Re: Nasm Cert & Personal Training
haha, good luck brother. i love doing it but i hate people and dealing with them. that's the hardest part and 99% of your clients will not be motivated driven individuals looking to compete and 9 out of 10 times those will be garbage lying pieces of crap as well. you will find that you will only get one out of say 20 that are good and a pleasure to work with. i have done it and can make a killing doing it but i have a hell of a hard time dealing with people b i t ching whining complaining and not putting forth the effort then when they arent seeing results in 2 weeks they blame you. that's just me and my personal experience. i do work with some people in person and also online as well still and i have some great people but making a living off of it, just isnt my cup of tea. i love doing it and love the approach just like you do but like i said 99% of everyone looking for it do not like we do. i also wouldnt spend an ass load of money getting a college degree in the field unless you want to work at a university or something like that. see what cert you need for the gym you plan on working out of and go with that.
Originally Posted by hicktown
also read up on the articles on elitefts about the business side of training. their is a ton of great info on there about the subject and business approach to it. good luck man, i hope you have an ass ton of patience and ability to deal with bad mouthing you when you gave them a hundred percent and they are the ones that fucked it up and not you. that's what you are going to see and it's unfortunate that no one can hold themselves accountable and take responsibility for what they do and dont do. i have friends that still do it full time and i feel bad for them but most have completely went back to their original jobs at this point and just mess around on the side like i do. i have extensive interview process that i go through with people for in person work and even then if i bring them on it's on a probabational period of time. you will see my friend and hopefully you can do it but for me i couldnt have my name tainted for shit i didnt do and also it hurts your ability to coach competitors when fuckheads try to make you look bad. then again it also weeds out a lot of the shit heads that you dont want but that also costs you money if that's what you are relying on. lucky for me, i dont need the money and get to pick and choose who i work with. keep us posted on how it goes though
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