So you want to run your own successful personal training business? Simply knowing how to devise training schedules is not enough – you need business acumen as well. Luckily for you, help is at hand. Below we’ve listed the 8 basic steps to starting your own PT business. Keep on reading our blog as the next series of posts will delve into these point in more detail.

  1. The obvious prerequisite is that you are properly qualified and have the necessary skill set.
  2. Decide where you’re going to work. Think about how you can set yourself apart from the other PT businesses in this area.
  3. Devise an effective business plan that is specifically tailored to running a PT business.
  4. Seek advice from specialists such as an accountant, a fitness business coach, an attorney and an insurance agent.
  5. Using a catchy business name and an effective logo creates an image of a professional business. Use these on your business cards and marketing materials.
  6. Market yourself as an expert in your particular niche.
  7. Invest in equipment.
  8. Regularly re-evaluate your business and adjust it accordingly.