Earn your stripes
I love the fitness industry. However, it does also frustrate me from time to time. It seems that every week there are new coaches in the industry that claim to be experts but haven’t actually worked with anyone. There is plenty of business in the industry for everyone and I welcome anyone who wants to make it their career but do it with the right ethics. I believe people need to earn their stripes before they can start charging people. Work with people for free, shadow some top PTs, continue to read and educate and get some work done in a gym. I don’t quite know how someone could train someone online when they haven’t really worked with people face to face. I asked a selection of PTs what they found most frustrating in the industry and it was that people rock up on Instagram and get loads of followers and clients without any qualifications or working with anyone previous. These PTs are working in the trenches day to day living and breathing the industry so I can understand and related with their concerns. I was a PT for 3 years before going online and have been doing this for over 2 years now. However, I have done the hard graft. Tidied away dumbbells in the gym, shadowed other PTs, tried and failed bootcamps, endured the 4.45 am wake ups and learnt something from everyone I have worked with. If you want a career in the industry that’s fantastic but do it right and with the right ethics while be humble throughout.
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