Start a Personal Training BusinessIt is Global Entrepreneurship Week!  So here are our two pennies worth on how to start a Personal Training business.  Starting your own business can be a daunting prospect but one of excitement. Having the

passion, drive and ambition to succeed is just the start of building any business.  So here at Activfirst we have put forward 5 important points to consider when starting up your own Personal Training business:

Start a Personal Training Business 101

Have a Plan

Owning and running your own business needs discipline and control. At the start you may need to miss that Saturday night out or be working 14-hour days but once you have established yourself as a quality trainer. Your reputation and professionalism will speak for itself.  Avoid burn out by planning how many hours a week you will work and making sure you have some down time.  Your personal health is as important as your clients!

Create and Maintain a Client Base

Be honest and open with your clients and make sure they have all the information they need to succeed. Whether it be a plan to improve strength, general fitness, build confidence or lose weight, your client needs to know what they are doing and why they are doing it. Give your clients your full attention (put that mobile phone on silent) and have a policy to respond to enquiries within 24hours.

Establish a Brand; be your Own Advertisement

Don’t be afraid to sell yourself.  Wearing smart branded Personal Training clothing and carrying business cards are easy, inexpensive ways of advertising yourself.  Self-image is important so make sure you are taking care of yourself and remain presentable when out in public and working with clients.  Remain professional on social media sites and form a business page away from your personal life.  Start a Personal Training Business

Invest in Yourself

If you want to start a Personal Training business and be successful…you MUST remain knowledgeable in your field.

Keeping up to date and reading around the ever-changing fitness craze and the latest diet is important to creating success in your business. Knowing what works for different clients will enable you to tailor a plan that is appropriate to their needs and help to clear up any misfed information from the media and uncreditable publications.


Your training doesn’t end with your certification. Make sure you continue to attend classes, seminars and events. Learning from others is great and let’s be honest, your human, you can’t know everything all the time! The more exposure you have the more likely you are to meet like minded people and potential clients.

A recent success story here at Activfirst:

Alannah Kemp – Former Level 3 Personal Training Apprentice

Here’s what she had to say:

Doing my Level 3 Personal Training qualification with Activfirst was amazing. I’ve been working in the fitness industry for 7 years and I still felt as though I learned so much from the course. My tutor, Niki was so supportive and really helped me with her first-hand knowledge. I always looked forward to our meetings. The framework of the course was incredibly comprehensive and even though it was a challenge, I left feeling as though I was ready to take on clients straight away. I now run my own travelling Personal Training and online coaching business, and have already had happy clients showing great results with their goals. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to get into the industry.“

For more information about Alannah’s PT business check out her Facebook page.

For any information on Personal Training or Level 2 Fitness Instructing please contact Activfirst.

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