Author John Maxwell, in his book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, talks about the Law of the Ladder. As a fitness professional, I see how this law is very important in helping other fitness professionals grow their businesses. Many times, I see trainers err by concentrating on things like new equipment or new certifications rather than working on their own business skills.
Starting your personal fitness business may be both demanding and gratifying concurrently. Fitness markets at the moment are definitely large enough to generate fitness leads for everyone. However, you’re also likely to have handling a healthy quantity of competition to own your cake and eat it as well. It’s very important that remain structured and in touch with the modern fitness trends, whether it is a whole new exercise routine, forthcoming health supplements, or fad diets. You need to be on top of your game all the time. And, this all must be established and sorted out BEFORE your open your doors to the field of fitness clients.
I was listening to an audio seminar conducted by a personal trainer for personal trainers who wanted to make serious money from personal training. One of the points he mentioned was that a personal training business could be started for $1000 or less. That got me thinking. I have a degree in Business Administration and I have been doing a fair amount of research over the last five years about starting businesses and I was not sure if he was right.
Recent downturns in the financial markets and economy can make even the most confident personal trainers apprehensive about their businesses. If you are a personal trainer and are concerned about surviving (let alone thriving!) in a tough economy, take heart. There are several no-cost steps you can take to helping your business grow even during tough times. When times are perceived as being tough, the fear for personal trainers is that clients will cut back on the number of appointments they schedule or even cut out personal training services altogether. Trainers fear that their clients will see personal training as a “luxury” or “unnecessary” expense when compared to mandatory expenses like housing, food, electricity, gas, and medicines.
Personal trainers have the option of beginning their very own business and acquiring their very own customers by which to work. With this option, a personal trainer sets their very own time, sets their own initiative pay charges, and they select with whom they will work. The downside is they are additionally required to manage a business, together with applicable taxes, marketing as well as scheduling. Becoming a personal trainer is not that difficult.