I’m interested in your upcoming book. I have a couple questions if you don’t mind answering,
What major topics do you cover and how long is the book?
How useful is it for a new or inexperienced trainer in terms of finding a PT job (like tips on resumes, interviews, recommendations on where to work like pros and cons of 24 hr fitness/LA fitness/private clubs/etc.)? Kinda like how to get your foot in the door.
The reason I ask is because some commercial gyms aren’t the best place for starting off or furthering the career of a PT (due to things like work environment, volume of clients, etc) and this topic isn’t really covered in depth anywhere. Recommendations on what to look for when searching for a gym to work for and what to work on when you first start could be very valuable to PTs.
Thanks for the message.
1. The book is written as a story. Some of the major topics are:
- Where did you come from (that’s where your clients come from so put yourself in their shoes…)
- What drives you as a trainer
- How to get started in personal training
- Discussion of certifications / education
- How to interview
- What to look for in gyms specific to you
- Organizing schedule and managing time
- Dealing with your manager / co-workers etc.
- Finding your niche and making yourself more valuable
- Leveraging time
- Developing and nurturing relationships
- When to delve into management
- Dealing with common problems in the industry
2. So yes, the book covers in detail what to look for in a gym when starting a career as a trainer and how to build yourself up personally and professionally is covered in detail.
I’m sure there are some I missed here but these are the major ones. I wrote the book purely because nothing like it exists and I thought it ought to. The book is mainly for new and inexperienced trainers but experienced trainers will also benefit from it (and enjoy the read). We have one final edit to do and it might be cut down a touch but right now it’s sitting at 60 000 words + worksheets so if we decide to go with a conventional-style softcover it will be ~275 pages.
Anybody interested in pre-ordering the book will receive a signed copy of the first run. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information