08 July

How to Set Realistic Goals for your Personal Training Career

Personal Training Career

Every Trainer knows the importance of setting goals. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned trainer or a recent graduate of NPTI Florida (Orlando/Tampa) locations. Setting goals is crucial for your future success as a Trainer.

Personal Training Goals crucial to success.

Before you start marketing your Personal Training business to new prospects, it’s important that you set specific goals designed to keep you focused. Your goals give you direction and provide a road map of success. Without goals, you may not know which steps are moving your business forward. As a Personal Trainer, we recommend setting three separate goals-short, long and revenue goals.

  • Setting short term goals is a great way to boost your motivation and keep you on track with what needs to be done day in and day out. NPTI Florida recommends setting 90-day short term goals. By doing so, it becomes much easier to determine which actions you must take daily to reach your desired goals. So, if your goal is to sign 15 new clients in the next 90 days, you simply break the goal up to daily, weekly and monthly tasks to track your progress.
  • Long Term goals will give you direction, a better understanding of possible road blocks, and a sense of greater urgency. These goals can be achieved over 2- 5 years and act as the growth plan of your Personal Training business. Its important that you understand what the long-term goals are and how it will grow your business and brand. If your long-term goal is to have a million-dollar personal Training business with 10 trainers working for you? You must break this goal down into smaller goals to see what needs to be accomplished weekly and monthly.
  • Revenue Goals are the most important Goals in your business. NPTI Florida recommends monthly and yearly revenue goal monitoring. To establish revenue goals, you should establish your price points for Training clients. Then you can establish your annual income goals. If you need to earn $100,000.00 a year, you would need to earn approximately $60 per client hour and train a minimum of 40 hours per week. Then you can break that down to a monthly and weekly figure.

Your Career Goals should be defined as follows:
#1 Specific- Stay laser focused and well defined.
#2Measurable-Track your progress every day and be accountable.
#3 Attainable-Make you Goals large enough to motivate you and challenge you daily.
#4 Relevant-Keep your Goals targeted and specific to your Personal Training Business.