Tips for trainers & coaches starting out.
Be patient and stick to the plan. Don’t expect to get clients straight away it takes time. Don’t panic though they will come if you’re good or a passionate person.
• You don’t need to know everything to get results. To this day some of my best results were with clients when I first started personal training. Stick to the basics keep your clients motivated and the rest will come.
• Take advice from people who have been at it longer than you. Why make the same mistakes?
• Invest in educating yourself and always improving your knowledge. Just because something works doesn’t mean you can’t tweak it and improve it.
• Don’t sell yourself to cheap!! Giving away your services for McDonald’s prices devalues yourself. Like I said above you don’t need to know EVERYthing to provide a good service.( regular assessments, emails, text messages, motivating etc)
• Challenge your theories. Over the years I have changed my view on many things. I would disagree with things I said a few years ago and don’t mind admitting it. People challenged my views and I did my research, evolved, learnt and made improvements.
• Don’t be afraid to ask for help from other coaches and trainers. Anyone passionate in this industry will help you and won’t make you feel like a dick for asking. If they do then they’re probably not the person you should be asking for help and probably won’t be in business in a few years anyway.
Jay Farrant Strength & Conditioning
Sports Surgery Clinic & The ABS Gym Temple Bar