I had a personal trainer and LOVED IT.. However, my trainer was one for competition, I wanted to compete! One thing, I had surgery so I was unable to do that .. I so wish you luck in your career because you are needed badly! To do that from home??? Heck yea!! Your clientele will grow into a huge success! Love that idea!
One thing about trainers that I have learned, they are to show you everything correctly, and the good trainers will teach, how to do different work outs with different equipment like kettle balls, dumbbells and within a year, you should not need them anymore..with you wishing to do things at home, you will be at advantage because you can show them these free fun exercises without gym costs! I wish someone offered that to us lolol
Just be careful of pressuring clients into any nutrition ideas and encourage good healthy real foods and no diet fads/pills or drinks, I tend to be very weary of those that press certain diets
I wish I could afford a personal trainer--I would love one!
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You are right...there is a call for "roving personal trainers" as I have a couple of friends who do this as their full time job. They have the essentials but say the major one is the professional bosu ball as it is the best thing for core.
I think you should go for it, incorporate yourself as a business and then you can write off the equipment you buy, part of your car, etc.
I will be testing for my personal trainer certification in about a month. So, I was thinking rather than working in a gym/for a gym, I'd continue to be my own selfemployeed self.
I have a lot of mom friends and clients who've complained about not being able to go to a gym because either they're stuck with the kids all day or their kids are too young for a kids club etc etc, and have known a lot of personal trainers who keep their clients dependent on them by not educating them.
I was thinking there's a need for a personal trainer who makes house calls, spends about an hour or so a week talking to the client, and by assessing what equipment they have access to, how much personal time they have, their goals, current level of fitness, etc,tailor a program they can do AT HOME. I'd train them in a certain exercise routine and schedule, explain the how and why, and in a week come back, check how they're doing, tweak their program as they progress or as new situations arise. If they have any questions about an exercise, program, etc, they can text or email whenever they need to.
My goal is my client to not need me anymore. Bodywork specialists are never at a loss of clients for long.