In the last few years the fitness industry has grown in leaps and bounds. ‘Fitness’ has become the buzz word, with everyone wanting to be trim and healthy. With this increase in the number of people looking to get fit, the need arises for professionals to train them. This opens up a host of fitness job opportunities for personal trainers. Not only gym-based posts, as a personal trainer you now have a choice to conduct fitness training in a range of other fitness areas. So once you have completed Marbella trainer courses, you can choose to conduct fitness training in any of the following options:
Company managements who offer fitness jobs in Marbella these days realise that if their staff are physically fit, they will perform better. To this many companies are hiring personal trainers to conduct fitness training for their staff. Since in general companies work on the 9-to-5 clock, conducting fitness sessions could prove a breeze. Interaction with company staff also offers additional fitness training business through their contacts.
Traditional gym training
Since gyms in Marbella are ‘the-go-to’ place for getting fit, most personal trainers take up a career as gym instructors. Working in a gym will provide you with a wide range of experience as you will be dealing with men, women, middle-aged, young, even people with a few health problems.
As a gym Marbella personal trainer it is your job to access each individual’s fitness capacity and draw up suitable workout programmes. Taking up a gym post can prove valuable as you get exposure to a range of fitness issues.
Targeting the luxury level
If you have the right confidence, experience and expertise in fitness training, you could look at taking up a post in a luxury hotel in Marbella. Such hotels are mostly patronised by the well-off crowd. Luxury fitness experiences are all listed on Fitness Spain website.
Besides being a well-paid assignment, as a fitness trainer in a luxury level you will need to develop additional skills like patience, pampering and ultra-politeness – it is what the rich class are looking for. Additional perks of working in a hotel could include free accommodation and meals.
Another opportunity to use your fitness training prowess is to join a cruise ship. Fitness freaks look forward to continuing their fitness regime even while on holiday. So if you do not suffer from sea-sickness, joining a cruise ship offers a good working holiday opportunity.
If none of the above options appeal to you, you can always operate on an individual level. Advertise online and build up a list of clients depending on your skills and availability. Being your own boss will have its advantages but you will also have to sharpen your sales skills. You will not have the benefit of a readymade client base.
Like any good training routine when you want to train for fat loss there are rules to follow if you want to gain maximum benefit in a reasonable period of time. The usual mainstream workouts that a good Gold Coast fitness trainer will want to use to get maximum results hard work and effort require to be put in as detailed in the rules mentioned below:
If you are into group fitness training you will tend to become fuel efficient as with each session you get better at performing. This is not good for fat loss as losing fat requires your body to burn fuel. So you should try resistance training which builds strength.
With additional strength you will be able to lift bigger weights and expel more energy. Added strength also helps with training such as conditioning, metabolic resistance etc. which in turn helps to get rid of body fat.
When it comes to fat loss, the most important aspect is the right nutrition. So time and effort have to be put in to eat the right food. Avoid foods that contribute to the ‘fat’ situation. Instead go in for foods which are natural and have single ingredients. Fish, vegetables, meats, eggs etc. will help you to reach your goals. You could also include quality supplements like fish oils, protein and rice.
It was once believed that doing slow cardio would help with fat loss. However losing fat is not what actually burns off in a training session. What is required is how much fat is burnt in 24 hours. Doing high-intensity, short exercises bring on an oxygen debt and this translates into boosting the metabolism even after the training is over. You can get daily video workouts from my Facebook page.
When deciding on a fat loss programme you need to use different strategies. If you only use high metabolic resistance they will not produce results over a long period of time. So you should periodize the training sessions as also your diet.
You should also not change over from a high volume training session to a session with lower volume such as power-lifting. This might result in your gaining fat. Dropping down your carb intake and number of calories will also result in fat gain.
Free publicity is what any business would die for. So check out the following marketing opportunities and see which ones you can make use of to put your fitness business on the success map:
Check with your local newspapers or other popular publications. Ask them if you can submit regular articles on your fitness business. Also check out any neighbourhood newsletters – any articles you write will reach people in your area who might decide to go in for fitness training.
Publicity via the radio
Join up with a radio station and sponsor a contest for weight loss. Those wishing to take part should send in applications. Everyone who participates will be entitled to free membership during the period of the contest against the number of plugs obtained by your club for the period.
Whenever you get involved in any type of contest – over the radio, in the gym or elsewhere, make sure you give the winner the right type of publicity. You could advertise their achievements in newspapers, magazines, on websites or on the radio, always making sure details about your fitness business are included.
On the home front you could organize a contest among your clients – ask them to each write an article on how they have benefitted from your gym sessions. Select the best article from the lot and send it for publication to the local newspaper with an appropriate headline praising the winner.
Something for people in need
To help people in need you could organize a drive to collect canned food. Set up a partnership with the soup kitchen in your area, or the Salvation Army. The plan is to offer free membership to people who each bring in 5 tins of canned food. These tins will go to the organizations mentioned above. Once the plan is in place make sure you send details to the local news stations and local newspapers.
Email Marketing For Personal Trainers
Another great media for personal trainers is email marketing, below is a quick video I made for online fitness profits outlining exactly how I set up my optin box and email autoresponders, check it out…
Another good marketing idea is to organize an in-house contest and send the proceeds to a particular charity. This contest would involve the family and friends of your clients pledging a set amount for every mile their member does on a treadmill, or climbing a stair master. Even if only a few members participate, it will help to raise funds and produce a winner. The amount so collected would go to the said charity. In general all efforts to help charities make for good publicity so if you organize such a contest make sure the details reach a radio station who will carry a story on the contest.
Organise a seminar
Local authorities are always on the lookout to hold seminars to keep the public informed. You could check with your community centre and tell them you would like to make a free presentation on your fitness business. The centre will make all the arrangements. On the marketing side you need to compose a good speech on fitness topics. Make sure you always invite the press so the programme gets public exposure.
…Here’s a great video showcasing a great workout routine for when you’ve been away from the gym!