Thanks to the pandemic, we’ve officially entered the age of self-employment and flexible working. With many of us making the switch to flexible working styles during recent lockdowns, it’s worth considering going the extra mile and starting your own personal training business. There’s so much to gain from carving out your own path in the personal training field, and it can open up a world of opportunity that you simply can’t access if you work for someone else. Here are some of the best benefits of starting your own personal training business:
Be your own boss
This one is self-explanatory, but it’s worth mentioning because it’s certainly a highlight. When you’re your own boss, you’re calling the shots and making the decisions. You get to choose who you work with, when you work, the niche you want to work within and how to deal with specific situations. There’s nothing more fulfilling than fuelling your own success and waking up each and every day to live your dream.
Make room for hobbies and learning
When you’re completely in charge of your own schedule, you can create the life you truly want to live. If you want to hustle hard from Monday to Wednesday so you can take the rest of the week off to learn some new techniques, you can. Not only does this benefit you in your personal life, but it also benefits your clients and your business overall. A happy and evolving personal trainer is a personal trainer worth keeping.
Make a real impact
For some, getting into personal training revolves around making an impact in people’s lives. And while every personal trainer makes a positive impact on their clients in one way or another, there’s truly no comparison to the impact you can make if you’re running your own business. Because you get to create the rules, only you can determine exactly how big of an impact you can have – and the sky’s the limit!
Carve out a niche
Sometimes you can have a passion that is a little out-of-the-box, and a little more niche than other focuses. Working for someone else means you’re likely not able to flesh out your passion or niche as well as you would like to. If you’re nodding your head, this is likely you! Want to help women over 70 get back in shape? Maybe you’re passionate about helping newly-paraplegic people realise their potential and get back up on their feet? When you have your own personal training business, you can carve out a niche that is your own.