Hi. I am trying to change career fields. I originally went to college for chemistry and have a full time job in the chemistry field. But I also have a fitness training background and have started with my own business where I combine small group fitness and martial arts training together. It is through this that I’ve found where my true passion lies. I would like to get out of the chemistry field and work in fitness full time. I would like to get a personal trainer job to replace my chemist job. But my question is, with my own group fitness business, how do I approach applying for a personal trainer job in a gym when I have my own business? How do I address concerns that I may try to lure customers into leaving their gym and coming to my facility? That is not my intention of course.
Hello Nikki Jones,
Congratulations; it sounds like you are doing very well.
You will be applying as an independent contractor, then, if I understand you correctly. Just be upfront and honest, telling the managers what you are telling us. The gym owner may have you sign papers to make sure you keep your word, too.
You might even be able to work out something special with the gym who hires you; complementing each other’s services.
Good luck to you; please let us know how you make out.