Brand new trainer with ACE cert. Going to start part time at small gym contracting, and in home sessions.
Is a male Pilates instructor a turnoff for clients? Kettlebells seem like an effective and inexpensive way to train in home clients. For me first CEC, which one is better? I could possibly learn both by the time my CECs are needed. Which should I do first?
I would think about doing both. Kettlebells were the first ceu’s i took, but what you would learn from pilates as far as bracing the core muscles will carry over when it comes time to teach clients KB’s. There is a lot of crossover.
If you had a client with poor core strength, you would want to start them with that before progressing them to a more dynamic exercise like a swing.
It would be great to have both, but you want to focus on several criteria, including but not limited to the following:
Which technique could you still implement while training clients without having a a specific certification?
Which one would set you apart compared to other trainers/instructors in the area?
Which technique is more desired or needed where you train?
What are you most interested in?
What would bring you the most amount of additional clientele and or revenue?
Wow, thanks. That was a great answer with a lot of good points. I think I would
Have to be a student of any group exercise and study it for a while before I’d feel comfortable teaching it.
A workshop would be a great foundation and a springboard for further learning.
I think I have a much better idea what I’ll do now. Thanks!