The Personal Trainer Development Center 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.
In my own words
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 thousands of contributors. We work independently of any certifying body, supplement company, or any external organization. And it is this commitment to independence that has allowed us to focus on providing you with the best information, devoid of any bias.
Personal training is an amazing job, but make no mistake, it’s difficult. Up until now you were on your own; and even with management, proper guidance showing you what it really takes to be successful is few and far between.
Our focus is on your success. Take the next step now. Simply provide your name and email, and click “Subscribe” below to get our newsletter, in addition to our premium business building manuals, all free.
What The PTDC 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 so much more. These are just a few of things The PTDC can do for you and your business.
So why not get started? To help, we’ve put together 3 manuals for you 100% free for The PTDC insiders only. Tell us where to send them by entering your name and email below and clicking “Subscribe” button right away.
The PTDC backstory
While this site and community have grown to become the world’s largest collaborative blog for personal trainers, I think it’s important to look back and never forget why it started. The PTDC was formed off 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 that I could refer people to. I had found tons of great advice on exercise prescription, but was frustrated by the lack of information that taught trainers how to actually, you know, be trainers and train clients.
The material that I did find was in training courses and 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 make the educational material enjoyable by meshing the personal training grind with comedy, anecdotes, and lessons you can’t find anywhere else. The PTDC prides itself on being as simple as possible, yet complex enough to address the most pressing needs and problems of personal trainers everywhere.
The response to my idea blew me away.
The fitness industry needed help, and I wasn’t the only one who had noticed. Support was almost immediate, and the initial coaches quickly rallied and came to our side. As a result, there’s a paradigm shift in the industry going toward quality information and quality trainers. The United States Board of Labor expects personal training to grow by 24 percent from 2010-2020. (It’s no different in Canada, Europe, and Australasia.) This is faster than the average for every other profession.
Clearly, there’s never been a better time to be a personal trainer.
Here at The PTDC, 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 200,000+ other trainers and let me give you our three premium manuals. Together these will help you side-step mistakes that could be killing your business, teach you to get over “selling” and market yourself better, and help you to make more money.
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.”