“Master trainer” is a designation given to fitness professionals who educate their peers. Master trainers may lead a day-long workshop on how to use a specific piece of equipment; teach a multi-day certification program; or teach conference sessions on how to apply the latest research to clients’ exercise programs.

It takes a lot of practice and hard work to develop the effective communication skills required to help fitness professionals learn how to design safe, effective and engaging workouts. Before you can teach others as a master trainer, you must have extensive knowledge in a specific subject area.

One benefit of becoming a master trainer is that it can help you establish immediate credibility with clients and participants. This episode of the Empowered Entrepreneur podcast features conversations with three different master trainers and fitness studio owners to gain insights into why they became educators, the process of becoming a master trainer, and how being a fitness industry educator complements business.

Michael Piercy

Michael Piercy is the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year and a Master Trainer for TRX and Matrix, in addition to owning The Lab, a studio in Northern New Jersey.

Rick Richey

Rick Richey and Aaron Drogoszewski are both master trainers for NASM, as well as co-owners of ReCOVER, the first fitness studio in New York City that focuses on recovery strategies. Aaron and Rick are also co-hosts of the Omnia Fitness podcast.

Aaron Drogoszewski

This episode of the Empowered Entrepreneur can help you determine whether or not it’s worth investing the time and effort into becoming a master trainer. Could this be the next step in your fitness career?

Pete McCall, MS

Pete McCall, MS, is the host of the All About Fitness podcast, and the author of Smarter Workouts: The Science of Exercise Made Simple as well as several articles and textbook chapters about exercise physiology. Pete holds a master’s degree in exercise science and has been educating fitness professionals since 2002. Currently, Pete lives in Carlsbad, California, where he is a consultant for Core Health & Fitness, Terra Core Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness and the American Council on Exercise, and a coach for the Coastal Dragons rugby club.

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