Setting up a PT Business….what do I need?

Setting up a PT Business….what do I need?

Setting up a small PT (Personal Training Sessions) outfit and running classes is not as expensive as you would think. Using the great outdoors or someone’s large back yard or hiring a community hall is an inexpensive way of starting out without the huge expense of a purpose built studio. Equipment does not need to be extravagant. Look at the large retail sport stores in your area and consider running a circuit for small groups of 10-15 people three times a week in both the early mornings and late evenings. Charging $10.00 per head per session can easily generate $900 for 6 hours work.  There is also a big market for the over 50’s who in most cases are cashed up and wanting to stay fit and healthy. What you will need is: a chair for squats, some small dumbbells for bicep curls, triceps extension, shoulder press, some bands for rows, (use a tree or pole) a bench for bench press, a skipping rope, 2 cones to do shuttle runs, a yoga mat for sit ups, a box for step ups, a whistle for letting people know when it is time to move to the next exercise and a beat box and CDS containing some popular tracks that suit your clientele’s era. Add in, and change exercises ensuring anaerobic exercises are interspersed with some aerobic activity. I.E. Skipping, shuttle runs and even a one on one boxing station which will allow you to interact with each participant as they transverse the circuit. Warm up should be dynamic arm and leg swings with walking and jogging to get their bodies working before starting the circuit. Another fun twist is adding in the HOKEY POKEY and MEXICAN HAT dance for some laughter and change of pace. Use your imagination to add some innovative activities as the classes’ progress. Introduce some old time dancing. You may want to also turn this into a social event offering morning and afternoon tea finishing with tea, coffee and some light refreshments such as fruit.

By

John Hart

“Master’s In Education” (Disability) Newcastle University Australia

“Grad Cert Education” Newcastle University Australia

“Diploma Fitness/Recreation”

“Diploma of Sport and Recreation”

“Cert 4 Personal Training”

“Level 1 Strength and Conditioning Coach”

Member of ASCA (Australian Strength and Conditioning Association)

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