A Collision of Factors Has Helped Change the Personal Training Profession

A perfect storm has hit the fitness industry allowing personal trainers to be more in demand and receive a higher split in the per session rate. The end result could be a healthier community. 

Recently, I reconnected with an old friend who, like me, has been in the fitness industry for more than a decade. We talked about how things have changed over the years. When we started, fitness was a cult and gyms were mostly filled with gym rats. The owners of these gyms were mainly fitness enthusiasts who cared about little more than keeping the lights on so they had a place to work out. This has all changed.

When I began as a personal trainer, it wasn't seen as a full-tim

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