This is the first chapter in my book, Make Money As A Personal Trainer. It’s a step-by-step guide on how to become a personal trainer and find your first clients.
I first met Clare Nielsen when she joined an online workshop I was running for new authors. I was immediately struck by her energy and drive. At that time, Clare was writing her first book, Moving More: Your Path to a Stronger, Healthier, Happier You. Clare wanted to share her passion for health and fitness with a wider audience. And what better way to do that than by writing a book?
Not long after the workshop, Clare contacted me to tell me she’d published her first title. I purchased her book and spent the next couple of hours captivated by her story. I was fascinated by how similar our journeys were. Even though Clare and I are in different industries—I’m an author and Clare is a personal trainer—we’re both committed to helping people live better lives. We’re doing work we love. And we have flexible careers that fit around our roles as mothers.
I reached out to Clare to find out more about her life and career as a personal trainer. I wanted to learn why she did what she did. What obstacles had she faced, and where did she hope to go next? Out of that conversation, we formed the idea for this book.
The collaboration was a perfect fit. I write about ways to make money from home doing what you love. Clare is an expert in the personal training industry and can teach others how to achieve the lifestyle she has. Together we could help thousands of people, like you, start and grow a personal training business.
Why Become A Personal Trainer?
As I researched this book, I reached out to personal trainers in my local area. I discovered a world of motivated people doing work they love and on their own terms. These people are driven to share their passion for fitness and health with others. They help their clients transform their bodies and lives. And they get paid to do it.
Another benefit to starting a personal training business is the flexibility it offers. You can work from home, at a gym, or even outdoors at the local park. You can set your hours and decide who you want to work with. You can help individuals or hold group classes. You can offer add-on services such as nutritional advice, massage, or individualized training plans.
The potential for growth is unlimited. Some of the most successful trainers offer physical products, online fitness programs, and more. When you reach this level, you can share your knowledge with a massive audience and help hundreds, or even thousands, of people.
Your Personal Training Journey
Of course, you may not be interested in building an online empire. (Though, you never know what the future may hold for you.) You may want to start a local business that fits around your lifestyle. If this is the case, then this book is for you.
In this book, Clare shares the exact steps to start your personal training business and find your first five clients. She teaches you how to pick a niche, market your business, and navigate the legal and administrative details. She also shares how she successfully built a profitable business, working just 25 hours a week—a business doing what she loves that allows her to enjoy time with her daughters.
Now it’s your turn. If you dream about becoming a personal trainer, working where and when you want, then turn to chapter one. It’s time to start your dream business. I hope you find the answers you’re looking for inside this book. And wherever your path leads, I wish you all the best on your road to success.
To learn exactly how to become a personal trainer, click below and check out Make Money As A Personal Trainer. Our book shows you how to set up your business, find your first clients, and build a life doing what you love.