I understand that once we get an opportunity to talk to a potential client we can put their mind at ease about the way a Trainer customizes a workout, but what about the average gym goer who may have some misconceptions about training on a one-on-one basis. Do potential clients talk themselves out of Training before we get that open discussion. What if potential clients feel they have to already be at a certain level of fitness before working with a trainer?
Do potential clients fear Trainers? Do they feel that the workout will be too difficult? How do we dispell the myth that Personal Trainers aren’t in the business of hurting people, Boot Camp style with all clients.
As with any and all professions, there are those that embody success and dedication just as there are those that convey laziness and incompetence.
The success of the trainer will largely be attributed to confidence; not to be mistaken for arrogance. A confident trainer will be so through effective preparation in attaining quality knowledge, staying abreast on all new topics (especially being in an industry that changes daily), while having a lot of opportunity to work with people and actually care about them, their interests, their goals, and their overall livelihood.
A great personal trainer will be able to sell themselves to the watchful eye of new gym patrons by the way they conduct themselves and their business within their gym setting, the parking lot, and throughout the community.