If you are “umming” and “aaahing” about a career change, you are not alone…
Are you wondering about whether you are ready to become a personal trainer…?
Worry it wont work out…?
Think you are not the right “type of person” to become a personal trainer…?
You are not alone in thinking this… but you are also not right in thinking this.
What do I mean?
The biggest worries that an aspiring fitpro faces before deciding to take the plunge as a PT, is their fear that they dont have what it takes. The worry that they wont be able to fit training around their busy life, or the worry that they have to be young, fit, single and super athletic in order to be a PT.
But in reality, who does fit that description…?
We are in the classroom today, back with 15 epic personal trainers…
And not one of them is the “perfect PT stereotype”, all of them have busy lives, all of them have jobs and families to juggle.
All of them have an old injury, a sneaky health condition or limit to their fitness.
All of them have asked….
Do I have what it takes to become a Personal Trainer?
Our answer YES YES YES!
These guys are back…. they are fuelled!
So, let’s meet them….
Half of this group are balancing kids, family and a full time job alongside training to become a personal trainer.
For most of these guys their dream is to have a career that they can fit around their family. A career that will allow them to see their kids and have the freedom over their own diaries.
Yes, it might take a little more prep work, to make sure your time is managed and the kids are sorted…
But, they have all made it happen. They all have eyes on the end point.
The 15 days in the classroom to train to become a personal trainer is the corner stone to your PT success. It’s the moment you can switch off from the pressures at work, at home and time juggling. It is the moment you can become a personal trainer, grow, learn and develop.
Another thing we hear a lot…
Learners that dread the idea of going back to school, dread meeting 14 new people, dread having to make the info stick in their mind and hate the thought of being outside their comfort zone.
But here’s the thing…
All of the other learners are in the same place. The weekends are as much about supporting your fellow Personal Trainers as it is learning your own journey.
These guys and girls seriously support one another, and i’ll go as far as to say, each group gets better at it.
Here you can see them pushing each other hard on a day of Tabata’s and Forced Repetitions (Above). I love the intensity of their focus. This intensity cant possibly come from “going through the motions”. These guys really do care about the outcome, they care about each other, and I know they will care about their clients too.
You see, there really isn’t anything to worry about “fitting in” or “dreading learning” when looking to become a personal trainer.
Your not alone, and the others that are with you are there because they wanna help people… just like you do.
That means one thing.
That means in thinking you are NOT the “Perfect PT”; you have just confirmed how actually you really are the perfect person to become a personal trainer.
You care for others, you want to be the best you can be, you want time with your family in the long-run and your willing to work for it.
If this is you then hop on the 21 day fitness career challenge >> HERE[This challenge is for you if you have a few worries, are a bit worried about making it work as a Personal Trainer and a bit concerned you don’t have what it takes. ]
We have two more awesome days in the classroom this weekend.
So, I’ll keep you posted on their journey.
Until Next Time
Hayley “Not The Perfect PT” Bergman
P.S. Here’s that link again for the 21 day challenge – It’s Free, and will really help answer your questions about whether you are ready to become a Personal Trainer