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The Health Maniacs

Why Personal Training Is the Perfect Side Hustle

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If you’re like most people, you’ve got goals: one is to make extra money and the other is to improve your physical fitness. Well, there’s an opportunity waiting for you that will not only help you to achieve these lofty goals, but that will set you on the path towards a lucrative and meaningful career.

Personal training!

By becoming a certified personal trainer, you can convert your passion and interest in health and fitness into a work opportunity that both pays the bills and keeps you in good shape. Plus, it’s actually easier to accomplish than it looks.

Perhaps you’ve been considering making the leap to personal training, but you’re not sure where to turn for resources and advice.

Here are all the reasons why you should consider a side hustle as a certified personal trainer.

1. Earn more money

As a self-employed certified personal trainer, you’re able to set your own rates for your services.

If you decide to train as an employee of a gym, you’ll have less flexibility in how much you get paid, and perhaps in your hours of availability, but you’ll gain valuable experience and also enjoy the benefits of being a part of a team.

If you work with high-end clients or offer specialized fitness programs as a self-employed trainer, your hourly rate will be higher and just one training session per week could be enough to supplement your income. If you find that you love it, and as you continue to gain experience, you can increase your earnings by taking on more clients or by offering group training sessions.

2. Flexible work schedule

With personal training, you have the freedom to set your own schedule and work as much or as little as you want. You can easily set your own work hours by scheduling personal training sessions around your calendar. This makes personal training an ideal side gig option for those who have a full-time job or other commitments.

3. Work with purpose

Most importantly, a career in personal training means you will do work that makes you feel fulfilled every day!

Personal training is one of the most rewarding and meaningful jobs out there. You will not only aid clients in achieving their goals by implementing personalized workout plans, but you will also help clients form positive relationships with exercise, build mental and physical strength and resilience, and develop healthy, self-supportive habits so that they can live long and happy lives-honestly, can it get any better than that?

4. Stay in great shape

Of course, you need to practice what you preach and stay on top of your own fitness. But, don’t worry, it will be easier than you think! Working in a gym environment will make exercise much more accessible and will help you to prioritize your own fitness. Consider it built-in motivation!

If you’re concerned about not being a certain size or body shape that fits into the conventional ‘fitness professional’ mold-don’t worry! The fitness industry is a very welcoming place with supportive and open-minded individuals. It is not necessary for you to have achieved all of your fitness goals, to have twenty-inch biceps and 5% body fat, or whatever other arbitrary marker you may consider essential to be taken seriously as a personal trainer.

You may never feel like you’ve ‘accomplished’ your ideal level of fitness-but that’s okay! Fitness is a journey, not a destination, and one that you never stop taking.

5. It’s easy to start

Compared to other self-directed business ventures, kicking off your side hustle as a personal trainer requires minimal investment. All you need is to complete your personal training certification, which can be done through training programs offered both in-person and online.

This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of one of the best gyms in Tampa FL, one-on-one training, small group classes and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training and body goals!

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