- Bodybuilding & Competition Exercise Programming
- Quick & Sustainable Fat Loss Formulas
- Posing and Postural Enhancement for Stage
- Personal Trainer Mentoring & Elite Coaching
“Don’t underestimate how much time and effort you will need to invest in yourself and your personal training business in the beginning.”
How long have you been a Qualified Personal Trainer for?14 years
Why did you become a Personal Trainer?
Initially I wanted a flexible job that I could travel with and work anywhere around the world
What has your career looked like since becoming a Qualified Personal Trainer?
Colourful. Many opportunities have come about as a result of being a personal trainer. I teach bikini competitors to walk in high heels, bodybuilders to pose in their undies, filmed TV Commercials, chatted on podcasts with other fitness professionals in the industry, organised seminars and workshops with Professional Athletes from the other side of the world just to name a few.
What do you love the most about your job?
The never ending variety.
What other qualifications have you obtained since becoming a Personal Trainer?
I love learning, I try and pick workshops, training camps and seminars that will be practically useful to me. Not many of these have provided me with a qualification but they have assisted me immensely in my career.
What does a ‘day in the life’ of your job look like?
When I first received my qualification it was the typical 6 day a week, Monday – Saturday, split shift scenario. I’d start my first client at 5am on the dot either outdoors or at the client’s house. I’d have a break and a nap during the day then work 3pm-8pm.
Now, I lecture aspiring PT’s in the mornings. Online Tutor Fitness students at lunch and PT 1-2 clients Face-to-face. The rest of my time is spent coordinating online clients from different states and countries and running short workshops and seminars.
What’s your advice or tip for someone thinking of joining the industry?
Don’t underestimate how much time and effort you will need to invest in yourself and your personal training business in the beginning.
Find your niche and be the best at it. Don’t sell yourself as a jack of all trades.
What is your biggest challenge as a personal trainer?
Managing my money and accounts. When times are good, they’re very good. Knowing how to save for a rainy day, literally, clients cancel on “rainy days” even if they are training under the roof of a big fully equipped gym.
Are you involved in anything else relating to the health and fitness industry/Personal Training?
I love creating and delivering workshops, training camps, mentoring sessions, seminars etc as mentioned above.
I love providing in house education to trainers at gyms.
I love filming educational video clips for social media.