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!
Wow, I can’t believe its been a year!
I quit my job last May and began working with a small company that partnered with high rises for one-on-one training to get my feet wet and see how the business side of things worked.
During that time I met up with a few area trainers to pick their brain and make more connections. In September I launched my own independent training and site (www.sjkfitness.com) and have 8 clients of my own!
It really does just take time to feel comfortable but so far I’m really enjoying it and have gotten my Health Coaching cert (ACE) and last week completed my RRCA run coaching cert!
Thanks for asking, I love this site and use it often, even going to the conference this week 🙂