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
congratulations on your certification! I am NASM certified myself and know that you had to study pretty hard to pass.
Getting started is not easy, and it will take a while to get a business going. Since you describe yourself as inexperienced in training, having an association at a gym is usually a great way to get exposure to potential clients. At the same time, you really do not yet have to make any investments and will be able to get your feet wet in somebody else’s water. It will also give you an opportunity to decide which population is drawn to you as a trainer, so you can begin to hone your skills towards that.
I would definitely caution against opening a studio until you have more experience and more people know about you. I saw in your previous answer that you are used to run a business so I do not need to tell you that bills have a way of continuing to come whether your income does so or not.
Training people in home is another way to start but for that you will at least have to have a business registered, and you will also need professional liability insurance.
I wish you success and happiness in your new endeavor.