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RHEA REVEALS: #4 A Day in the Life of a Successful Personal Trainer

YOUR Personal Training Blog
20th July 2023

Secrets to Thriving in the Fitness Industry

Have you ever wondered what it takes to thrive as a personal trainer in the fitness industry? Today, we have the privilege of gaining insight into the daily routine of a successful personal trainer, as shared by Rhea, one of our exceptional trainers at YOUR Personal Training (YOUR PT). Rhea will outline the diverse tasks, client interactions, and strategies for managing time, energy, and professional growth that contribute to her success.

Rhea's day typically begins at 7 a.m., sometimes even 6:30 a.m., for those beloved early-morning clients. She dives straight into her schedule, which can include anywhere from 4 to 10 sessions per day, depending on demand and personal commitments. One of the great advantages of being self-employed with YPT is having the flexibility to structure her own days. Rhea emphasises, "A great bonus to being self-employed with YPT is you run your days! Not others running it for you." This level of autonomy allows her to strike a balance between work and personal life while maintaining a thriving career.

Throughout the day, Rhea engages in various tasks that contribute to the success of her clients and her own professional growth. She conducts 1-on-1 sessions on the gym floor, carefully crafting individualised workout plans in between sessions. Rhea also finds time to catch up with clients, offer assistance to others in the gym, and even teaches two classes per week. Balancing these diverse responsibilities requires effective time management.

To manage her time effectively, Rhea relies on a diary. She highlights the importance of sitting down and planning each day, blocking off time when needed. Additionally, she emphasises the significance of taking days off. Personal trainers often have demanding schedules, but allowing oneself time for rest and rejuvenation is crucial for long-term success.

Another key aspect Rhea emphasises is managing energy. She has learned from experience that taking care of her own physical and mental well-being directly impacts her ability to serve her clients effectively. Rhea emphasises the importance of proper nutrition, stating, "EAT! Eat when you can because I did forget this at the start." Fuelling her body adequately helps her maintain energy levels throughout the day. Additionally, she jokingly mentions the occasional quick 5-minute nap as a helpful energy booster.

Professional growth is essential for personal trainers who aim to excel in the fitness industry. Rhea shares some valuable strategies she has adopted. Regular check-ins with her mentor provide guidance, accountability, and a platform for learning and growth. Surrounding herself with supportive friends, family, and work colleagues has also been instrumental in her journey. Rhea encourages personal trainers to seek testimonials from clients, as they can provide a powerful source of motivation and validation. Witnessing the impact she has made on her clients' lives through their testimonials gives her the confidence and reassurance she sometimes needs.

As you can see from Rheas insights thriving as a personal trainer requires careful attention to various factors. Rhea's insights provide a glimpse into the day-to-day life of a successful personal trainer. From structuring her day with a diary, managing her energy through proper nutrition and occasional rest, to nurturing her professional growth through mentorship and testimonials, Rhea has crafted a formula for success. If you aspire to thrive in the fitness industry, take inspiration from Rhea's experiences and implement these strategies into your own journey.

At YOUR Personal Training, we are committed to empowering our trainers with the expertise and support they need to flourish in their PT careers. We understand that success as a personal trainer goes beyond just knowledge of exercise and nutrition—it requires a comprehensive understanding of the industry and effective strategies for navigating its challenges. Our PT Support Managers play a vital role in providing trainers with the guidance and support they need to excel, helping them avoid common pitfalls and achieve their goals.

With YOUR Personal Training, you not only join a successful brand but also gain access to a supportive community and a team of experienced professionals who are dedicated to your success. We believe that with the right support and resources, you can build a thriving career as a personal trainer and make a lasting impact on the lives of your clients.