How To Turn Your Hobby Into A Business — Personal Fitness Training

Women Can Startup
3 min readFeb 18, 2020


The people in the new age are changing the ways of living by making lifestyle choices that are nurturing their health and making them fit. Following a healthy lifestyle is not just a fad that will come and go, but is here to stay forever.

The modern age demands to maintain a daily exercise schedule and focusing on personal fitness rigorously. Moreover, with the rise in the use of the internet and social media, the youth of today is more conscious than ever about how they appear. This has led to the growth of the gym culture and business opportunities in the personal fitness sector.

So, if you have a knack for keeping yourself fit or have an interest in becoming a personal fitness trainer, you can turn this hobby of yours into a successful business. Here are some simple tips that you can follow to grow your personal fitness training business –

Get that certification

Before you enter the personal fitness and health training business, the first and foremost important thing that you need to do is get certified from a well-renowned institution. This will include your training on all important exercises, equipment usage, safety measures to follow including first aid, CPR and automatic defibrillator technique, diet counselling, nutrition, weight management, supplements, etc.

Provide personalised services

In the personal fitness training business, whether you are a personal trainer or run a gym or a fitness club, it is important that you focus on each client individually. Every client is unique and has a different set of problems and goals to achieve. It is always good to keep detailed records of your clients, their progress report, list of specific instructions to follow while exercising, past injuries, diet, lifestyle pattern, etc. This will add as an advantage and you can curate specialised packages for each individual allowing you to charge a premium for your services.

Grouping is important

While segregating your customers on the basis of age, lifestyle, medical history and goals are important, grouping them together is important too. At times especially the peak hours, you might be faced with a greater number of people needing your help at the fitness centre than you can manage on an individual basis. Understanding the requirements of each individual and basis that grouping individuals for a set exercise regime can turn out to be a time-saving strategy.

Market yourself

If you want to rise as a successful personal fitness trainer, or maybe even become a celebrity trainer, marketing yourself is very important. Social media is a wonderful tool that can help you achieve that. You can utilise Facebook and Instagram to promote your fitness regime and the speciality you offer. What is important is that you post regularly and create a continuous stream of content including video content too. However, if you wish to work on an even bigger scale, and have your own fitness centre, you can think of having your own website and keep the content flowing the way you want.

Insurance is a must

For running a fitness centre, insurance is a mandatory thing. You need to have your business insured, the equipment too, and there are other kinds of insurance too that can help you be safe from a variety of lawsuits in case any mishap occurs.



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