Become a Certified Personal Trainer: 10 Compelling Reasons

Empower Yourself and others: Become a Certified Personal Trainer

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David Bohmiller

by David Bohmiller
Co-founder of Epicenter Training

10 Reasons to Become a Certified Personal Trainer!

Passionate about fitness and eager to make a difference in people's lives? Becoming a Certified Personal Trainer might be the perfect career choice for you. In this article, we'll explore the top 10 reasons to consider becoming a certified personal trainer. Whether you're an aspiring trainer, a corporate gym employee looking to transition to independence, or already an independent fitness professional, there's a world of possibilities for you.

Let's explore the top 10 reasons to become a certified personal trainer!

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1. Passion for Fitness: Your Driving Force, your "why"

The first and most significant reason to become a Certified Personal Trainer is your passion for fitness. Your enthusiasm and love for a healthy lifestyle can inspire and motivate others to transform their lives.

While there's loads of fun, benefit, and fulfillment, there are also challenges, just like in any profession. In those inevitable times of obstacle, it's important to have a strong foundation in your mission or purpose. Your "why" will help you through those tougher professional times, helping you to stay strong and optimistic for yourself and your clients.

2. Help Others Achieve Their Goals

As a personal trainer, you have the unique opportunity to empower others on their fitness journey. Witnessing your clients' progress and accomplishments is incredibly rewarding and can be a source of lasting joy.

Co-founder perspective:

  • "A 1st pull-up, a 1st marathon, making it over a 10' wall at an obstacle course race and then getting to the finish line, a return from injury and/or surgery, the confidence to move freely without the fear of pain, and more. The goals that my clients have set and achieved often stand out more to me than those I've set and achieved myself. Part of the beauty of the journey, and the achievement, is that each literal and figurative finish line is often the beginning of the next starting line - for you and for them!" - David Bohmiller

3. Flexibility in Career Path: Choose Your Adventure

Becoming a certified personal trainer opens up a world of career opportunities. You can work in gyms, start your own fitness business, or specialize in niche markets. The path you choose is entirely up to you.

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4. Financial Potential: Your Earning Power

For many, personal training offers financial stability and growth. Your earning potential increases as you gain experience and build a dedicated clientele. It's not just a rewarding career; it's a financially viable one too.

While your passions may be in 1:1 instruction, there are opportunities to add revenue streams. Consider virtual instruction, digital programs and products, course creation, affiliate marketing, and other options.  Diversifying your offerings can ease your dependence on just having one.

5. Job Satisfaction: Fulfillment at Its Best

Few careers offer the level of job satisfaction that personal training does. Knowing that you've played a crucial role in your clients' health and wellness journey is fulfilling beyond measure.

Your impact goes beyond the 4 walls of your training space, and beyond the computer screen if you're training virtually. What you and your clients do in-session, will provide meaningful impact in your and their lives outside of your sessions.

6. Continuous Learning: Stay Ahead of the Game

The fitness industry is constantly evolving. To excel as a personal trainer, you'll need to stay updated with the latest trends and information. Epicenter Training provides valuable educational resources to help you achieve just that.

Co-founder perspective:

  • "I've often said that my undergraduate degree in Physical Education, while I'm immensely proud of it, may be a bit outdated. Not to age myself too much, yet the 20+ years of scientific research that have have occurred since I earned my degree have enhanced our knowledge, with significant impact on concepts, methodology, and application. As a profession, we're all the better for it. And, so that I stay current, I prioritize the continuing education, and earning of CEUs, that has enabled my consistent recertification." - David Bohmiller

7. Independence and Entrepreneurship: Your Own Boss

If you dream of being your own boss, personal training offers that opportunity. Transition from being a corporate gym employee to an independent fitness professional, giving you the freedom to control your career.

Where your primary responsibilities in corporate gyms may have been in sales, customer service, fitness program design, and session provision, it's critical to consider the elements of business function that were the responsibility of others in the organization. There can certainly be a learning curve when transitioning to independent practice, and having opportunity, and responsibility, to wear new, and additional, hats.

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8. Flexibility in Work Environment: Work Where You Love

One of the many perks of being a personal trainer is the flexibility in choosing your work environment. Whether it's a gym, your client's home, online, or an outdoor location, you can adapt to your preferences.

9. Impact on Health and Wellness: A Noble Calling

Personal trainers play a vital role in promoting overall health and wellness in society. You'll become a beacon of wellness, making a significant impact on the lives of many.

Sometimes, it's tough to imagine the global impact of the work we do. Yet, when we make a difference for our clients, we begin to make a difference for their families, friends, work connections, and our communities. Whether it's in discussion of positive practices, adopting healthy habits, or supporting others to take their first or next steps toward their fitness goals, the ripple or butterfly effect is certainly at play.

10. Join a Growing Industry: Stability in Fitness

The fitness and wellness industry is on a constant upward trajectory. This means there's a stable job market for certified personal trainers. As the industry grows, so too do your opportunities for success.

key takeaways of the top 10 reasons to become a certified personal trainer

To become a Certified Personal Trainer offers a world of possibilities, from fulfilling your passion for fitness to helping others lead healthier lives. The financial rewards, job satisfaction, and career flexibility are all within reach.

Whether you're just starting your journey or looking to take your existing career to the next level, Epicenter Training is here to support you every step of the way. Your exciting journey towards becoming a certified personal trainer starts now.


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