics
        NCSF Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               NCSF Exam and Vital Statistics
        NESTA Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
        ISSA Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               ISSA Vital Statistics
        CanFitPro Personal Trainer Certification Review and Insider Tips
               CanFitPro Vital Statistics
        NFPT Certification Review and Insider Tips
        IFPA Certification Review and Insider Tips
        Cooper Certification Review and Insider Tips
    become a personal trainer     NATA Athletic Trainer Certification Review

    Online Certification Programs
        Online Personal Training Certification Courses
        Is Online Certification Right for You?

    Certification Program Comparison Tables
        Full Certification Comparison Table
        NCCA Accredited Programs only
        Non-NCCA Accredited only
        Online Certification Programs only

    Reader Recommendations


    Free Personal Training Practice Certification Exam
        Client Assessment
        Exercise Technique
        Client Program Design
        Nutrition
        Miscellaneous
        Practical Analysis
        Answer Page



    Take our Certification Exam Prep Course
        Cert Exam Prep Course
        Take a Sample Personal Training Test



    Certification Study Groups
    Combining Multiple Certifications
    Personal Trainer Certification Exam Materials
    National Personal Trainer Certification
    Free Personal Trainer Certification



Step 3 - Get the Job

The Employee Track

        Find Personal Training Jobs
        Writing your Resume
        Sample Personal Trainer Resume Template
       

        Personal Training Job Board

        What's it Like working for...
              24 Hour Fitness
              Bally Total Fitness
              Gold's Gym

        Job Interview Questions

Get Ready to Run

   
Shadowing a Personal Trainer

    Personal Trainer Support Group

    Exercise Video Guide - AFAA Workout Index
        Leg Curl
        Back Squat
        Unilateral Reverse Fly
        Chest Fly
        Supinated Wrist Curl
        Lat Pulldown
        Side Lunge
        Reverse Fly

    Exercise Video Guide - Indoor Full Body Workout Index
        Russian Squats
        Ab Crunches
        Back Extensions
        Bicep Curls
        Front Raise
        Barbell Row
        Tricep Extension
        Posterior Flies

    Exercise Video Guide - Outdoor Workout Index
        Outdoor Warm Up
        One-Legged Squat
        Lunge
        Calf Raise
        Dips
        Elastic Training

Step 4 - Launch Your Business

    Starting Your Own Business

    Business Start Up Checklist


    The Business Track

        Writing a Business Plan
        Developing Your Budget
        Logo Design and Business Cards
        Attracting New Clients
        Marketing and Promotions
        Liability Insurance
        Insurance Buying Tips
        Legal Issues
        Business Software
        Personal Trainer Web Sites
        Personal Training Franchises
       


    Working With Clients

  
     Handling the Initial Inquiry Call
        The Introductory Consultation
       
        Personal Training Forms
            Agreement Form and Policies
            Medical Questionnaire
            Liability Waiver
            Client Performance Tracking
            Workout History
            Activity Log

        Should You Date Your Clients?
        Tips for Keeping Happy Clients
        Personal Trainer Support Group
        Rip Offs v. Real Income Opportunities

Step 5 - Train Smarter

       Grow Your Business Using Technology
       Screenshots
       Video Tour
       Complete Training System FAQ

 



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