I am NASM certified. I am thinking of starting an In home business. What are your thoughts of starting with out prior personal training experience. Do you think I should do the gym trainer route first? I have been a professional horse trainer for 20+ years, so working with people at their goals is comfortable for me. I can not however say, I have helped x people achieve their weight loss or body muscle goals.
Thanks in advance
Please forgive my ignorance. As a personal trainer, do you train just the horses, the people who ride them, or both together? I’m just thinking, maybe you already have a potential client base if you are working with horse riders / horse owners. You’re an expert on the strength, endurance and balance aspects that are required for your sport. Generally speaking, horses are an expensive sport, so your horse training clients may be in an income level where they can afford to train with you.
Personally, I do small-group personal training at a large gym where I get client leads and a small private gym where I have to create my own leads. It’s easier to get clients at the gym where I’m fed leads, but I get paid more at the smaller facility for an actual class session. But when you factor in the time I spend generating my own leads, I think it might work out to getting paid a little less. But I love both jobs, they’re far enough apart that neither is competing with the other, and neither is exclusive. So it works well for me.