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.
Let me add my congrats. Now that you are certified, GET BUSY. Building your business is your big challenge now. Be confident and truthful in every approach that you make. Tell your potential clients what you can do for them, with regard to both fitness and healthful living. Then follow through, that’s the tough part. It takes your commitment and dedication.
Hello Armand Koulouzian,
Congratulations; now is the time to be confident and true to yourself; use your training at all times; never stop learning; be professional at all times, on and off the clock.
To help find your way, answer these questions:
Why hire me?
Why hire me now?
This helped me come up with my mission statement. No worries, the enjoyable part is finding your niche as you work with different clients, who will most likely inspire you daily.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I gather from your reply that you are currently working at a gym and are not planning to strike out on your own (yet).
Remember that every interaction you have with another person at the gym is also observed by others. Let’s say you give somebody an orientation as many new trainers do for new members. Checking your email or text messages may be seen by another person even if the person you are training is not aware of it. Members in clubs talk to one another A LOT.
It may also be a good idea to strike up a good relationship with group fitness instructors who are often trusted sources for gym members. and their recommendations carry a lot of weight. Take their classes if you can. I hate to say it but men are a rarity in a group fitness class, and it will score some brownie points.