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Old 04-27-2009, 12:01 PM
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Hello, I am a Personal Trainer currently in Boston and thinking about moving. I want to move out of Boston because of three reasons.

1) I've been here too long and want a new experience
2) I hate the winter
3) People just aren't friendly

I have seen Jupiter briefly and it was beautiful. I am a 30 year old single guy and would prefer to live in an apartment vs. a condo.

I'm curious about opinions around the following about the West Palm area.

1) demographics
2) price (my range is probably $1k - $1,500/month)
3) fitness levels/interest in the area
4) is it a friendly place?

I'm a nutrition and corrective exercise specialist if that means anything. I work really well with people new to fitness or athletes who are injured.

Any comments/thoughts/experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Last edited by 2goldens; 04-28-2009 at 07:45 AM.. Reason: Moved from PSL to Palm Beach
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:18 PM
Location: Ft. Pierce, FL
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Nick, try Port St Lucie. There is HUGE demographic for golf related fitness and conditioning re-hab. Contact PGA and inquire about there Port St Lucie facilities. Also, PSL has a very large retirement population, so your background in nutrition could be used in that regard. Good luck
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Old 04-28-2009, 10:22 AM
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If you are looking to make a living down here as a Pers. Trainer. look to a more affulent area where the clientel is willing to pay. I don't think you will find that in PSL. It is not an area that I would recommend going to, you would probably do better in West Palm.
I currently live in the Space Coast and much of the fitness industry here is dominated by the Hospitals that do not pay. ($15 to $20 per hour) I'm sure that is a big pay cut from where you are at. I'm from the North too, so it was a real shock to me. People down here pay very little for Club memberships. It has been my experience that retirees don't want to pay much for services.
Do your your homework before moving down here. Lots of Physical Therapy practationers that will be your competation.The economy here is not good, You need to be in an area where you can earn a living. I did much better up north than down here. Good luck!
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