Personal Training Business 101: Skills Trainers Actually Need

Endurance Sports, Kettlebells, Strength and Conditioning

I always seem to write about things from an old timer’s perspective, or at least that’s how it feels. Maybe the years spent as a trainer are like dog years and each seems to stretch forever.


But when I look back at how I spent my time as a trainer, one of the things that stands out for me is that while I’ve always trained people, there were periods where it definitely wasn’t my sole source of income. These days it seems everyone who has just finished whatever personal training course they’ve done wants to go and open their own space. But maybe they’re better off coming at it from a different angle.



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A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.


You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.


Here on Coaches Only we update the content regularly, we go in lots of different directions, and we engage with experts in all walks of life so long as they help coaches and trainers in pursuit of a fulfilling career.


There are no simple answers to how to be a good pro. No one can sell your services for you. There is no silver bullet for success.



That’s why you should sign up, be present, and when the opportunity arises, also take the initiative to contribute to the conversation.


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