Choosing a career path in personal training can be very rewarding. I couldn’t think of a better way to make a positive impact in the world. Once I decided to become a personal trainer I began seeking out certifying bodies. I chose to attend a hands on training center such as Atlanta School of Massage. Who wants to do it all alone and not be able to ask any questions or get clarification? It turned out to be the start of more than I could have imagined.
I then taught for the same school. My students ranged in age from 18-58. As I used to tell my students, upon graduation, even if they weren’t among the top students in the class, it was likely they were going to have a better foundation than most trainers out there that were just getting started (possibly even those that had been doing it for quite a while). You get to have a jump on the competition by practicing with guidance and supervision. As a former manager of one of the top personal training health clubs in Atlanta, I have had the pleasure of interviewing hundreds of trainers. Out of those hundreds, as long as they were a “people person”, those with hands on training always interviewed quite strong and had a great chance of being hired.