An open letter to BROKE Personal Trainers!

  I was a broke personal trainer.  Yup you heard me!  I was B.R.O.K.E.!  I was making just a tiny bit more than I had at my office job (read about that entrepreneurial transition here) but not enough to move the needle forward in the slightest.   Being broke was the single biggest thing that kept me up at night.  I was constantly worried about paying off this or not being able to afford that.  I was a ball of stress during the holidays when we had to travel and I wasn’t able to meet with clients.  I would work myself up over group dinners and nights out with friends because I didn’t have the money.  It was like a thick heavy blanket was wrapped around my shoulders weighing me down and making me itchy and uncomfortable in every situation.  Let’s just be totally real….being broke sucks!  And what sucks even more is when you don’t have a way to change that!  I remember taking ANY personal training job because if I was working, I was making money.  It didn’t matter if I had to travel for over an hour and had to work with someone who would talk down to me and make me feel bad about myself!  Nope, I would take the job because that meant I was getting paid!  What killed me inside was that this behavior was in direct contrast to my whole method!  Finding BALANCE in life is what I strive to do so why was I completely OUT of balance in this area of my life?  I started to doubt my abilities and purpose as a trainer. I started to believe that I wasn’t meant for more.  I let those negative thoughts seep into every day and I was ready to throw in the towel as a trainer.  My internal dialogue went back and forth between: “Don’t give up on your dreams!!” and “Are you NUTS! This isn’t worth it at all!”  I didn’t know what to do.  At my most frustrated moment, I met my now Beachbody coach Anna Renderer.  Anna was NOT a broke personal trainer!  In fact, she was making money…good money!  She told me all about how she was in my shoes for years and learned about online coaching with Beachbody.  What a novel concept! Continue training, helping people achieve their goals, work on my own schedule and be able to help MORE people!!!!  When I went to bed that night I wasn’t lying awake thinking of all the bills I couldn’t pay.  I was actually thinking about all the ways I could help people succeed.  My mission and purpose was back!!  Since becoming a Beachbody Coach, Ive been able to help more than 100 additional people reach their goals!  If I had confined myself to the wall of a gym or only home training I would have NEVER been able to reach that many lives!  I now work with a dedicated group of people each month!!  I have watched people grow and learn to love themselves maybe for the first time in their life!  I have helped people get back into pre-baby jeans, feel incredible at their wedding, do a push-up for the first time ever, and have control over their life again!  I’ve watched people go through stressful life events that would normally leave them in a puddle on the ground go through it with ease because of the support from the group!   What’s amazing, is it wasn’t just me!  Yes I’m the coach in the group, but every single challenger becomes not only a friend but one of your biggest cheerleaders!  The magic and power of these groups have blown me away!  I’ve watched total strangers lift each other up and encourage one another from across the country.  I’ve seen friendships form and bonds created that are so strong now they will last a lifetime!  And it all started with the decision to commit to their health! Being a trainer means so much more to me now than ever before.  Being able to meet anyone’s needs across the country is so exciting!  Becoming an online coach has allowed me to find that balance in my life that I was missing.  Now I don’t have to take the job one hour away with someone who talks down to me.  I can work from my little desk in Hollywood, or my in-laws living room in Boston, or a hotel room in London!  I can continue to be that guide to help people reach their goals no matter where I am!  I share all of this with you because I feel like I have one of the best kept secrets for personal trainers!  I also feel like I’m doing you a total disservice if I don’t share!  Being a coach has been the best and smartest decision I’ve ever made in my personal training business!  And I encourage you to think about doing it for yourself! Now you might be reading this and thinking about all the fears and reservations you have to start doing this yourself.  Time commitment, money restrictions, will you be good at it, etc.  And all those went through my head too!  But I knew all of those fears paled in comparison to the potential!   I will tell you that like everything in life, what you put into your coaching business you will get out of it!   Coaching takes time like any other business to get off the ground.  But not NEARLY as much time as traditional personal training or your brick and mortar gym!  Knowing what I know now about online coaching and the direction all training is going, I would rather work really hard for the next 3 years to set myself up for the financial security I’ve always wanted than slug it out for the next 40 years on the gym floor.  By becoming a coach and working every day on this business, I have ensured that I am creating the life of income and freedom that I want!  And I’m doing it YEARS ahead of when I traditionally would have reached this!  I’m still working really hard and I’m not where I want to be YET!  But I see where I’m going!  I’m on a path that I know will deliver on my dreams.   Honestly if you’re sick and tired of being a broke personal trainer than we need to talk!  Seriously, we need to talk!  I will help you grow your business, your brand and help you reach the financial goals you’ve wanted!  I’m in a position now where I can CHOOSE my hours and CHOOSE my clients!  When I’m not at the gym I’m coaching people across the nation!  I’m still using my skills and still helping people!   It’s a mission of mine to not only help people achieve their physical goals but I am sick of personal trainers being broke!  It’s just not ok!   Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions! I’m an open book when it comes to Beachbody coaching!  If you’re ready to dive in you can fill out this application and I’ll get in touch right away!   I truly believe we are better together than we are on our own!  Let’s keep changing lives…Together!  xo Becky

 

I was a broke personal trainer.  Yup you heard me!  I was B.R.O.K.E.!  I was making just a tiny bit more than I had at my office job (read about that entrepreneurial transition here) but not enough to move the needle forward in the slightest.  

