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.
Oh, I know, that is so tough. I went through the same thing when I was about 19-23 as well. One of the things that helped was that I was pursuing my degree at the same time in exercise science. Are you by chance going to school pursuing something in this field or related? If so, you can make it known that you are actively studying these concepts in a scientific and/or academic environment and you have all of those resources at your disposal. It might carry a little more weight and command respect for your knowledge rather than someone older looking at you like you’re just some kid who doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Chris Lutz-Master Trainer
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I hope by now you have answered your question. It doesn’t really matter which clients you might end up training as long as you stay informed, professional, disciplined, open minded and don’t be afraid. Know your stuff and no client will be an obstacle for you. Many young trainers make the mistake that they are better than everyone else, only to see them exiting the industry after a relatively short period of time.