I just got NCSF certified and am trying to figure out where to go from here. I have a fair amount of personal experience (extremely physically active and in sports since early childhood, been doing personal training as a client for a little more than a year, been instructing some people on techniques in Judo and archery) but I don’t yet have much confidence as my ability as a trainer. I’m afraid that I’ll get a client and won’t know how to help them; what they need or what exercises to do with them.
I understand the only way to have experience is to jump in and get experience but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions/ advice on how to do that, a good course of action from here, advice in general, etc..
Hello Daniela Miro Quesada,
Congratulations and welcome to personal training.
Fill out your FitnessConnect profile completely; it helps. IDEA has many great resources to keep you informed.
You could work with other trainers as an apprentice: try looking at gyms, schools, local Y, senior center, etc. You may also find opportunities by looking in advertisements where fitness classes are offered; but, you will ask to sit in and help instead of being the student, per se.
I hope this helps you and enjoy the process. Give yourself time to get going and look for the special niche you may like to employ.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.