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About the Personal Trainer Development Center

ThePTDC is an independent organization built to improve the reputation of the fitness industry and ensure that smart, passionate trainers (you) have amazing careers that are both personally and financially satisfying.

Jonathan Goodman personal trainer

Hi, my name is Jonathan Goodman and I developed this site to cover everything that a personal trainer needs to know beyond exercise prescription.

We offer top tips and strategies for every element of the job from making more money, to daily tips for your fitness marketing online, to strategies for getting more personal training clients, earning passive income, and coaching strategies.

This site is not a solo effort. It’s the direct work of 30+ of the best trainers around the World and 1,000’s of contributors working independent of any certifying body, supplement company, or anybody else. This commitment to independence has allowed us to focus on providing you with the best information devoid of any bias.

Personal training is an amazing job but it’s difficult. Up until now you were on your own and, even with management, proper guidance in what it really takes to be successful is few and far between.

Our focus is on your success. Take the next step now. Click “Become a PTDC Insider” to get our newsletter free in addition to our premium business building manuals.

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While we publish multiple professionally edited killer articles each week, this is much more than a blog. It’s a community where serious trainers reside and support each other. If you haven’t already, join the biggest collection of amazing trainers on Facebook by clicking “like” below.

Here’s What thePTDC Can Do for You:

  • Help you learn how to create passive income streams that will last a lifetime.
  • Teach you how to crack the code on how to sell personal training services.
  • Provide you with time management skills so you can make more money while you work, and have more time for family, travel, or a hobby.
  • Guide you in deciding where to invest in continuing education.
  • Show you how to deal with every type of client (no matter how difficult)
  • Help you generate long-term wealth in the fitness industry.
  • Teach you how to harness the power of the Internet to grow an online personal training business.
  • Provide you with lots of proven systems and tips on how to get more personal training clients and do a better job with the ones that you currently have.
  • And lots more…

So why not get started? To help, we’ve put together 3 manuals for you 100% free. Tell us where to send them by entering your email below and clicking “Become a PTDC Insider” right away.

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thePTDC Back Story

While this site and community has grown to become the World’s biggest collaborative blog for trainers, I think that it’s important to look back and never forget why it started. thePTDC was formed off of the heels of my popular book, Ignite the Fire: The Secrets of a Successful Personal Trainer Career.

As a trainer who hired, trained, and mentored other trainers I looked everywhere for resources to refer people to. I found tons of great exercise prescription advice but was frustrated at the lack of information that taught trainers how to actually be trainers.

The material that I did find was in training courses and in textbooks. Frankly, it was boring. So I wrote Ignite and set out to build a blog to make the information more fun.

I wanted to mesh it with comedy and anecdotes and be an enjoyable and educational read. ThePTDC prides itself on being as simple as possible, but not any simpler. The response to my idea blew me away. Support was almost immediate and the initial coaches came on board.

The fitness industry needed help, and I wasn’t the only one who had noticed. Right now there’s a paradigm shift going on in our industry. Quality is improving the more and more people are hiring trainers. The United States Board of Labor expects personal training to grow by 24% from 2010-2020; this is faster than the average for every other profession. Canada, Europe, and Australasia are no different.

There’s never been a better time to be a personal trainer.

Here at thePTDC we’ve worked our butts off to get to this point but there’s a lot more work to be done and we’re honored to have you here.

As a gift to you for finding your way here, join 39,045+ other trainers and let me give you our 3 premium manuals. These will help you avoid mistakes that could be killing your business, teach your marketing, and help you to create passive income streams.

All that you have to do is enter your email in the box below so that we know where to send the manuals and click “Become a PTDC Insider”.

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Thanks for checking out the site and I’m excited to have you as a part of our community.

-Coach Jonathan Goodman