5 Qualities of a Successful Personal Trainer

5 Qualities of a Successful Personal Trainer

By Manhattan Institute
Posted in Personal Trainer
On July 23, 2015

The Personal Trainer course at The Manhattan Institute will prepare you for everything you need to know to become a successful personal trainer. But there are specific, personal qualities every client looks for in their personal trainer that you must embody to be successful. These 5 qualities of a personal trainer can be built and honed with practice and skill, so keep these in mind as you study and work your way to your certification.

Passionate

Every personal trainer must be passionate about their career and their fitness. Clients want to work with someone who loves what they do so much so that they are physically fit themselves. Determination and dedication will both influence how passionate you are about your work, and when you show your clients how dedicated you are to their success, your passion will inspire them to succeed as well.

Motivator

As a personal trainer, it is your job to translate this passion into the motivation people need to attain their own fitness goals. Even as people hire you to help them with their routines, there will be days where they will lack the energy to be excited about the workout. That’s where your passion and motivation come in!

You have to convince people to step out of their comfort zones and explore new, different, and possibly uncomfortable exercise routines that will help them grow stronger. This will be easy for you when you understand the physiology of fitness and the human body as you will know exactly what your clients need to do to stay happy and healthy in your care.

Educator

Understanding the physiology of fitness comes with a strong education. Your education is the most important part of your career as a personal fitness trainer. With a comprehensive understanding of the human body, your clients will trust you and your knowledge which will make it easier for you to communicate the needs and the goals of your personal fitness sessions.

In fact, you will take what you learn with us at The Manhattan Institute and translate it for each of your clients, turning you into the teacher! Your extensive knowledge of anatomy, nutrition, kinesiology, and wellness will prepare you to teach clients about physical fitness and help you modify routines and programs for each of your unique and individual clients.

Communicator

With your education, you will need to be an excellent communicator. Getting your point across and discussing the health benefits and risks with your clients will require you to not only understand the science of personal fitness, you will also need to know when to listen and when to think critically.

Taking what you learn in the classroom and applying it to real life fitness sessions is not always easy, but when you listen to your clients’ needs and incorporate them into what you learned at Manhattan Institute, you will be able to generate fitness goals, discuss routines, and modify programs based on your individual client objectives.

Compassionate

Finally, a successful personal trainer is always compassionate. Physical fitness is not easy for everyone, and some of those coming to you for guidance will sometimes need an extra push, a listening ear, or simply someone who understands the struggles they are going through with weight and wellness. Understanding that everyone faces weight loss differently and being able to recognize when people are struggling are key to creating the compassion and empathy necessary to be a successful personal trainer.

In Conclusion

With these five qualities, you are on your way to becoming a successful personal trainer. Compassion, passion, and motivation are key to finding clients and keeping them fit and healthy. When you are excited about your career, this excitement will translate your sessions into high energy fitness celebrations that will leave both you and your clients exhausted but happy.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career this exciting, enroll online today and earn your certification in as little as 2 months!