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So for those who want to become a personal fitness trainer, you might have many questions, especially if you are unfamiliar with personal training. How do iget started? DoIneed a certification? What certification should i get? There are plenty of other questions, those are just some. The careeras a personla trainer can be very fulfilling, as you get to help others and lead them on a journey, since they will be listening and doing everything you tell them to do. So knowing what you talk about is very important, and have a top notch certification will help back up what you say.

Ok, so first things first, are you in shape? Being a personal trainer has a lot to do with physical appearance as well as knowledge of the human body. I'm not saying that only good looking people that are in tremendous physical condition will be trainers. But would it help? Definetely! Just think about it. Who would you rather have training you, someone who has knowledge of training but is overweight, or someone who has the same knowledge but is in good shape? I'd rather go with the person that is in shape because it shows discipline, they care about their job and what other people think, and that they are going to be committed to being in shape. Physical appearance means a lot, so get in the gym and start working out.

Alright, so you have that part down, next thing you wan to do is get a personal trainercertification. A certification says that you are serious about this profession, and that you are willing to do more than the average person who thinks they know it all about fitness. It gives you more credibility. When I first started looking for a certification(because there are hundreds),I started calling the local gyms and asking what certifications they prefer their trainers have. That is an easy way to find out, just pick up the phone and call. In the end, it's up to you what certification you want, but stick to the ones that are accreditted, since most gyms will accept those, and maybe even pay for you to get other certs(certifications) if they see how you are progressing.

So you have your physical needs met, you got your personal trainer certification, the only thing left is to make your resume and apply at gyms. You want to create your resume that fits the position you are applying for, only add relevant information that will help you.

Maybe you don't want to work at a gym and pay overhead. Instead you want to create your own business. Well you can do that if you like. Just start promoting your services, making flyers, cards, and maybe even make a website. You should probably start with people you know, since they are more inclined to help you out, and then the process of referrals can start. Word of mouth is very important, and you need to treat each and every client with respect. If you behave unethically the word will get out, but if you behave in a proper professional maner, that will also get out.

There you have it, get in shape, obtain a certification, build your resume, and start marketing your services. Becoming a personal fitness trainer is fun and exciting, and will give you the opportunity to meet and help new people. Goodluck!


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