Many people think that becoming a personal trainer is difficult, because you need to deal with clients face to face and cater to their many difficult demands. The idea of also meeting your clients in locations that are convenient to them (such as their homes and offices) can also discourage a lot of people from becoming a personal trainer. The good news is almost every business model can be taken to the internet these days, which means you can also work from home as a personal trainer. Yes, you read that right. You don’t have to personally go to the location of your clients because you can train them online.
Steps to Becoming an Online Personal Trainer
If you’re not yet a professional personal trainer, the first thing you should do is to get certified as a personal trainer. There are a number of institutions offering programs related to health, diet, and fitness education. Getting your certification is important because it gives you the necessary skills that you need to become a credible and successful personal trainer. It also makes it easier for your clients to trust your services, especially because everything will be done online.
You then have to come up with a good business name and register it so that you will be working legally. You should also register for taxes. Then you should work with a web developer who can make an interactive and dynamic website for you. This is important because your interface is online, and this is how you’ll attract and retain clients. Build a professional website and than advertise your services through social media as well as traditional advertising channels. As soon as you get your first few clients, you can then begin the exciting part and work from home as a personal trainer.
Finding Fulfillment in Your Work
It’s always fulfilling to be a personal trainer, especially when you see the progress of your clients. You know that you’re the one who helped them in their journey. Working from home gives flexibility not only to your schedule but to your clients as well. For the client, this means that he or she doesn’t have to think about gym hours, because the workout can be done at his or her convenience, with whatever equipment is available.
It’s a bit different from face to face training only because there’s no physical contact, which means you can’t physically check your client’s form and prevent injury. You need to exert extra effort in really motivating your clients because you can’t be there beside them.
You may also have to give your clients a weekly schedule as well as motivate them to keep going either by talking on the phone, Skype, or even through email. Don’t forget to also give your clients some breathing space and also give them the chance to learn how to push themselves to their limits.
Working from home as a personal trainer gives you not just monetary gains but also fulfillment in your job. By showing professionalism, commitment and proficiency in your job, finding and retaining clients will never be a problem.