How to Make Money as a Personal Trainer

If you are into fitness and helping other than becoming a personal trainer can be a highly rewarding career. But, it is not enough to simply become a certified trainer there is a lot more to making money as a personal trainer than most realize. These are some of the top tips that you can implement to make money as a personal trainer.

How to Become a Personal Trainer

Before we start off in how you can make money the first thing you need to do is become certified. While there are a number of certification programs available, you want to make sure the program you choose is recognized for the ACE personal trainer certification. Once you have taken and pass the exam you can begin looking for a number of personal training jobs in various location. Most people think personal trainers tend to work one on one with private clients in their home or in a gym but personal trainers can also be found in specialty studios and medical fitness facilities.

How Can You Make Money as a Personal Trainer?

Now that you have gone through all the training and certification you want to know how you can start earning an income with this exciting new job that you love. When it comes to being a personal trainer there are a number of ways you can boost up your earnings.

Host some boot camp sessions at your local park which will give you no additional costs for renting a space or splitting your earnings with a gym. Host regular boot camps and charge a group session fee which can bring you in consistent money on a regular basis. With boot camps, you will want to make sure you get the payment prior to the session you can also have these boot camps at an indoor facility, but this can end up costing you more than you would make.

Providing you clients with in-home personal training is one of the best ways you can increase your earnings. Most personal trainers that work at a gym with offer their clients the option to have in home session and these trainers tend to make a significant amount more. Clients tend to pay a little more for this comfort and privacy than using a gym setting. You can also provide them with much more personalized plans and routines to help the achieve their fitness goals.

Combine workouts and meal plans that are customizable for you clients. No two people are going to get the same results from the same meal plan or workout routine so you want to provide you clients with the best options to help them reach their goals. If you want to make a little more with this option, consider also becoming a certified nutritionist. As a certified nutritionist, you can offer additional nutrition consultations to help them better create a personalized meal plan that will better work for them and this can bring in some extra money.

Becoming a personal trainer can be an incredibly rewarding career but sometimes you will have to think outside the gym to make more money.



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