Being broke was the single biggest thing that kept me up at night.  I was constantly worried about paying off this or not being able to afford that.  I was a ball of stress during the holidays when we had to travel and I wasn’t able to meet with clients.  I would work myself up over group dinners and nights out with friends because I didn’t have the money.  It was like a thick heavy blanket was wrapped around my shoulders weighing me down and making me itchy and uncomfortable in every situation. 

Let’s just be totally real….being broke sucks!  And what sucks even more is when you don’t have a way to change that!  I remember taking ANY personal training job because if I was working, I was making money.  It didn’t matter if I had to travel for over an hour and had to work with someone who would talk down to me and make me feel bad about myself!  Nope, I would take the job because that meant I was getting paid! 

What killed me inside was that this behavior was in direct contrast to my whole method!  Finding BALANCE in life is what I strive to do so why was I completely OUT of balance in this area of my life? 

I started to doubt my abilities and purpose as a trainer. I started to believe that I wasn’t meant for more.  I let those negative thoughts seep into every day and I was ready to throw in the towel as a trainer.  My internal dialogue went back and forth between: “Don’t give up on your dreams!!” and “Are you NUTS! This isn’t worth it at all!”  I didn’t know what to do. 

At my most frustrated moment, I met my now Beachbody coach Anna Renderer.  Anna was NOT a broke personal trainer!  In fact, she was making money…good money!  She told me all about how she was in my shoes for years and learned about online coaching with Beachbody.  What a novel concept! Continue training, helping people achieve their goals, work on my own schedule and be able to help MORE people!!!!  When I went to bed that night I wasn’t lying awake thinking of all the bills I couldn’t pay.  I was actually thinking about all the ways I could help people succeed.  My mission and purpose was back!! 

Since becoming a Beachbody Coach, Ive been able to help more than 100 additional people reach their goals!  If I had confined myself to the wall of a gym or only home training I would have NEVER been able to reach that many lives!  I now work with a dedicated group of people each month!!  I have watched people grow and learn to love themselves maybe for the first time in their life!  I have helped people get back into pre-baby jeans, feel incredible at their wedding, do a push-up for the first time ever, and have control over their life again!  I’ve watched people go through stressful life events that would normally leave them in a puddle on the ground go through it with ease because of the support from the group!  

What’s amazing, is it wasn’t just me!  Yes I’m the coach in the group, but every single challenger becomes not only a friend but one of your biggest cheerleaders!  The magic and power of these groups have blown me away!  I’ve watched total strangers lift each other up and encourage one another from across the country.  I’ve seen friendships form and bonds created that are so strong now they will last a lifetime!  And it all started with the decision to commit to their health!

Being a trainer means so much more to me now than ever before.  Being able to meet anyone’s needs across the country is so exciting!  Becoming an online coach has allowed me to find that balance in my life that I was missing.  Now I don’t have to take the job one hour away with someone who talks down to me.  I can work from my little desk in Hollywood, or my in-laws living room in Boston, or a hotel room in London!  I can continue to be that guide to help people reach their goals no matter where I am! 

I share all of this with you because I feel like I have one of the best kept secrets for personal trainers!  I also feel like I’m doing you a total disservice if I don’t share!  Being a coach has been the best and smartest decision I’ve ever made in my personal training business!  And I encourage you to think about doing it for yourself!

Now you might be reading this and thinking about all the fears and reservations you have to start doing this yourself.  Time commitment, money restrictions, will you be good at it, etc.  And all those went through my head too!  But I knew all of those fears paled in comparison to the potential!  

I will tell you that like everything in life, what you put into your coaching business you will get out of it!   Coaching takes time like any other business to get off the ground.  But not NEARLY as much time as traditional personal training or your brick and mortar gym!  Knowing what I know now about online coaching and the direction all training is going, I would rather work really hard for the next 3 years to set myself up for the financial security I’ve always wanted than slug it out for the next 40 years on the gym floor.  By becoming a coach and working every day on this business, I have ensured that I am creating the life of income and freedom that I want!  And I’m doing it YEARS ahead of when I traditionally would have reached this! 

I’m still working really hard and I’m not where I want to be YET!  But I see where I’m going!  I’m on a path that I know will deliver on my dreams.  

Honestly if you’re sick and tired of being a broke personal trainer than we need to talk!  Seriously, we need to talk!  I will help you grow your business, your brand and help you reach the financial goals you’ve wanted!  I’m in a position now where I can CHOOSE my hours and CHOOSE my clients!  When I’m not at the gym I’m coaching people across the nation!  I’m still using my skills and still helping people!  

It’s a mission of mine to not only help people achieve their physical goals but I am sick of personal trainers being broke!  It’s just not ok!  

Please feel free to contact me and ask any questions! I’m an open book when it comes to Beachbody coaching!  If you’re ready to dive in you can fill out this application and I’ll get in touch right away!  

I truly believe we are better together than we are on our own!  Let’s keep changing lives…Together! 

xo
Becky