Enroll in an NCCA-accredited program and Get Certified
Training and coaching are set to be some of the fastest-growing careers over the next 20 years. The health and fitness industry has grown a staggering 75% over the last decade alone. And over 30 universities have added coaching programs to their curricula, including Ivy League universities like Harvard and Yale.
The same way as you would only hire a lawyer who has passed the bar exam, or get your taxes done from a certified accountant, clients are looking for accreditations when choosing their personal fitness trainer.
Register Your Business
You will want to register your business name through your state government and state revenue agency, and also obtain a business license. You should purchase liability insurance. You can check out this NESTA recommended insurance.
Market Your Business and Build a Strong Base of Clients
When you are just getting started, people don’t know who you are and there isn’t a ready-made audience waiting for your services even though they may well be the best on the market. Trying to get clients might seem daunting by it doesn’t have to be.
There are many ways to market your services, but to start you’ll want to create an online presence with a website and social media channels. Start by signing up for an Instagram, Twitter and Facebook page.
Start Training Clients
The key to long term success as a personal fitness trainer is focusing on client retention. Make sure to consistently follow up with clients on how they are enjoying your training services, and most importantly, do what it takes to help your clients see results. Add value by offering them training solutions on days when you’re not training them one on one.
Adding online training to complement in-person training can be a great combination of personal training services for clients who want to work out on days you’re unable to train them in person.
At NESTA, we provide the quality education and support you need, so you can earn your training, coaching, or specialist certification with confidence.
Check out what it takes to start a career in personal fitness training. This is your most affordable and fastest way to become a highly qualified personal trainer.
NESTA coaching programs are open to anyone with a desire to learn and help others. There are no prerequisites.
That’s it for now.