Date: Monday January 20, 2020 at 8:20am
Working as a Personal Trainer is a great way to
combine your passion for fitness with a desire to help others.
Encouraging people to enjoy exercise and reach fitness goals, provides a real
sense of accomplishment. This is the best part of the job! However,
some days often involve working long hours with early starts and late finishes.
This is something that you will need to be prepared for.
Organisation is essential. Clients want a detailed
workout plan that’s specifically personalised to their physicality and goals.
It’s not always as straightforward as writing down a list of exercises and
making sure they are performed with the correct posture and technique. Exercises
often have to be tailored around specific injuries including:
health problems such as Diabetes
What Does a Busy Day Look Like?
6am-9am – This time slot accommodates the schedules of busier
clients. Early mornings are typically prime time for business people
keen to fit in that early morning workout that sets them up for the day.
This can take form in private one-to-one sessions or delivering a group
exercise session, such as spinning or circuit classes for example.
9am-11am – This time is typically spent carrying out new gym
programmes or free personal training taster sessions in an attempt to gain
11am–1pm – Time to make yourself present on the gym floor!
Interact with members and answer any questions posed. Members could
have questions about specific exercises for their chosen sport, an injury,
or general fitness queries. Some clients may want lunchtime
sessions. If not, you can grab the opportunity to eat lunch and
train for yourself – either a quick weights session or cardio workout.
1pm–5pm – Delivering one-to-one sessions to retired members, local
business people etc. You will need to find some time to plan
sessions for the upcoming days. Also messaging members to confirm
appointments or simply praising them for their efforts within a session
earlier in the day!
5pm-8pm – This is typically a busy time within a gym. You will
deliver one-to-one sessions and again group exercise classes which tend to
be busy in the evenings.
Although most days are different the busiest times are
before and after generic office hours. Regardless of the session type it
is essential to be enthusiastic and motivational. As a result people
enjoy their exercise, and are intrinsically motivated to reach their fitness