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!
Don’t quite your job until you have a plan. You want to explore all of the viable personal trainer options in your area to be sure you can generate enough income for yourself. Also you want to evaluate the advancement opportunities at your present job to those of any possible personal trainer jobs you may land. Lastly, be sure you understand how you will be able to grow your clientele base once you land a personal trainer job.