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!
This is all great advice and while I feel I’d like to go independent at some point, I fully intend to start at a gym (hopefully boutique with 1 to a few locations not a big box gym) and I actually had a phone interview this morning which is progressing to an in person interview BUT has a practical component where I will either do a one-on-one session or lead a small group of trainers in a class
needless to say I am very intimidated but he does know I haven’t had professional experience training or leading before.
I’m not sure the details (wants me to think on my feet) but I’m more concerned about if i need to take them through a physical assessment or just discuss past history and goals and design a session from that. Also if they throw injuries at me, like a knee injury I feel I should voice what we will not do like single leg squats but that it’s still important to work those muscles to make them stronger and do modified exercises like not as deep squats with no weights. I’m really excited but feel a little over my head!