Hi, I’m a new trainer I’m 23 years old and I look young. What can I do to find people who will take me seriously and respect my knowledge to some degree? I don’t know what kind of client likes to work with a young trainer. I would like to help those with lower or middle class incomes. Please share any ideas for a new trainer to find who they can help the most, Thank you.
Hi Andrew. The first thing to do to appear competent as a young trainer is to openly admit that you haven’t all the answers. Show a willingness to research topics that you aren’t proficient in and always ask for the opinions of seasoned professionals in that field. Before long your education will blossom and your competency will speak for itself through your work. Untill then, a competent trainer is willing to do the research. If you want to help lower to middle class persons then “GREAT” and don’t let anyone deter you from your passion. It is a great place to get a grip on the business and exposure to the public. No, they can’t pay as much so you are going to want to get creative (group training and such) but building a reputation as a successful go to trainer takes time. Good luck.