Being a Personal Trainer is both a blessing and a curse. Don’t get me wrong–I love my job. Every second of it. I love training clients, advising them, and pushing them to limits they didn’t know they had. It’s my favorite job thus far.
Buuuuuuut, there are some downs. If you want to become a Personal Trainer, please DO! I will fully support you for it! 🙂 There are some things I’d like to address, though, that will help you down the road that I did not learn from anyone else before I began my journey.
You’ll get sketchy clients
I’ve had clients where they would come most of the time, but other times, wouldn’t even bother to call and say they weren’t coming in. That was really disappointing to me, because my time was being wasted, waiting for a client that ended up never coming. You’ll find out that a lot of clients do have very good reasons why they weren’t able to come, but please, just let your trainer know when you can. I usually worry about clients if I know they’re really punctual, because you grow relationships with most clients.
Most gyms will have a late/no-show policy (thankfully mine does) that will help you out with this. For me, though, this was a hit in the gut. All I want to do is train people–heck, I get excited for them when they come to workout! But, if they’re not going to put in the effort, I can’t always help them. And that’s something that I had to learn–we can only be accountable of ourselves, and aim to help others as much as we can. Read More