What Fitness Professionals Need: Education and Protection

Eric C. Stevens
Martial Arts, Sport Psychology, Boxing

Do you think your doctor has medical insurance? The question is almost laughable. But ask a personal trainer, exercise instructor, or fitness coach the same question and you may be surprised by the answer.


While times are booming for the fitness industry, when it comes to the actual fitness workers on the front lines, they have not necessarily shared in the success. Annual income growth, comprehensive benefits, and job stability are hard to come by in an industry that ironically is charged with caring for the wellness of others.



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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.


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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.



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