Hello All, My name is Sri Murthy, originally from India and moved to Canada to pursue a career in fitness/personal training.I graduated with a diploma related to fitness and got certified (CPT).
Over the last two years I have been facing a lot of challenges in trying to land a job as PT,even after graduating with a diploma and a up to date certificate.
I have been on constant lookout for opportunities, attended interviews that did not materialize. To be honest I haven’t applied to some of the local big box gyms that did not feel right for me. Another challenge has been that PT is purely on commission only structure and I am concerned with sustaining myself financially as it takes time to develop cliente. Is my understanding about this correct? Some questions I’d like to know that answers for are:
1) Will the gyms/fitness centres provide me with clients initially?
2) How do I create financial stability in the long run?
3) How profitable is this in the long run (Yes, I know, it depends on how much I put in to it, but
could I develop this into a big business?)
Any thoughts, suggestions and insights will be appreciated.
Thanks for the help..Sri
Hello Sri Murthy,
I worked another job while doing personal training on the side. You may need to start in a gym you do not prefer just to get things started. You will always be able to move forward later if you work hard.
Do your best at all times and the rest should fall into place. It is hard, time consuming work to start your own business.
Maybe you could post your job request on this IDEA site in the Answers section for other trainers to help get the word out for you. Also, check back in case someone is looking for a good trainer like you, with education.
The www.SCORE.org instructors (retired entrepreneurs who offer free business seminars) tell us that we remain as small or large as we choose. Good luck to you.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.