If you are looking to take a job as a fitness trainer there are a few basic points that you should understand before beginning your new career. Although it is not itself difficult to earn a personal trainer certificate and begin working in a gym, becoming successful in this field is not easy.
These 4 tips will help you achieve success in any of the gym jobs!
Always Be Professional:
As a personal trainer or fitness instructor you will work in a friendlier capacity with your customers (trainees) than in other lines of work, but it is important that you understand how to maintain professionalism.
A few key tips to remember here is always show-up early to your appointments, treat your clients and those around you with respect, and never think you have learned enough current information.
Become a Master Motivator:
Everyone has their own personal strategy on how to motivate clients, but you need to keep in mind that the best strategy is the one that works for that specific client. For a good example, check out From Obese to Beast.
You may feel more comfortable being a hardened trainer who doesn’t allow any slack from their clients, but this may not work for everyone you are training.
Stick to your principles, but don’t be afraid to adapt to the situation. Motivating your clients to work hard and stick to a training and diet regiment is half the battle!
Keep Your Clients Safe from Injury:
The easiest way to lose clients and to lose your job is to have them perform exercises or workouts which are too difficult for them, causing an unnecessary injury.
Don’t be afraid to push the intensity of your workouts, because otherwise your clients may stop coming to you due to a lack of results. However, make sure that you learn the limits of each of your trainees, and only push them to this capacity each workout!
Nobody Cares How Much You Know, Until They Know How Much You Care:
The title of this tip pretty much sums up what it’s all about!
You might be the most knowledgeable trainer in the world, but if your clients don’t feel as if you actually care about their improvements and their life; they won’t continue to come to you for training sessions.
Do your best to express your personal concern and well wishes for their life, before you get to “sciency” with them!
Working in a gym as a personal trainer is an excellent job, and a type of job which is rewarding in more than just one way.
Do your best to not only learn about your profession, but also to learn about the people you are going to be training and working with. Use these tips and secure your spot as one of the best personal trainers out there!