They say the only way to never work a day in your life is by turning your passion into a career.
If you love all things fitness, this is an unsaturated business niche you can explore profitably in Australia.
Aside from getting to do what you love all day long for a full work week, there are several other reasons why this is an attractive business choice.
Here are six reasons why a personal training (PT) business should top your list.
1. It’s highly rewarding
As a personal trainer, you will be central to helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.
To do this, you will work directly with clients to draw up a nutrition and workout program to help them realize the results they are looking for within reasonable timelines.
Some of the end goals will be to lose weight, to get more muscle tone and to look and feel better. Clients will also hire you to act as an accountability partner to help them stick to their workout plans.
Either way, it’s quite rewarding to watch clients achieve their goals and to see your hand in the entire process.
2. It’s a growing industry
Australia has among the highest obesity rates in the world.
The government, through the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, estimates that the disease burden resulting from physical inactivity can be lessened by 26%. This is achievable from 30 minutes of exercise 5 days a week.
These figures have fueled government campaigns to increase awareness and get people moving. As a result, the fitness industry has rapidly grown and is touted to remain so for the few coming years.
As a trainer, this means you are likely to have a significant amount of business coming your way.
3. You can be your own boss
If you dream of working for yourself, personal training is a business that allows you to do just that. You can be a self-employed PT, establish a franchise, or even run a PT outfit with several people in your employ.
Once you get certified, you can start planning on going solo by learning the ropes and marketing yourself to get a substantial client base before venturing out on your own.
While some people thrive in the long hours of the corporate world, that lifestyle is not for everyone.
For some, a lifestyle that allows them to work, and leave enough time to enjoy other life passions, spend time with family and so on, is more appealing.
If you fall in the latter category, PT is one of the businesses that can accord you the flexibility you need.
As a PT, you schedule your clients at different times of day when it is most convenient for both parties. This means you get to pick and choose when to schedule clients and when to leave your schedule open for other non-work activities.
5. Limitless earnings
Personal trainers in Australia earn well and have unlimited earning potential if they decide to go solo.
While a salary remains constant, a PT who chooses to work for themselves do not have a threshold. The more people they bring on board, the higher they can earn.
Similarly, you can look into other fitness-related avenues to make extra cash. Merchandising, selling health supplements, online training and boot camps are a great place to start.
6. You stay in shape
One somewhat selfish reason to venture into the PT business is that it gives you an excellent reason to stay on top of your own fitness as well.
Clients are attracted to trainers that walk the talk. After all, the best way to inspire is through your own habits, actions and accomplishments.
Indeed, you will never have an excuse to skip a workout.
A PT training business will give you a high level of job satisfaction, flexibility and ensure you stay on top of your own fitness goals as well.
You will also get to learn about the human body, push limits and meet different interesting personalities in the course of your work. There is hardly ever a dull day in a trainer’s schedule.
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