I’ve been lurking for quite a while and normally don’t have much to say, however I’d like to get some thoughts from strength coaches/personal trainers out there.
Recently I’ve been thinking about where I’d like my career to go and I’m really questioning if S&C and fitness is still what I want work in. I’ve been out of college for a couple years and have worked in 2 sports training centers, 1 large chain gym as a trainer, and even a season with a pro team. I’m wondering if it’s just me or are some of these issues common for people who work in the industry. I guess I’m trying to figure out if these things are just issues I’ll have to deal with, or if I should get into another field.
Personal Training: Trainers who have people doing what is “IN”, rather than what is best for their clients, but get more clients because their training looks more fun.
Youth Sports Training: Training centers that charge hundreds of dollars to train kids who should be playing on the playground.
If you work as a trainer, and have things that you don’t like in the industry, what do you do?