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24forMore

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Personal Training - Side Hustle for that extra dough
« on: February 16, 2020, 03:28:32 PM »
Hi everyone,

I've recently been thinking about how I could supplement my base salary. I've thought a bit about being a personal trainer at night.

I have been lifting weights for 6+ years and I'm a patient teacher. I'm wondering if others on here have done this side hustle. If it was just 1-2 hours at night a couple days a week it'd be perfect - meaning I don't even want a ton of clients.

For the mustachians who have done some personal training, what did you think? If I were to pursue this side hustle, what personal training certificate should I obtain? Thanks, SaveonMockakon.

jmwagner5

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Re: Personal Training - Side Hustle for that extra dough
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2020, 05:11:30 PM »
I've seen this work for some of my coworkers in the past but in order to keep the time down to 1-2 hours per day they had to train classes instead of with individual clients.  So it was usually something at 5AM before work or something at 5PM or 6PM after work.  YMMV but it can be a nice way to earn some extra money and set healthy boundaries with the work place since you have to leave for another commitment. 

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Re: Personal Training - Side Hustle for that extra dough
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 10:45:03 PM »
If youíre doing this part time, one client at a time, not sure itíll be worth it and youíll have to hustle to find, keep and replace clients. My suggestion is to think of doing group classes. Particularly outdoor training. Youíre going to need personal indemnity insurance though in case anyone gets hurt, you donít want to be sued and lose everything. Ideally you have a PT certificate or training of some kind, thatís time and money.

Another option, which I always recommend is to train as a masseur. They charge more, easier to get clients and itís also a portable career. Of course you have to pay for that training too. And have insurance.

Oh, youíll also need to set yourself up as a business so paperwork and taxes.

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Re: Personal Training - Side Hustle for that extra dough
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 11:10:15 PM »
I run a garage gym. But I didn't start there, and nor should you.

You have to spend a fair bit of time outside sessions chasing people up to get them to show up, finding new clients, sorting out the space you use, doing paperwork, and so on. A while back I did this vid on becoming a personal trainer. It's half an hour, but I think it's worth spending half an hour to get a genuine idea of what's involved.
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