Want to be successful as a personal trainer. Here are some tips!
Skills needed to be successful:
- Walk your talk. Be in great shape.
- Patient with clients.
- Ability to initiate and build rapport.
- Good communication skills about how you are going to get your client(s) to his/her goal.
- Clear Plan about how you are going to successfully train your client.
- Sales experience.
Nationally accredited certifications such as: NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine)
Nothing replaces life experience with clients and internships. Bachelors of Science from a 4 year institution is helpful but not required. It is most important to understand how the body works as a whole and have a good working knowledge of anatomy.