Thank you everyone for the great and timely responses.
This question was me planning for the future. I’m in the process of getting certified and was just wondering if there was anyone out there who had success being an in home trainer without having to work at gym first? The reason I ask is because my goal is to someday run my own successful independent training business. I was wondering if anyone had luck starting part time independently and slowly going to full time? I currently have a full-time job that I am usually off every day by 3 pm and they are flexible that if I wanted to take a full day or get off early to train someone I could. I was wondering if I could continue to work that so I can keep money coming in well trying to build my book of business independently. As I continue to get more clients I can go part time at my current job and then drop it once I’m successful enough.
A little background on myself is I have never worked at a gym but I have years of sales experience and customer interaction. I have designed lots of workout plans for family and friends and love to read and continuously learn about health and fitness. I have plenty of time to build a book of business on the side as I work my full time job. I really just want to know everyone’s thoughts and if they think it is possible.