I'm thinking of becoming a fitness trainer or coach of some sort on the side. Does anyone have experience in the field or do this on the side? How have your experiences been? And which certifications would you go for? My degree is in finance and I'm not going back to school so I know a few are off limits to me. My colleague Gymbro used to be a trainer and recommended NASM. I'm also interested in the Onnit cert and the Primal Blueprint cert. My wife does have a kinesiology degree and we could eventually become like a health coaching team of some sort.
I'm in pretty good shape now and know a lot about health and whatnot and I would get into even better shape and be like properly about that fitness life. I think it'd be fun and Gymbro told me you can make very good money once you're established. I think I'd like to go more the "be your own boss" route as opposed to working at a gym, which I realize is more difficult.
Gymbro said you just get in shape, start putting videos on social media, and you can advertise classes on Craigslist. You see a dozen people on the beach swinging some kettlebells around for half an hour and that's $30 or whatever per person multiplied by all those people... and all you did was work out on a Sunday morning. Sounds sweet. Startup cost isn't that bad and worst case scenario: I have some good knowledge for life and maybe I'll figure out how to better address my own back issues as well.
Would love to get your guys' feedback/opinios.