Career in fitness – love it, live it, own it.
I love my job but the fitness industry is a tough business – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
It’s a career path that has a huge turnover of would-be entrepreneurs. So many personal trainers and coaches – who may well be among the best you’re ever likely to meet – have tried and failed to successfully expand their career into running their own fitness business.
It’s a highly competitive market which requires not only progressive health and fitness know-how but also a big helping of business nous.
However, there’s one ingredient in particular that can’t be done without in order to succeed in this industry: passion. If you love what you do and live it, night and day – then you will own success.
An unerring passion for health and fitness and its promotion among my clients and people I work with has always formed the basis of my business. Passion drove me to build the FF Fitness franchise from the ground up – that passion still burns strong.
I’ve hit a lot of bumps along the way but I quickly discovered that when workloads were heavy a strong passion to achieve was the most important factor in seeing me though. When times are tough passion drives you on.
In the ever-evolving health and fitness industry a lot of effort is required not only to keep up with changes but to stay ahead of the ever-increasing pack.
What everyone doesn’t see behind the social media campaigns is all the work that goes on behind the scenes to make everything tick day in and day out.
Right now I’m sitting in front of a computer before 5am just to write this blog. That will ensure I’m on time to open up the office at FF Fitness for 6am. My day will be spent dealing with suppliers, holding meetings, revising timetables, working with my team and most importantly catering for clients.
By 8pm it’s finally time to go home, but even then there are usually important emails to be sent and calls to be made.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining – it’s all part of a package which I signed up for. The career I’ve chosen has rewarded me handsomely and I wouldn’t swap it for the world. I just want to spell out some helpful facts for those of you embarking on a career in the fitness industry.
Like so many other walks of life – making it in this industry requires the rolling up of sleeves, the pulling up of socks and a fair share of good, old fashioned, back to the grindstone hard work.
With a true passion inside, you’ll take it in your stride but if it’s not in your heart, then don’t even start.
Until next time – stay fit, be healthy