BREAKING INTO WELLNESS: The best tips for becoming a personal trainer or opening up your own gym or studio, from people who've successfully done it
- If you're your friends go-to
fitnessguru or have a passion for wellness, perhaps its time to consider a serious career move.
- But opening a
gymor getting into personal trainingisn't all fun and games — that's why Business Insider compiled the top guides for breaking into the industry and succeeding once you're there.
If you're a fitness aficionado, perhaps put that knowledge to use by becoming a personal trainer — or opening your own gym or training studio.
This career path is surprisingly lucrative: While the median annual pay for personal trainers hovers around $40,000, according to 2018 data by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, those with entrepreneurial inclinations can bring in an annual salary topping $100,000.
If that all sounds like music worthy of your work-out playlist, read these top tips from entrepreneurs in the space to get started and crush it with your own gym, personal training, or fitness business.
Becoming a successful personal trainer: 3 elite personal trainers reveal what it takes to make 6 figures running your own personal fitness business
Moving your personal training online: Inside the business of an online personal trainer, who makes over $450,000 a year and works with hundreds of clients at a time
Opening your own gym: A pharmacist who loved boxing left her job, got a bank loan, and bought a declining gym with her husband. Here's an inside look at how they cut cancellation rates in half and got the business growing again.
Getting creative and advertising your business: How a local upstate New York fitness studio designed their own at-home bike delivery service in just a few days and boosted revenues while their doors remain shut during the pandemic
Keeping up with industry trends: THE FUTURE OF FITNESS: An inside look at the winners and losers as the industry faces upheaval
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