I received my personal trainer certification through ACE a couple of months ago. I’ve been seeking employment but have found little in the way of openings. I was wondering if additional certifications in areas that interest me would be worthwhile. I was looking into Crossfit and Combine360. Does anyone have any input on those or other suggestions?
Congrats and welcome to the fitness world. I would say to not worry about other certs just yet but do continue education. Gain a great understanding of what you just obtained and master that before continuing. Having a lot of certs in the end is just wasting more money when you can just focus on being a master in a couple of areas. Hope this helps.
Continuing education is essential. I would look into what is currently in demand in your area. This would include visiting potential places where you could work and asking them what types of instructors they are looking for and what certifications would be required.
As far as employment opportunities, I would recommend making your own opportunities happen for you. Let all of you friends and family know that you are looking for clients. If you are working with a few clients, let them know you are looking as well.
It has been a while since you posted this. How are things going?
To anyone who has come across this question and looking for some suggestions. Working for yourself can be fantastic. I have lived and worked in Ohio, Florida, Colorado, And Hawaii as a fitness instructor. It has been awesome. But it was not always easy. And I pretty much had to supplement my income with a part time job in the beginning of every relocation so I wouldn’t have to drain my savings. But sticking with it has always paid off. Believe in yourself and become a student of fitness.