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Want to turn your passion for fitness into a lucrative career? Eachyear, more than 5 million Americans use personal trainers to taketheir workouts to the next level—and this plain-English guideshows you how to get in on the action. Whether you want a part-timejob at the gym or a full-time personal training business,you’ll find the practical, proven advice you need in thisindispensable resource.

Becoming a Personal Trainer For Dummies is for you if youwant to become a certified personal trainer and start your ownbusiness—or if you’re a certified trainer looking toimprove upon your existing practice. You get a thorough overview ofwhat it takes to get certified and run a successful business,complete with expert tips that help you:

  • Find your training niche
  • Study for and pass certification exams
  • Attract, keep, and motivate clients
  • Interview, hire, and manage employees
  • Update your training skills
  • Expand your services

This user-friendly guide offers unique coverage of personaltrainer certification programs, including tips on selecting theright program and meeting the requirements. You’ll see how todevelop your training identity as well as practice invaluableskills that will make you a great personal trainer. You alsoreceive savvy guidance in:

  • Choosing the best fitness equipment
  • Creating a business plan, a record-keeping system, and amarketing campaign
  • Performing fitness assessments
  • Developing individualized exercise programs
  • Advancing your clients to the next fitness level
  • Managing legal issues and tax planning
  • Offering additional services such as massage and nutritionconsultation
  • Training clients with special needs

Complete with ten great starter exercises and a valuable list ofprofessional organizations and resources, Becoming a PersonalTrainer For Dummies gives you the tools you need to get themost out of this fun, fabulous career!

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