How to become a successful personal trainer

In a saturated market, you need to stand out and make a name for yourself!

Being a successful personal trainer is as much about mentality as it is ability. There is a lot to learn when it comes to being a personal trainer and the more you practice and the more experience you have, the easier it is to learn your own style and technique.

Overcoming fatigue

Being a personal trainer is an extremely full on role, this can often lead to people becoming disinterested, unmotivated or getting "burnout". It's important to ensure that you are making the most of your spare time and allowing yourself the time to rest and relax. 

Getting into a routine will allow you to improve your stamina and will also allow you to become much more acquainted with the role. It's important to ensure that you don't over-do it and overbook yourself with clients every day. Start off slowly and find your own pace. 

If you want to become a personal trainer, then you will need to come to terms with the fact that you are not superman and that you should allow yourself the time to rest, just as you allow your clients to do the same. Look at switching up how you conduct your sessions to ensure that you don't feel as though your job is stale and repetitive. Remember, you are in control of how the session is conducted and in charge of your own career. 

Making sure your close is good enough

Pitching to clients can be one of the most daunting experiences when you first start out as a personal trainer. It's important to ensure that you practice and also allow yourself the time and opportunity to make a mistake. 

It's important to ensure that everything is in depth and comprehensive when you are closing your pitch. Be sure to conduct a 30 to 40-minute consultation with your potential client so that they are fully aware of what they are getting themselves into and how their career can potentially go.

Getting qualified

In order to get to where you need to be, you will need to first invest in your future. To become a personal trainer, you must first take courses in order to be qualified. The first course that you need to take is the Level 2 fitness instructor course, followed by your level 3, this course can also be combined together to do the personal training diploma.