Personal training has long been an established profession.
That said, its relatively recent boom has brought some fly-by-night bad actors into the industry.
While personal trainers do not necessarily need a license or qualifications, many of the high paying and stable positions available prefer to hire a licensed professional. These eligibility requirements are primarily designed to maintain an organization’s reputation and credibility, especially given the lack of regulations enforced by authorities.
Regardless of the relatively low barriers to entry on the startup side of personal training, this is not necessarily a particularly easy field to succeed in. Although good personal trainers are in high demand, the clientele seeking out personal trainers can be discerning.
The key to success as a personal trainer lies in the balance between accreditation and skills.
Not only do you need to be in good shape, but you also need to understand the science of helping others achieve their fitness goals and the best ways to get them there while avoiding injury.
Most personal training clients have two primary concerns: