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Making it as a Personal Trainer: The Difficulties We Face

Personal trainers get to do what they love while earning a steady wage and being their own boss. In the first of a two-part series on being a PT, Phillip Wright explains that getting there is at times a difficult process

“The average lifespan of a newly qualified PT is six months, industry-wide,” reports Xercise4Less’ National Health and Fitness Manager Carl Smith. Can anything be done to change that?

Many people working in the fitness industry do so because of a personal passion. Yet the reality of trying to make a career as a PT can be something of a culture shock.

It’s not just about spending hours and hours in the gym.

Ultimately, knowledge and understanding of how physical activity can help people is a relatively small component of the overall skillset required.

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