As personal trainers, we are always placing ourselves in the role of the coach or mentor, but when the stress of the job starts to take hold, you have questions, or you feel stuck in a rut with nowhere to go, who do you turn to? At PT Academy, we have spent decades working with countless fitness coaches and personal trainers, learning exactly what it takes to succeed in the industry.
Our training programs help experienced and newly invested personal trainers to advance their careers, improve their techniques, and develop better, more supportive relationships with their clients. In addition to helping our students to learn the practical aspects of working in the fitness industry, our coaching programs give our students an outlet to explore their own motivations for entering the fitness world and develop more confidence as independent business owners.
The Power Up Personal Trainers Mentoring program is one of our most recent additions to the PT Academy curriculum and is designed specifically for established personal trainers who want to advance their business goals. In the Power Up program, personal trainers relinquish their coaching role to absorb the advice of experienced, successful mentors that have long careers in fitness. Wondering how working with a mentor could help you grow your business? Here are just some of the benefits of working with a mentor:
Learn Your Strengths & Identify Weaknesses
Just like you identify where your clients need to improve and grow their physical strengths, a mentor can work with you to identify your business strengths and weaknesses. Because most personal trainers work independently, they rarely get the chance to be scrutinized by other professionals in the industry, which can leave many feeling frustrated not knowing why what they have been doing isn’t working.
With the help of a mentor, you can discover where your strategy may have holes in it, and find out what it is you do super well. With this information, you can decide where to dedicate your efforts and can focus on the areas you need to improve rather than spending too much time on the areas you are already fully in control of.
Having a mentor can be a huge source of motivation, especially if you are used to working independently. With no one to hold you accountable but your clients, it can be easy to slack off in certain areas and lose motivation to build your business. With a dedicated mentor investing time in your success, you’ll feel an extra dose of motivation to push yourself to succeed.
When successes do happen as a personal trainer, like getting a sudden influx of new clients or seeing an awesome review of your services/classes online, it can be hard to know who to share the news with. Personal trainers don’t have an office or a water-cooler to share news over, and no boss to tell them they’ve done a good job. In the mentorship program, students can share their success with their mentors and fellow students so every success becomes a celebration.
Working with tenured industry professionals is one of the best ways to make connections and discover new opportunities. You never know who your mentor may know or what resources they may be able to connect you to. Getting to know others in the same industry will help you to create a network that you can rely on as you grow your business, and perhaps in the future, could afford you the opportunity to work in collaboration with other fitness professionals.
Learn New Techniques
No matter how long you work in the fitness industry, there is always something new to learn. Working with a mentor in the Power Up Mentorship program can help you find answers to problems you have struggled with for years, or reveal new techniques that could make your job easier in the future.
Find Your Path
If you are feeling stuck in your career, feel like you have been doing the same thing for years with no new results, or simply don’t know where you want to take your personal training services, the Power Up Mentorship program will help you clarify your path. Just being able to discuss your journey with industry professionals can give you immense insight into where you want to take your business, and with the support of PT Academy and our network of fitness pros, you’ll be able to create an actionable plan to succeed in whatever you choose to do.
Want to see where the Power Up Personal Trainer Mentorship Program could take your personal training career? Visit PT Academy online today to explore our courses, and be sure to check out our blog for more information!