I have spent over 12 years working as a fitness trainer and remain one of only a handful of advanced, level 4 qualified personal trainers in Manchester. My experience spans gym training, home and park-based routines and many group training sessions. Here I present my own blog for those interested in following health and fitness news. Many friends and colleagues think that working as a Personal Trainer must be very glamrous and full of celebrities. In fact for most of my career I have never trained any celebrities. I prefer working with regular people who work in regular jobs – just everyday clients who could be a teacher, fireman or office worker. I believe that anyone can make great improvements to their health and fitness by simply following a healthier lifestyle with regular exercise.
My days are quite different but most require an early start to the day. For those wanting to become personal trainers you should be prepared for your alarm waking you up at 5.00am! I actually don’t mind as the early starts mean that I can get up train a client and come home for breakfast for 7.00am. I usually train customers in the local gym as there is plenty of equipment available which means I can really offer a varied training session.
My subsequent clients are often home-based which involves traveling to them. This is great because it gives me a change of scenary and sessions are more private so you tend to get to know the clients better in their own surroundings. In the afternoons and evenings I have sessions that are mainly outdoors and in the park. I particularly enjoy the variety that can be achieved with group training and many of my sessions are based upon bootcamp style classes.
Over the next few weeks I intend on providing a blog of my days and also information that other trainers may find useful about how I run my business and manage my time and my clients.