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Old 02-26-2009, 10:08 PM
 
Location: ohio
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hey im 18 years old and a personal trainer i live in ohio right now and want to move to cali or florida this summer if florida then miami if cali then LA or san diego, im a personal trainer so finding work should not be much of a problem in either places am i right? also i know it is expensive to rent in both places so i wouldnt have a problem haveing room mates. does anyone have any suggestions or opinions/advice? thanks alot, Mike
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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so finding work should not be much of a problem in either places am i right?
Why do you want to move?

Ninety five percent of your success will be your ability to sell your services. It isn't hard to be a personal trainer; the challenge lies in convincing people to give you money so you can tell them 95% of what they already know or could google in five minutes.

Miami will be cheaper.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:55 AM
 
Location: City of Angels
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The personal training market in LA is very competitive. You'll probably have to get a job at a large chain gym like 24 Hour Fitness or Bally's initially to get some experience under your belt and to build your reputation and following.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:10 AM
 
Location: ohio
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Why do you want to move?

Ninety five percent of your success will be your ability to sell your services. It isn't hard to be a personal trainer; the challenge lies in convincing people to give you money so you can tell them 95% of what they already know or could google in five minutes.

Miami will be cheaper.
i want to move because i want to get out of ohio and want a big change and cali or florida are 2 of the places ive always wanted to live.and i might not have a 4 year degree like some trainers but im not 6'1 185 pounds like alot of them either im 6'3 245 at the moment and low body fat, so i know what im doing, so im hopeing thats 1 thing that will help me get clients there.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, WI
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Wasn't this just covered?...
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:43 AM
 
Location: South Bay
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"fitness bootcamps" are all the rage right now in LA and i see them all the time near the beach and at local parks during the pre-work and post-work hours. I also see ads for these classes posted on phone/power line poles all over the city. A lot of the trainers even get decals for their cars. Needless to say, the market is saturated. Like someone else said, you are probably better off getting a job with a gym and building a clientele base before starting out on your own. With all of the competition here, it will probably be difficult to attract clients considering how young you are. I'm sure it's possible, but it will take a lot of hard work and you'll need to be prepared with a "plan B" in case things don't go as expected.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:00 PM
 
Location: ohio
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"fitness bootcamps" are all the rage right now in LA and i see them all the time near the beach and at local parks during the pre-work and post-work hours. I also see ads for these classes posted on phone/power line poles all over the city. A lot of the trainers even get decals for their cars. Needless to say, the market is saturated. Like someone else said, you are probably better off getting a job with a gym and building a clientele base before starting out on your own. With all of the competition here, it will probably be difficult to attract clients considering how young you are. I'm sure it's possible, but it will take a lot of hard work and you'll need to be prepared with a "plan B" in case things don't go as expected.
ya i plan to start out at a gym, i just hope i make enough it would be nice to find decent place in long beach
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Burbank
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i want to move because i want to get out of ohio and want a big change and cali or florida are 2 of the places ive always wanted to live.and i might not have a 4 year degree like some trainers but im not 6'1 185 pounds like alot of them either im 6'3 245 at the moment and low body fat, so i know what im doing, so im hopeing thats 1 thing that will help me get clients there.

Trust me, there are thousands of people in LA trying to do that same thing. Florida is probably a better bet.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Northern Arizona
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Actually, Florida is about on-par with California in terms of job loss and a stalled economy.
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Old 02-27-2009, 01:46 PM
 
Location: ohio
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Trust me, there are thousands of people in LA trying to do that same thing. Florida is probably a better bet.
ya probably, florida seems a little cheaper, and im only 18 so after ive saved some more money and i have more experiance as a trainer then i can always move to LA or san diego. thanks everyone
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