Lots of great advice here!
If you work at a gym, I’d suggest that your first priority be to try and train a wide variety of clients to find out what interests you the most. Sometimes it’s hard to know what you like best until you try a few things.
My next thought would be, once you know what you like best, plus what you’re good at, is to develop a mission statement. The field is so large that we can’t be all things to all clients. Narrowing your focus to the areas where you have both passion and talent may help you build your career faster.
These are all great reponses. Now you need to put them all together and into a form that you can pull up and read them over again regularly. Keep them in the forefront of your mind and check off things that you have gotten accomplished and keep after the ones that you still need to get done. Good luck and don’t stop learning.
Hi Armand. Let me also congratulate you on becoming certified! Once certified, there are so many things/details for you to consider that it’s difficult, if not impossible, to narrow it down to a “main priority.” That being said, I think that one of the first things you should begin to do (of course once you’ve set-up all of the necessary details necessary for you to begin training – e.g. liability insurance, bank account etc) is to get yourself ‘out there’ and let people know that you are a certified trainer and are ready to take on new clients. Certifications are great, but without clients, they are just a piece of paper 🙂
Get out there, introduce yourself, be willing to ask questions and listen closely to the answers.
Good luck and welcome!
congratulations on your certification.
Aside from all the excellent points of my colleagues, I suggest that you also look at the business side of personal training. You do not have a profile here, so I cannot see where you are on that. If you are not working for a gym, the things that some to mind is setting up a business and getting liability insurance. Most certifications include some business advice and will have some suggested forms that you can use as a start.
Your question has been posted on this forum a few times before. I would browse those as well as they contain great advice.