The Fitness Zone
It's safe to say that Michelle Bridges is a true success story in the fitness industry. Being a Personal Trainer for The Biggest Loser, an ambassador for the Australian Institute of Fitness, and achieving success with her 12WBT program have turned her into a household name.
Impressed? Then take her advice on how to prosper in a fitness career and you could follow suit:
Loving what you do and having a genuine passion to help others will allow you to find common ground with your clients and potential employers. So always exude a positive attitude, be friendly, and maintain professionalism. You'll be surprised at how far these simple courtesies can get you along your fitness career path.
Personal Trainers don't just motivate their clients, they must also stay motivated themselves and act on any given opportunity. Let's face it you're not going to last the distance without drive, so set goals to keep you focused and growing.
Continuously striving to better yourself is key to being the best. This is achieved by making it a habit to learn all the time. You won't be complacent if you take on board advice and philosophies from mentors. Continuing your education is vital to freshen up your skills and potentially acquire new ones to boost income opportunities. Don't forget to read magazines, journals, online publications, and social media to keep up with the latest nutrition and fitness trends.
Build a Reputation
Networking with industry professionals at conferences, events, and through LinkedIn and Twitter is a great way to build your name. You may even consider writing articles for local newspapers or national magazines, or publishing your own blog to put your name out there.
Passionate about health and fitness? The Australian Institute of Fitness offers a range of quality fitness certifications to get you career ready.