Is Personal Training a sustainable business model?

After conducting several interviews with some of the top PT's in South Africa, I uncovered some intriguing insights as to both the joys and the challenges these professional trainers have to face on a daily basis. In this post, I plan to share these findings and answer the question if a career as a Personal Trainer is a sustainable business model.

Lets look at some of the benefits of being a PT

I believe people are attracted to this career for a number of reasons. Working as a personal trainer, you have the opportunity to help people transform their lives by guiding them on becoming fitter, stronger and healthier. This is hugely satisfying ​and possibly the primary driver why people chose this industry as their profession.

Another benefit of becoming a PT coach is that one gets to own and manage their own business. A PT coach effectively answers to himself/herself and nobody else and this is particularly ​favored by people ​with an entrepreneurial spirit who have no desire to work in the corporate sector.