Top-5 tips for a fitness trainer. Of course, you can generate, come up with and offer a great variety of tips, however, our task today is to choose exactly those that relate to earnings. That is, below we will look at five of the most important and always relevant tips for earning money, which are based on five problems that every fitness trainer faced, sooner or later. Well, since the topic of earnings always remains relevant, this material will be especially interesting for those trainers who don’t waste the time, don’t complain about problems, but try to find a solution to them and earn more money. It is in this format that this article is written: the problem and its solution, which is advice and guidance for action.
Top-5 tips for a fitness trainer
TIP. This article is a logical continuation of a series of articles on the earnings of a fitness trainer: “Why do people visit a fitness club”, “How does a fitness trainer earn”, “Which way does a fitness trainer earn” and “How much does a fitness trainer earn”. For a deeper understanding of the material, I recommend that you also familiarize yourself with them. Now let’s get down to our today’s topic.
- Problem/solution #1. You can practice on your own for many years and achieve good results in this hobby, but it is unlikely that someone will pay you just for how cool you pumped up or lost weight, exactly until your knowledge and skills are directed for the benefit of others. As soon as you convert your hobby into a product and pack it into a branded cover, such as the unique 3-month pumping program “Titan’s muscles” or the 30-day weight loss program “Lose the fat right off the bat”, you will be showered with offers from one side of those who are torn apart by the desire to pump their muscles, on the other from those who often stuck in the doorway. Problem: you have experience, knowledge, and skills, but you don’t make money on it yet. Solution: Create a unique offer based on your expertise, pack it nicely and sell.
- Problem/solution #2. Remember once and forever that the main limitation to earnings is the size and quality of the demand market, that is, your target audience. It sounds a little simpler like this. Market size is how many people in your area use such services or are interested in purchasing them. The quality of the market is their purchasing power, that is, how many of those who are interested can actually pay for it. Problem: Keep in mind that if you don’t find enough customers who are willing and able to buy your services, your chances of earning will be incredibly small. Solution: be agile and offer what people need. If your clients want to use machines and you are a Pilates trainer, they will not come to you. Take gym trainer courses and start making money.
- Problem/solution #3. Often, potential trainers ask themselves a question, supposedly there are many already working trainers, with a lot of experience, knowledge, and an already accumulated client base, why should I also go there in this profession. It’s all about competition. So, I hasten to change your point of view and inform you that competition is rather good than bad. If there are two, three, or four other trainers in the club besides you, keep in mind that clients are constantly evaluating their qualifications according to many parameters, and often in one club they move from one trainer to another. This is absolutely normal practice. Problem: You are afraid of earning nothing because of the presence of more experienced colleagues. Solution: engage in self-development, study, learn, take courses, improve your qualifications and you will always be with clients and, as a result, with money.
- Problem/solution #4. It is often possible to observe such a case when people go to the profession of a fitness trainer “out of nothing to do”, out of despair to get a job somewhere else, from the imposed stereotypes that the work of a trainer is no more difficult than a porter in an entrance or a security guard at a factory, etc. Here you need to immediately clearly understand the following – that if you are not burning with the desire or idea to help others to become better and healthier, but plan to stick around during the duty shifts carelessly, you will not be able to make money. Problem: you sit still on duty shifts, conduct one or two training per shift, and complain that being a trainer does not bring money. Solution: if you work as a trainer in a village where only two people train, then it may be worth changing your place of work and residence. Otherwise, either someone is lazy, or he needs to change his profession.
- Problem/solution #5. Slightly more rare are such cases when a trainer is a real fan of a healthy lifestyle and works on pure enthusiasm, that is, his desire to help people is so great that he is ready to help everyone literally free of charge. Problem: you work hard for the whole shift, but for some reason, there is no money at all. Solution: reconsider your attitude to work. Time is money. By helping others, you are spending your time on them, and if they don’t pay you for it, then it turns out that you have neither the time nor the money. Any work should be paid, which means that if you are an expert in something and people who turn to you for advice admit it – don’t do it for free. Set a price for your services and give paid lessons or consultations. Convert time into money.
In this article, we reviewed the top 5 tips for a fitness trainer to increase his earnings. These tips are universal and are suitable for both novice trainers and more experienced ones. As you may have noticed, they don’t require any significant financial costs, but depend only on your personal desire and initiative. Learn, develop, take courses, improve your qualifications and you will not be afraid of competition from other trainers. In turn, when clients see your skill level and the fact that it is higher than others, they will willingly train with you, which means you can earn more.
Felix Palmer – author of the blog crusfit.com