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10 things no one tells you about being a personal trainer


When starting out as a personal trainer, there is a lot about the fitness industry that you have to learn. Most of you will learn these things as you gain more experience through trial and error. Some of you seek out pearls of wisdom from seasoned veterans who have spent years in the personal training industry and have reached the very top of the profession. 

Some think that they can go at it alone, and end up ignoring some very good advice along the way. In a competitive industry such as this one, it's important that trainers understand that there is no shame in looking for help.

If you’re looking for some home truths about the fitness industry, then you've come to the right place. 

About Scott Laidler 

Scott Laidler is a weekly columnist for the Telegraph newspaper, who has trained some of the biggest names in Hollywood. His article “The Ten Things That No-one Tells You Before You Become a Personal Trainer” has caught the attention of many people in the industry because of its insights. 

In this interview, he draws on all his experience to give you a run-down of the most insightful facts he has gleaned during his years as a personal trainer. Some of them might surprise you.

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“Build your skillset away from fitness in order to succeed”

– Scott Laidler

Show Highlights 

  • Why trainers should develop a skillset outside of fitness
  • What makes the relationship between trainers and clients unique
  • How a trainer’s health can be affected by their schedule
  • How success relies on a client-focused approach
  • How a trainer’s perception of time changes

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