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Top 8 Things to Do Once You’ve Finished the Master Trainer Program
October 16, 2014 | by Ben Gunn

1) Set goals

Your goal should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed. Want to run your own gym? Set a realistic date for when you believe you can achieve this. If it is in one years’ time, ask yourself 'What steps will I need to have taken in 6 months, 3 months and a weeks’ time to achieve this goal?'

2) Bones, muscles, energy systems, hormones and uh, business

If you are anything like me, you could talk about fitness for days. It's a lifestyle, a passion. When it comes to business however, you likely may have a plan but haven’t quite started it. Recommendations number two? Execute your business plan!

3) Upskill yourself

Kettlebells, boxing and suspension training are all fantastic training tools that can kick start your group and personal training sessions. Check out the Industry Partners on the Zone for more info and great deals.

4) Get social

Social media has fast become one of the most effective ways to get your services out to prospective customers. Set up a Facebook page and run competitions to win fitness rewards for your customers, simply by sharing and liking your posts.

5) Get insured

Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance are essential as a Fitness Professional. Guild insurance make this really simple for you. Claim your discount rate on the Fitness Australia website,

6) Get kitted out

Technology plays a huge role in our industry right now. Clients are more and more interested in knowing just how hard they are working and how their fitness and health is improving. Grab a Polar heart rate watch and monitor to keep your clients, with 30% in The Zone.

7) Get personal

Have you heard the saying 'You can only grow your income as large as you grow your self'? Well this sentiment has been echoed by many industry leaders. My advice? Try to read a book on your craft at least every three months. If reading books is not really your thing you could try audio. Podcasts are available to download from experts in the field. They can be conveniently stored on your phone and listened to wherever and whenever. Personal favourite: Phil Learney Strength Coach and Educator.

8) If in doubt

Contact your Scout! We are the first in Fitness Careers because our Scouts help you with your journey both during and after your course is complete! Contact your campus Scout to see what opportunities are available for you, from full-time roles to specialised internships.

Most importantly keep up the momentum. The old adage of 'One foot in front of the other' will soon lead you to success!


This article was written by Ben Gunn, one of the Institute's VIC coaches.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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