Be determined. Be individual. Be YOU! - Mollie Powney
I was brought up with the quote ‘Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life’, so that is exactly what I did. I left school at 16, I started work experience at Life and Sole and worked up the ladder. I was the youngest Personal Trainer in Scotland at aged 16, and now 5 years later I specialise in Strength and Conditioning for athletes and also rehabilitation for chronic conditions and maintenance for the elderly.
I am now the assistant manager of Life and Sole and run the business along with Dan Foster, the owner. We entered the industry from different angles, I studied over the course of several years, whilst working at the gym. Dan completed his qualifications through college and then went straight into full time work.
We are both passionate about helping people, any age and any stage! We work well together and continue to improve the facility we have created over the last few years.
If you want to join this incredibly rewarding industry, one thing to ask yourself is, ‘what makes me different’. There are a lot of Personal Trainers out there, what makes you stand out from the crowd?
Answer… Just be yourself. As cliché as it sounds, people buy into people. So build relationships with clients, other PT’s, people who will encourage you and help you grow. Upskill, always be learning in order to become a successful trainer. Find something you are passionate about within the industry because that passion will come across in your training and will set you above the rest.
Being new to the industry means there are a lot more opportunities. With the advent of Lockdown, this has brought new opportunities to aspiring Personal trainers from the comfort of their own home or studio. Allowing you to cater to clients all over the world, whether it be 1 to 1 training or a full class. Get yourself online posting about your achievements and results. Be determined, be motivated, be driven to succeed!
You are the power house of your business.