A little bit on me; I have a strong athletic background, have passed my CPT and am currently working towards a Health Coach certification but now find myself in the what-the-hell-do-I-do-now point of the process. I’m ready to leave my job so I can immerse myself in the fitness world but am wondering the best path to take.
I understand its going to be slow to start building clients so am thinking about either looking at multiple gyms or doing front desk or something…it’s exciting but nerve wracking too! I know there’s not one way to get started and would love all of your experiences from those who’ve been at this long enough to own their own practice to those who have been training 2 months…Thanks for any to-dos or not-to-dos!
I definitely understand your dilemma. My advice depends on what your financial obligations are currently and how strong the “itch” to get on with getting practical experience is.
I personally continued to work my corporate “desk job” and started training clients before and after work. I eventually did stints at large gyms, but the environment was not for me, and I didn’t feel like I was learning enough.
If your goal is to learn a lot about running your own business, you might consider becoming a trainer or assistant at a smaller/boutique gym, where you’ll get a chance to see the BUSINESS side of training as well…