The Life Of A Personal Trainer
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Successful Personal Trainers earn much more than employed Gym Trainers, but also have a lot more stress managing their appointments, finding new clients and running from one appointment to the next.
Someone who is successful as a Personal Trainer will definitely be home late very often and also get up early very often.
It can be very tiring at times working with various clients in different locations, but the job satisfaction is often higher simply because the client sees better results consulting a Personal Trainer that can cater much better to the needs of this person than an employed Gym Trainer who has not so much time on his hands for all of his clients. And let’s be honest…
The money is better too
But once again, let’s have a closer look at the life of a Personal Trainer…
Personal Trainer Job Description:
Personal Trainers are usually outgoing and motivating, simply put: People persons. A Personal Trainer must not only motivate his clients but should also be able to motivate himself to constantly work on client relationships, continuity and retaining his clients. Time management and business skills are definitely a plus for everyone who wants to go this route. Personal Trainers who want to work independently may find marketing and business classes helpful…
Personal Trainer Salary:
There is no set amount, or typical amount that a Personal Trainer earns. The salary depends only on how many clients a Personal Trainer is able to handle, the fee per session and the continuity of his typical client relationship. It is safe to say that a Personal Trainer has basically unlimited earning potential (Depending on the above mentioned factors).
Personal Trainer Typical Work Hours:
This again, is a tough question to give a general answer to. Working hours depend on how many clients a Personal Trainer has and how many sessions these clients book. Mostly someone who is successful as a Personal Trainer will work at least 12 hours per day (This is not pure working hours but includes time to drive from one appointment to the next etc).
Personal Trainer Career Advancements:
Experienced Personal Trainers with the necessary business skills can advance to Gym Owners or Online Personal Trainers.
Advantages Of Personal Trainers:
- Unlimited earning potential
- Can choose own session rates
- Controls own schedule
- Great tax benefits
- Free to specialize in niches of own choosing
- Can select clients
Downsides Of Personal Trainers:
- Financial risk is high due to uncertainty of income
- Business cost much higher (liability insurance, equipment cost, accounting, legal cost)
- No benefits (has to pay for his own)
- Long working hours / days
Being a Personal Trainer certainly has it’s risks, but also the necessary rewards. To become successful as a Personal Trainer one has to invest quite a fair amount of time and also money. You should be an expert in developing exercise programs for clients and doing the necessary training evaluation. This is the reason why you should spend at least some time as employee to be able to fully develop these needed skills. Once you have satisfied clients and know how to keep them happy it would be a good time to advance.
Please continue with the next page: The Life Of An Online Personal Trainer