So we find ourselves halfway through the spring practical course programme.... Just how fast has 2018 passed already ?!!?
We’ve encountered some very unspanish - Spanish weather so far this year. We had to deal with our fair share of rain on both the February practical course in Dénia and in March in Estepona.
However we’re pleased to report that we were still able to get outdoors and put the students’ through their paces with bootcamp instructor and outdoor personal training sessions, in albeit, rather blustery conditions!
For some peculiar reason, the first course was predominantly female and then the following course nearly all male!... weird!
One of the biggest fears and doubts that potential students have when I speak to them on the telephone before they sign up for a course, is whether they will “make it” as a personal trainer once they graduate.
Maybe this is what you are thinking right now?
You’ve read the motivational quotes… “If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life” and this idea sounds great. You really want to follow your passion and do something that you love, but what it really comes down to is, “Can I make a career out of training people for money, will clients really pay to train with ME?”
Well, as I said before, I’ve had this conversation with countless students over the years. It is true, many personal trainers do fall by the wayside and never reach their potential within the industry - they maybe didn’t get the results they’d hoped for with their clients, or maybe they struggled to find enough clients...there are many reasons for this, but usually it’s because they chose a certification that cut corners, that only offered the minimum in terms of providing an assessment which didn’t prepare them for the role of a personal trainer once they had their certificate in hand.