Are you a new entry into the fitness industry, or do you mentor those who are? From IDEA Answers (www.idea
fit.com/answers) come these top tips from seasoned veterans on how to build the foundation for a successful and lasting career.

  • Emphasize the importance of learning and understanding the science of exercise. Specifically, how
    a healthy body responds to exercise.

    Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali
  • Realize that you are running a business, and make yourself knowledgeable in this area. I have seen
    too many trainers who wanted to follow their heart but ended up in a financial quagmire because they underestimated the importance of being a businessperson.

    Karin Singleton
  • Understand that it’s impossible to know everything, and so be kind to yourself. Allow yourself the luxury of admitting to yourself and a client that you don’t know something, but be ready and willing to find out. No one is an expert on everything.

    LaRue Cook
  • Embrace ethics, education and self-confidence in your quest to succeed.
    Michelle Gillis-Saltzman