10 Mistakes Personal Trainers Make

Today is the last mistake guys :(, but before we go on I think a small recap is in order.

Mistake Number 1: Planning To Fail – Have a Business Plan.
Mistake Number 2: Everything to Everyone – Have a Niche.
Mistake Number 3: Inconsistent Pricing – Don’t Devalue PT Services.
Mistake Number 4: Not Enough Rapport – Treat People as Individuals.
Mistake Number 5: Why So Serious? – Smile :).
Mistake Number 6: Not Looking The Part – Look Like you Train.
Mistake Number 7: Too Little Too Late – Build Reputation from Day 1.
Mistake Number 8: Budget… What Budget? – Write a Budget.
Mistake Number 9: Wasting Time – Get a Diary.

The last tip is one that will be a life saver. Literally.

Mistake Number 10: Never Make The Same Mistake Again.

There are many many more mistakes that I have not covered in these posts, there are just too many for a simple ten tip series, but I have covered some of the more dangerous ones to fall in to.

Speak to more experienced trainers and ask them where they went wrong. Take notes and don’t make their mistakes. You might think “Oh but if I do it slightly differently…” No! You won’t make it work, you will have just found a different way of making their mistake. Learn from experience, it saves time, effort and more importantly MONEY.

Do the same with your own individual mistakes you might make and for the love of all that is holy don’t then repeat YOUR own mistake.

Use what I have taught you to build a solid business and avoid a mistake that I have in fact repeated on several occasions…

NEVER EVER GET IN TO A RELATIONSHIP WITH YOUR CLIENTS. EVER!!! It’s a disaster waiting to happen.

Enjoy
Ross

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2 responses to “10 Mistakes Personal Trainers Make

  1. insideoutfitnesshoodriver

    As to #6 right on! Too many personal trainers are fat! Then some “dress” up in fine duds? Take the suit off and look like you like training and want my $$$ thank you, #thetrainer

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