Why do you have a coach/trainer? You are a personal trainer yourself surely you don’t need one..

Why do you have a coach/trainer? You are a personal trainer yourself surely you don’t need one..

Wrong.

I would go so far as to say personal trainers stand to gain the most from hiring their own trainer.

I’ll rattle through the obvious benefits first.

– Accountability
-Motivation
-Support
-Objective opinion

Basically all the benefits anyone gets from working with a trainer.

On top of this trainers also get:

– New ideas
– Experience from a client perspective
-Learning from the best (well you’re not going to hire a PT you don’t rate)

I think this is especially useful if you’re venturing into online PT. Find an online coach who’s work you rate/you look up to and work with them.  Not only will you likely benefit in terms of your own training but you’ll learn a lot – even the basics like how they manage their clients, complete check ins, take payment, hold initial consultations, adapt plans, give feedback, create accountability and build a relationship with their clients.

To be clear I am certainly not saying hire your favourite coach and then copy their plans and sell them as your own.
I would also be open with them. Tell them that you admire them and want to learn from them.. if they aren’t absolute melts they will be happy to help!

Don’t let your ego get in the way of your development- you’re not too good to have your own trainer.