A personal training business can be a great career if you love a healthy lifestyle, can be flexible and are a people person. The best personal trainers are certified and have gone through a training course or several training courses. Individuals will need to be suited to the career as it is not for everyone. The salary for a personal trainer is very advantageous at between $50,000 to $1000,00 a year, though this will depend on how hard you want to work.
You do need to love fitness to be personal trainers as the most successful trainers do not do personal training as a job but consider it a lifestyle. Many times individuals begin a personal training career because they want to help others and do not feel their current job is fulfilling.
As with any business you will need to do some marketing. You in essence are selling your services and need to convey why your personal training is unique or different form others your competitors. The majority of your services will be marketing in a small area though you can use the Internet to bring your personal training to many other potential clients through online consulting.
Personal training has become much more popular then simply going to the gym because it includes information on how to change your life to maintain your health once you have achieved your goal. This includes your diet, exercise and even your mental health. Gym memberships have actually been decreasing as personal training has become more popular.
Personal training actually has a fairly low overhead, as most personal trainers do not need to buy all of their own equipment. Most personal trainers will have a set of free weights and a blood pressure machine, otherwise, they will use the equipment at their client’s home or provided at a gym. Equipment can be quite pricey and not very portable so unless you have your own gym where you train buying equipment is not advised.
Many personal trainers have very flexible hours as many of their clients may schedule training before or after work. It is possible to do training only from 9 to 5 but this may restrict your business. Ultimately it is up to you the type of hours you work but the more you work the more money you make. Generally, personal trainers will work some hours between 5am and 8pm.
It is also possible to do personal training part time. This is an excellent option for those that want to subsidize their regular income. Perhaps you have children but do not want to give up work altogether. Personal training can be done around your kid’s schedule. In all likelihood your clients will also probably have kids so your schedule will align.