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.
Nikki! Great job on setting up your own fitness programming! Being a full time trainer takes time! Building a clientele to provide full time income is also a challenge. The personal training business, group or one on one is a revolving door of folks coming and going with your services as a Trainer! Even if you choose to go to another gym to develop your clientele you will bring folks to your personal gym intended or not! Every gym owner knows that will happen! Be careful in signing a contract that prohibits your training in other places as this will conflict with your potential of growing your business in diverse places. I wish you well in developing a foundation for your PT growth!