5 Reasons Why Personal Training SUCKS as a Career

5 Reasons Why Personal Training SUCKS as a Career

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Sure, personal training is an admirable career path, providing a great service to people who want to improve their health and get stronger…BUT these are the reasons WHY becoming a personal trainer may not be for everyone. These are the 5 Reasons Personal Training SUCKS as a career.

Strength Coach Brian Klepacki, MS, CSCS has been “personal training” people for over 15 years. He’s not your average personal trainer, he went to college for it, got a Masters degree in Exercise Science, is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA which is pretty much the pinnacle of certs. He’s also certified to do the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) which is used with high level athletes to assess their movement patterns.

Do you agree with this list of 5 Reasons PT Sucks? How about some of them? Please leave us some comments and questions below, we want to hear from you regarding this topic, especially if you’ve been training clients for years.

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  1. CoopyKat on July 3, 2022 at 1:46 am

    I once considered being a personal trainer – I knew somebody that was and went through everything you discussed in this video. It really isn’t worth it at all.

  2. Marko 91 on July 3, 2022 at 1:46 am

    Tottaly agreed with you man !
    Very true

  3. Kc Wortham on July 3, 2022 at 1:48 am

    Gotta listen to the positives and the negative side when considering a career so this information is invaluable πŸ™πŸΏ

  4. maureen vallieres on July 3, 2022 at 1:51 am

    Thanks πŸ’ͺ

  5. Samual Vansico on July 3, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Screw you bro. I am 23 and fitness has been a daily part of my life since I was 14. I work as a Lawn care professional and Budtender and I want to help people!!! You sound like YOU are in it for the money mr $150 an hour. 🀣🀣

  6. Jeremy Sousa on July 3, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Sounds better than Buffalo wilds wings πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

  7. Jackie B on July 3, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Kinda a downer lol
    Of course people gunna want your advice when they find out your a trainer
    And being less healthy and not working out would be your personal choice omg dude
    Sounds like maybe you should re train and find another career cause you just a massive downer I wouldn’t hire you as my trainer because you seem very uninterested in it

  8. Diara Kazemi on July 3, 2022 at 1:55 am

    So so helpful thank you

  9. Zeynep D on July 3, 2022 at 1:55 am

    I would definitely have a 60 year old experienced accomplished trainer over a 25 year old commercial minded good talker πŸ˜†

  10. adan zavala on July 3, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Sounds to me as though someone can’t stand that his clients are turning to "less educated" personal trainers. If someone wants to have an aesthetically desired physique and live a better quality of life because of it, they’re gunna turn (and be sold) to a charismatic and athletic looking (buff) salesman. The average person doesn’t wanna pay for a ‘strength coach’ or whatever you wanna call yourself just because you can spit out all kinds of textbook lingo, and confuse them with fancy kinesiology terms. Should have chosen a better college major; you would have saved a fortune on student loan debt, and wouldn’t have to scam your clients.

  11. FEDERICO DOMANICO on July 3, 2022 at 1:55 am

    Pros and cons are in every job.

  12. Nicholas Offutt on July 3, 2022 at 1:58 am

    This is one of the worst youtube videos ive ever seen, sounds like you’re projecting your own failures as a trainer more than anything. Big crybaby. i see why you’re making YouTube videos complaining rather than actually being the trainer you say you are

  13. Adaptive Boxing Training Club on July 3, 2022 at 2:01 am

    Good video and topic.

  14. Elizabeth Perez on July 3, 2022 at 2:07 am

    I love training and I’ve been thinking of gotten my personal training certificate so im trying to find out information about it, of course I want to make money but this video didnt help me at all sad

  15. We Make Highlight Tapes on July 3, 2022 at 2:08 am

    I’ve never complained about someone asking for tips or exercises when I’m not working…I just invite them to come workout..

