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Becoming a professional fitness trainer


BlueRose
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So I'm looking into NASM since I get a discount from my P90X certification AND they have a payment plan. Recommendations from others on this?

 

I badly want the certification but am wondering on best steps on how to "break into the field", so to speak. I've been an independent fitness coach, I love helping others and it's my dream to eventually do this full time. Any trainers want to comment on how they got their professional skills developed, especially those who wanted to work at gyms at least part time?

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If you have a track record it would be easier to get work in a gym. You could get a track record by volunteering your services with some group - a church group, the local police or fire brigade, a youth group. You could provide fitness classes at a retirement home for the more mobile residents. You will then have references to show prospective employers and will have experience of working with a wide range of people and abilities.

 

You will probably need third-party liability insurance even as a volunteer.

 

Good luck!

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