This is a dream come true! Thanks for being here right from the beginning.
The idea for the PTDC (Personal Trainer Development Center) came to me in early 2010. I was doing some soul searching of my own trying to decide where I wanted to take my career. I was fortunate enough to have amazing mentors early in my career in addition to benefitting from studying Kinesiology in University. That experience led me to have success early on in my personal training career. I quickly realized that a lot of trainers weren’t as fortunate as I was and I wanted to help.
Lightning struck during a conversation with a friend of mine. She was a successful personal trainer but had a horrible experience early in her career. She worked for 2 years 160hrs/month before leaving the industry for good. After hearing about my experience she got upset. She got the short end of the stick. She chose the wrong gym, had a bad manager, was paid poorly, her clients weren’t treated with respect from her gym, and she was forced to manage a group without proper training.
I, on the other hand, chose a small boutique gym where I was given the opportunity to learn from a number of great mentors. These amazing people gave me their time and taught me about all the aspects of personal training, marketing, sales, and management. Everybody was treated with respect and compensation was fair. I was always asked my opinion and allowed to flourish.
With this center my dream is becoming a reality. I firmly believe in paying it forward providing young trainers with the opportunities I had. By keeping updated with all the new info being added to the Center you can, for free, develop your craft and learn all the hidden secrets to make personal training a great career!
Jonathan Goodman Ba(kin) CSCS
Head Coach – Personal Trainer Development Center