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A Week In The Life Of A Successful Personal Trainer…

07/10/2019
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Most of what separates a poor personal trainer, from an average, to a good, to an amazing personal trainer… is SIMPLY… daily, and weekly habits. 

A bad trainer for example doesn’t really care about their clients results, or service. It’s a job for them, and they are there for one thing… a paycheque.

Whereas an amazing personal trainer, truly loves their work, they are passionate about helping their clients, and will do whatever it takes to get them results, and improve their business.

My Experience…

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Now I’m not going to sit here and say I’m the best personal trainer in the world, I’m not…BUT I know that I’m a damn good personal trainer. 

I know this because I truly care about my clients. I spend hours working on my own coaching skills, reading books, and studying, 

I work weekends, often waking up at 5am on a Saturday and Sunday to improve my service, and write client plans. 

I have a proven track record of results, and have completed over 11,000 x 1-1 coaching sessions. 

I charge a handsome rate for my work, and have a waiting list of clients. I also get on average 25-30 new enquiries per month, with a large percentage coming from referrals. 

I know I’m good at what I do, and now I’m on a mission to help other personal trainers, who are 100% committed to building their own businesses. 

If you’ve landed on this post, and read this far, I know you are committed, because otherwise you wouldn’t be here. 

In this post I’m going to share my weekly routine, to give you an idea of what I do that keeps me on top of my game each week.

Monday

On Monday mornings, and every morning I wake up, I start the day with 30 mins self development: 10 mins mediating (using the app ‘Calm’), 10 mins reading, and then I spend 5 mins saying my affirmations (50 empowering statements), and then finally 5 mins filling out my gratitude diary (writing down 5-10 things I’m grateful for). 

I then write 2 new articles, one for LEP Fitness, and one for PT Business Tips. LEP Fitness is my personal training business, and PT business Tips is my coaching business for fellow Personal trainers. Each article that I write will typically be around 1,000 words each, and it will take me around 2-3 hours to get this work done on Monday morning. 

10am-2pm I do my personal training sessions (3-4 sessions) 

2-3pm I do my own workout and listen to a podcast (usually one by Mark Coles, Phil Learney, or on London Real)

3-3.30pm I eat, shower and chill 

3.30-4.30pm I write 2 social media posts, one for LEP Fitness, and one For PT business Tips, I also respond to emails, DM’s, and other messages on social media. 

4.30pm-8.30pm I do my next lot of personal training sessions (3-4 sessions) 

8.30pm-9pm I tidy my personal training studio, reflect on the day (what’s been good? What could have been better?), and I also plan my next days content. 

9-10pm I shower, or bath, phone off (usually!) and then watch some TV.

Tuesday 

I’ll do my self development (30 mins) 

And instead of writing 2 articles (like on Monday) I’ll spend 2 hours on my business. Usually this involves improving my website, or creating ebooks, resources to improve my service offering, save me time, and improve operating speed. 

Everything else stays the same as Monday, i.e. my sessions, workout, social media posts, evening reflections, etc. 

Wednesday

Same as Tuesday. 

Thursday 

family time with my son

Day off with my son Noah, who’s two years old. I still do my morning self development, BUT I try and dedicate the day to Noah. We play with diggers, toys, tractors, play hide and seek, go to the park, and just have fun!

I love it. It gives me down time away from work, and my family are extremely important to me. 

Whilst I’m with Noah, my other personal trainer for LEP Fitness, Ollie is using the LEP studio and helping clients achieve their goals. 

In the evening, when Noah goes to bed, I’ll often do 2 hours worth of work, adding articles to my site, social media posts, etc. 

Friday

Same as Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Saturday 

I wake up at 5am and this is the time I focus on clients i.e. writing meal plans, workout plans, looking at their results over the last week. Who’s checking in and doing well? Who needs to up their game? What’s going well? What can I improve? How can I be a better coach to my clients next week? etc. 

Whilst I’m working on this, again Ollie will be doing sessions on Saturday mornings. He usually works 7-10am. 

I then workout at 12-1pm, then switch off my phone for 5-6 hours and spend time with my wife and son. Then when Noach goes to sleep (6.30pm), I’ll usually write another social media post for LEP Fitness and PT business tips, and respond to emails. Then from 7.30pm – the phone goes off again, until Sunday morning. 

Sunday 

Same as Saturday. 

I love it…

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You can see that my life is pretty boring really, although I love it! I’m on a mission, and the 3 things I value the most are (in no particular order) are…

#1 Family – my wife, son, and other family (mum, dad, sister, auntie, uncles), friends.

#2 My Own Health & Fitness – working out 6x per week, and looking after my health: weight training, cardio, mobility, diet.

#3 Business – improving my two businesses LEP and PT Business Tips, getting results, increasing my earnings, and working on ways to improve myself through constant and never ending learning, reading, writing, listening, attending courses, and just always progressing.

It’s a simple life, BUT I know what I want, and everything I do is tailored towards achieving my vision. 

Thanks for reading, if any of the things I’ve discussed have resonated, or struck a chord with you… then let’s connect, please get in touch and send me a message.

I would love to help you, and answer any questions you may have. It would also be great to hear about your weekly routine (if you have one).

The bottom line is that I’m on a mission to help other personal trainers. I have the knowledge, wisdom, experience, and passion to help you get a full diary of clients, increase your earnings, and just generally lead an amazingly fulfilled life. 

Thanks again, 

Sheffield fitness trainer

Nick 

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If you’d like to take your personal training business to new heights, get more clients, get fully booked up, increase your earnings, and build an efficient business, that makes you happy, and are proud to show off, then I’d recommend picking up my ebook… The Ultimate Guide To Building Your Personal Training Business – it’s 85 pages and it’s an excellent blueprint, to help you build your personal training business in every way. 

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