I have been training and working out for about four years now. I have worked closely with a trainer who has trained me in the sport of boxing. I have motivated about six people to begin work out regimens and establish healthy eating habits. I love sharing information that I have with others and have now decided to make this a career. I am working towards getting my Wellness and Fitness Coach certification and want to obtain a Personal Trainer Certification this year. How can I generate revenue with new clients without having obtained my certification? Do I need to have one to have paying clients?
It’s great that that you are learning and are working toward your certification–and you have a passion to help others. Your credentials show that you have taken the time to work toward your career choice and complete the basic education needed. Although you have been trained in the practical area of boxing, that is only one area of training. Obtaining your certification will give you the foundation of exercise physiology, anatomy, exercise programming and more so you have a better idea on how to create a program for an individual. There is a lot that goes on “behind the scenes” when you train an individual with regard to health history and level of fitness.
While it may not be required to have your certification where you are to see clients, my suggestion is to wait and complete your training. You may find that since you already have a connection with some people where you box, that it may be a built in way for you to train once you have your certifications.
Good luck to you.