Being a physical trainer and owning a personal training company is not as simple as many people believe. Don’t get me wrong: exercise training can be very satisfying and even profitable; nevertheless, there are a few key factors to consider before beginning a fitness company. Read more Advantage Personal Training
After more than 25 years in the personal training sector, I’m sorry to say there are six aspects I despise about it.
- A general shortage of expertise in the sector.
Let’s face it: there’s a lot of amateur hour in the personal training sector. Many coaches falsely claim to be professionals because they are anything but. Have a look at how certain personal trainers wear. Muscle head apparel is an example. Do you agree that this isn’t really professional?
This lack of integrity lowers the industry’s perceived reputation, lowering not only respect from the health-care community and the general public, but also the fee we will charge. Because of our lack of professionalism, people don’t take us seriously.
- Certain personal trainers are just involved in earning profits.
This irritates me greatly. You must represent customers if you wish to be competitive in the fitness industry. Serving people entails really thinking for their well-being rather than just collecting their income. Trainers who are both rep counters and sweet-talking salespeople are not helping to move our business forward.
- Customers that are fickle and unreliable.
Do you have clients who frequently postpone appointments and don’t put in the work needed to produce meaningful results? I’m sure you do! Isn’t that irritating? You may choose whether or not to collaborate with them. It’s fine to let go of your D and F customers. You know the ones: you put your whole heart and soul into it, then you don’t get anything in exchange. Invest the time and resources into personal fitness customers who are willing to make the requisite changes.
Clients who postpone regularly, adjust their plans on a weekly basis, arrive late frequently, and do not bring forth effort should be shot!
- Customers that aren’t considerate with the time.
I’m sure you’ve worked with customers who want to take advantage of you. They tend to demand the favour all the time when you owe them some time. They don’t give a damn about you, your time, or your fitness training business. When you give them an inch, they take a mile without thinking. You don’t need clients like this in your personal training business.
- One-on-one instruction – exchanging time for resources.
You’re looking for problems if the wellness promotion strategy calls for solely one-on-one exercise. The majority of exercise practitioners exchange their time for income. That is essentially what one-on-one instruction is.
- Clients who do not pay on time.
Have you ever seen a customer that was late to pay or didn’t pay at all? If this occurs, the wellness market is no longer exciting. Are you in possession of a personal fitness company or a collection agency? Any fitness professionals are spending their time receiving fees rather than teaching customers. This is a terrible plan!