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The Pre-Requisites to Becoming a Personal Trainer Everyone Should Know

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Becoming a certified personal trainer offers easy access to different facilities and allows you to stay on track with your fitness goals. While the idea of becoming a personal trainer might sound simple, in order to succeed, you’ll need a strategic plan followed by consistent action. If you’re interested in personal training, here are some things to keep in mind:

 

1. Make Sure You Meet the Basic Requirements

To be eligible for the World Instructor Training Schools Personal Trainer Certification, candidates must be 18 years and older with a high school degree or GED. Candidates will need to complete a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification and an automated external defibrillator (AED) course to provide at the end of their national exams.

 

2. Conduct Online Research to Find a Suitable Program

If you’ve met the above requirements and are a fitness enthusiast, the next step is to choose the best certification program. Consider an NCCA accredited program as they are renowned as the industry leaders in health and fitness. W.I.T.S. Certified Personal Trainer is the only NCCA Accredited certification that tests in written and practical skills. Employers want trainers that are more than book smart. Performance is key to success!

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3. Get Your Study Material Ready

Once you’ve chosen the right program for you, it’s time to gear up and get the study materials. At World Instructor Training Schools, we offer HD quality recorded video lectures and recorded practical lab video demonstrations to help students learn hands-on skills. These programs will teach you to role-play and master all skills while also focusing on exercise analysis, program design, and more. Our in-person labs make a difference in your long term career choice.

 

4. Keep the Passion Alive

If there’s one thing fitness teaches us, is that if you love that feeling then sharing it with others will drive you to succeed too. If you want to become a certified personal trainer, you need to work your best each day. This career can help you change your and your client’s life for the better. You will need that constant drive and dedication for a healthy lifestyle.

 

Want to become a certified fitness instructor? We’ve got you covered! At World Instructor Training Schools, we take pride in offering a wide range of top-quality certifications and renewal courses. Our fitness trainer programs are recognized as a leading course in the area, and we go above and beyond to ensure that our students make the most of it. Check out some of our personal health trainer programs, personal fitness trainer certification, fitness instructor certification, exercise instructor certification, and more. You can also register for a FREE information webinar or the next certification session today!

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Successful Sales Strategies! Share Your Secrets!

Each year, W.I.T.S. conducts surveys with all of our alumni and in particular, students who have completed our Personal Trainer Certification. It’s great to find out how they are doing in their career and to see so many being successful. However, we started to notice that some were leaving the profession. When we investigated further, we found that some of the most dedicated fitness professionals had to leave the industry because they were unable to earn a living. More specifically, they were uncomfortable with “sales” and asking clients for money, contracts, and business.

So, for July, we are going to focus on Successful Sales Strategies. After reviewing our Introduction to Sales Fundamentals, Lead Generation and Prospecting Strategies, and Managing the Buying Cycle courses from our Sales Institute, I came up with key themes and tips that are essential to successful sales.

Strategy #1: Sales requires follow-up and follow through! One isolated conversation, phone call, or email is not going to get you clients. Regardless of whether a prospect shows interest in the first conversation, it is important to keep in touch, check-in, and stay on their radar. Who knows when they may change their mind? Perhaps you can help them do so!

Strategy #2: Ask the right questions and LISTEN to the answers! Too often we are so eager to tell prospective clients about ourselves and what we do, that we fail to find out about them and their needs! Ask questions—listen to the answers—and then show how you can help them achieve their goals.

Strategy #3: Show EMPATHY! When a prospect expresses interest in your services, they have some sort of need or concern and need your help. Lifestyle change and behavior change are difficult. Health issues can be challenging. The fitness club may be comfortable for you, but others may be intimidated, scared, or uncomfortable. Demonstrating empathy for your prospective client will help build a relationship and show that you genuinely care about them!

Sales are really about relationships and most of us pursued a career in fitness because we value relationships and genuinely want to help people! But, like anything else, there’s a right way and a wrong way to “sell.”

So, what successful sales strategies do you follow? Please share YOUR tips and ideas!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Amy

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