Going Beyond Personal Trainer Competence
Personal trainers take a lot of pride in their ability to know everything about the human body as far as muscles go. In other words, they take a lot of pride in their competence, because last time I checked, you're not going to be a state-certified personal trainer if you are clueless regarding the muscle groups that make up the human body.
You're not going to get the certification you need to practice your craft in any jurisdiction if you do not know how exercise works or if you are completely clueless regarding weight loss.
Sounds good so far? Well, unfortunately, a lot of personal trainers reduce competence to these questions. They think that this is all you need to learn, and you are good to go.
Well, I'm telling you, if this is the essence of the skill sets you need to practice your craft, then you're going to run into problems. Seriously. Why? Most people can figure this out. Most people can wrap their minds around these concepts and do a very decent job walking people through exercises.
They can guide people from one exercise machine to the next. Some even know enough about muscle groups and muscle movement, tissue repair and overall health to help people through weight training.
You have to understand that competence is the starting line. It is the initial base that you have to work with. It is not where you start and stop. Knowing the right information is one thing, knowing how to effectively convey that information so the person you're trying to help truly benefits is another matter entirely.
This is where education comes in. This blog that you are reading gives you the resources you need to become a better explainer.
I know you may be thinking to yourself that you know this stuff like the back of your hands. You know everything about muscle groups, you know everything about weight loss dynamics, you may even know a lot about the biochemical reactions and processes involved in weight loss.
That is all well and good, but the problem is, until and unless you are able to communicate that information in plain English to somebody who can actually carry it out to produce real results in their lives, you're not going to make money. Seriously. You're not going to improve your life.
So in light of this challenge, we have made available all sorts of training resources that enables personal trainers to effectively and quickly teach what would otherwise be complicated and confusing concepts to complete workout newbies.
It doesn't really matter how smart, how experienced or how motivated your customer is, we have the communication skill building resources you need to be the most effective communicator you choose to be.
Pay attention to what I just said. I said, "you choose to be." In other words, we give you all the information, but your level of competence truly depends on how eager you are in stepping your skill levels up as you consume module after module.
In other words, it's all on you. You can go quite far, depending on how well you focus on these materials and how much time you give yourself. Choose wisely.