Successful Personal Trainer Profile
Research shows that the average personal trainer only lasts about 4 years in the industry.
Why, you might ask, would someone choose to pursue a career in personal training?
I can safely say that it’s rarely about the money. In taking a look at our team at Body By Choice, there’s definitely a trend. Every member of our staff 1) Values personal health and fitness 2) Enjoys serving others 3) Has a desire to lead people in becoming a better version of themselves 4) Gets great satisfaction out of seeing people succeed and overcome their personal obstacles. Our ultimate “why” is knowing that we are helping to change people’s lives.
What sets certain trainers apart so that they have longevity in the industry?
Along with the strong desire to serve others they have to value education. Nothing keeps me more motivated and invigorated than learning – it feeds my passion. I think this is why I have gravitated towards working with the older generation. In youth you “learn” and in age you “understand.” We are fortunate to have a client base that I have been able to learn from over the years and it has had a significant impact on my own personal growth and development.
What is a personal trainer’s biggest challenge?
Analyzing and unlocking a client’s psychological profile. I often wonder why it takes people so long to come to the realization that health is of great wealth, physically and mentally. Is it fear? Have they had a significant life event preventing them from moving forward? Is it stubbornness or laziness? For some people, maybe it’s accountability and knowing that they will be held to a higher standard. For others it could come from a bad experience with a former trainer. Each person has their own demons, addictions and/or struggles to overcome. Change is hard. So when it comes to taking the leap, choosing to overcome and lead a healthier lifestyle, we don’t want to make excuses and stay “stuck” because it feels safer.
How does a trainer become one of those select few that make it in the industry?
They invest their time, energy, education and tools into individuals that truly want to make a change.
Does Body By Choice offer internships?
- Yes, please visit our internship registration page.