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Supplement your Personal Trainer income

by Scott H
(Sycamore, IL - USA)

Making a living as a personal trainer can be tough. I skipped the working for the gym thing and opened my own studio in my garage. The client base has grown steadily at $35-50/hour (depends on how many sessions they purchase).

The best add on I found for my business though was nutritional products. I've used the products myself, and have my weight management clients use them as well. They see results right away, and the referral business is astounding from it. ***Editors note: Promotional link removed***

Bottom line...find things that help you stand out as a personal trainer, and that you can use to help your clients. There are lots of other ways (supplement affiliates added to your website, for example) to help your clients and help yourself. Think outside the box.

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Good for you
by: kimberly

Good for you I often thought of that

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unethical
by: Anonymous

peddling supplements isn't exactly my idea of doing a good as a personal trainer.

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WHOLESALE SUPPS
by: GEORGE

How do I buy suppliments wholesale to re-sell?

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resources
by: Anonymous

I would love to provide supps to clients but have no resources, where do I start?

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Supps
by: Anonymous

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No supplement is going to do anything for you if you are not eating properly. I see alot of trainers who sell overpriced junk like advocare, apex, etc...

Fix your DIET!!!

You want to stand out from other trainers?
Before and After PICS!!!!!! It's the best way to generate more income

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Selling supplements doesn't always make you a crappy trainer
by: Anonymous

Sure some gyms and trainers are going to sell over-priced supplements (the ones that are a complete rip, but have great marketing, therefore it's an "amazing product"). But this doesn't mean that if you sell supplements, you're in it to rip them off. If you order supplements, and sell them for a little higher, to supplement your income, I think that's a great idea. You're making it more convenient to your client, therefore it's justifiable to charge more. I'm planning on getting into personal training one day, and eventually own my own gym (that would be sweet), and if I sell supplements, I plan to only sell what I'd use, or consider a good product.

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Tell me more
by: A'ngela C.

This is wonderful information,I really want to sell supplements to supplement my income as a trainer and have a product that would be perfect but I have no idea where to start.Give us more advise on how to go about getting started !!

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ACE
by: Anonymous

You are must not be an ACE trainer, because if I recall correctly it boldly states that you should not recommend supplements to your clients. I wouldn't advise them to take anything more than omega 3 and a multi. Nutrition is the best supplement there is.

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Ace
by: Anonymous

I am responding to the post on being ace certified and how you would only recommend omega 3 and multi vitamins but never suplements,well aren't omega 3 amd vitamins supplements? I am confused an I'm sure your clients will be as well!!!

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REPLY TO SUPPLEMENT
by: Anonymous

A certified personal trainer with integrity knows better than to prescribe supplements other than a low dose multivitamin and omega threes. NCSF-CPT Please educate yourself on the dangers of falling victim to the silly commercialization of the supplement industry.

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BAD IDEA TO SELL
by: Anonymous

Ya, bad idea to sell products. It could come back to harm you in the long run. The best trainers are help design programs and hold clients accountable in following a good nutrition plan.

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