Update 8/29/20. Business cards are one of the first things many personal trainers have made for them, especially if they are self-employed. Some gyms may even have business cards for their fitness staff as well. But, what do you put on those cards? Can you call yourself anything? Is there anything you shouldn’t put on […]
Certified Trainer But Never Trained Anyone: What To Do
Update 3/10/20. You are a new personal trainer but you have no first-hand experience training anyone. You know the book stuff but not the hands-on stuff you need to design a safe exercise program. Since many certifications occur online these days I think a lot of people have this question. I’m not only an exercise […]
Finding a Personal Training Mentor
Update 4/9/21. For those just starting out as a personal trainer―or those who are not yet certified but desire guidance on their journey to be a trainer ―a question I’ve been asked on more than one occasion is: “How do I find a mentor?” Those who usually ask this question are fitness entrepreneurs at heart, […]
Should Personal Trainers Recommend Supplements?
Update 5/12/20. Good nutrition and personal training go hand-in-hand, but what about supplements? Should personal trainers recommend supplements to their clients? I know many do this, but I advise caution. To illustrate my reason for saying this, I would like to tell you about the most notorious personal trainer/supplement incident of all time. This is […]
Is Anna Kournikova a Certified Personal Trainer?
Anna Kournikova is a personal trainer? That was news to me when I heard that Anna Kournikova was hired to be one of the personal trainers on the Biggest Loser. Most people know Anna Kournikova as a tennis player, but is she a certified personal trainer? I looked into this just in case you too […]
Am I Too Old To Be A Personal Trainer?
Update 7/12/19. Am I too old to be a personal trainer? That was the question asked by someone at a fitness website I like to frequent. It’s a good question and one I’ve heard before from others who decide to get into the business, later, after they have already worked in another field and decide […]
Personal Trainer Resume Tips
Ok you’re a certified personal trainer. Now what? How do you get a job? Even before that, how do you present yourself to your future employers in a way that helps you get ahead of all the other personal trainers? One of the easiest ways to jump ahead of the pack is to have a […]
The Best Personal Training License
Update 7/25/19. I see a lot of people online asking “what’s the best personal training license” and almost as many fitness experts blogging about “the best personal training license” too. Most of these people don’t know what the heck they are talking about! Let me try to add my 2 cents to this question and […]
Personal Training Legal Issues
If you are a personal trainer -or want to be a personal trainer -This will be one of the most important educational reviews you will ever read. What are the legal issues a personal trainer needs to think about? Whether you’re a newly minted personal trainer just getting their feet wet in the industry or […]