Looking for a job as a personal trainer?

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New Year is definitely a time for change, whether that be a change of job or starting a new diet. I know a lot of personal trainers that are eagerly waiting for the start of the New Year because they feel that they will get very busy. The other side to this the personal trainers looking for jobs in the New Year. It is always a good time to start looking as gyms will be packing clients in in January with great offers and so on.

If you are a personal trainer and looking for a new job in January, there are some things I would definitely be careful of. The first thing is the promise of clients. If we follow trends in the fitness industry, how many people join the gym in January? Thousands I would imagine. This is where big gyms make a lot of money because even if that person doesn't go again after February, they make 12 months worth of income depending on the contract! This is a easy way to entice personal trainers in as well because of the lure of the January rush. It may get very quiet after this time so I would definitely plan ahead and consider your options.

The second point to consider is pay. Personal training can be quite a lucrative business is managed correctly so are you getting the best option by taking a job in personal training rather than becoming self employed? A lot of companies now support personal trainers in becoming self employed and this may be a good way of getting the best income possible. I would definitely do your homework here to make sure you are getting the best hourly rate and be careful about how much of a "cut" any company is taking. This could be a great option as it means that you can be your own boss quicker than you may have imagined in the past.

In my opinion from speaking with a lot of trainers in the last 12 months, the key to making the right choice is honesty. If you are looking for a new personal training job in January, I would certainly ask plenty of questions and do research before being sold on the basis of a ready made client base. I would also try and get the best income you can generate. Some companies will take 60-70% of your hourly rate so it is important to consider things like this before proceeding.

In conclusion, personal training is still as vibrant as ever so the opportunity exists to be successful whether you choose to go for a job or be self employed. My advice would be to make sure that you have all the facts you need before making any decisions on which way to go.

Hi I'm John Hill, Director of business development for Inspiring Fitness personal trainers. We pride ourselves on supporting personal trainers to succeed in business. We offer guaranteed client enquiries for the life of your business, unlimited support and growth and development opportunities. 

http://johnhill.inspiringfitness.co.uk

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