  16. Bob Mannion on July 3, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Sounds like you in it for all the wrong reasons lol. Crazy negative video prolly not tryna have to compete with anyone

  17. Sander Sylta on July 3, 2022 at 2:11 am

    yeah okay, no, cuz fuck you. honestly, wtf even is this video. "Personal training SUCK" "i love it, i still do it, BUT it might not me for you". SHUT UP. not your place to tell people not to become a PT. It is almost like you do not want competition. your reason arent even valid. jeez this man.

  18. Danny Mo on July 3, 2022 at 2:13 am

    This guy sucks so much lol

  19. John Rossiter on July 3, 2022 at 2:14 am

    1. Time
    2. Money
    3. Social life
    4. Become less healthy
    5. Short career

  20. Al shareea gym by Coach karlina on July 3, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Well so many client to much asking and drama and talk tomuch and ask tomuch question

  21. Aidan Jaschik on July 3, 2022 at 2:15 am

    Booooo! I stopped at #2. How can you tell people watching this video "It can be a successful career but chances are..not for you"
    Don’t listen to this guy..help build the conciousness not keep it stationary and stangnat. If it’s your passion then run with the ball as fast as you possibly can and don’t stop when you hear people like this say things like that.

  22. Robert Romero on July 3, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Time: have them buy packages and pre pay before scheduling.
    Pay: if your actually good results will help your pay scale
    Social life: sure i would love to help you with any problems, let me show you my program pricings
    Less healthy: dont take clients who conflict with sleep, work out with your clients dumb dumb. Jeeze you have a masters and cant figure this stuff out?

  23. J on July 3, 2022 at 2:18 am

    I did once have a consultation with an older trainer who was not in very good shape (he had a bit of a belly, etc.). At the very least, a trainer should be in better condition than the average person, I would think!! This guy didn’t seem very fit at all.

    As someone who has a flexible schedule, I have also known a couple of trainers who expected you to work around THEIR schedule, which was so sh* te; shifting my regular appointments at the last minute to fill up gaps in their schedule or suit their family carpool, not my own schedule. This is so unfair to your paying clients!! If trainers put themselves first all of the time, it WILL come across to the client and you will not develop a loyal clientele, which will hurt you in the long run!

    Later on, I worked with an EXCELLENT trainer who owned his own outfit. He was top-notch, and never ever shifted my appointments and always gave 110% (I got in great shape with him too).

    My advice to young trainers if you truly want to make this into a career, is to have a goal of running your own outfit and make sure you put your clients FIRST. I think the important thing is to select a location where you aren’t paying too much for rent but still can get a good mid- and upper-mid-range clientele going. If you are clever about your pricing and offerings, you will be very successful.

    For example, my trainer offered super-tough 30-minute sessions but allowed you to tack on 15 minutes of free stairclimber to make it 45. That way, he could either do TWO sessions an hour or get some time off between clients to do paperwork and other tasks. I think he priced things that way to make the sessions more affordable (short 30-minute sessions priced cheaper than 45 minutes, yet he allowed you to still get a full 45-minute workout by tacking on cardio) for the area he was in, which offered cheaper rent than more premium locations. He also offered small-group training, which presumably was more profitable to him on an hourly basis and always had one or two trainers working for him on a part-time basis. From what I could tell he was very successful and although I have moved away, years on he is still in the same location with an active business.

    Anyway, just some thoughts.

  24. Hello123 on July 3, 2022 at 2:19 am

    https://youtu.be/hAfd4eKH0j4 10 best personal trainers in the world!

  25. tanvi k on July 3, 2022 at 2:20 am

    Hi I am working as software engineer for 10 years….I want to do anything other than staring at computer screen whole day…..I love fitness but having age 41 and also an introvert person….I think if I do trainer course atleast I will get knowledge

  26. Maggie Kay on July 3, 2022 at 2:22 am

    I wouldn’t say the money is great. Some places are paid by session, with minimum working hours. If you don’t have clients you don’t get paid, although you might have one 30 minutes later. As in 8 hour day but only 6 sessions. A whole hour you’re not paid.

  27. Whatspoppin on July 3, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Lmao this guy’s a hater all the degrees don’t make you good its doing it yourself for so long and then teaching people that’s the best degree and btw you don’t look like a personal trainer more like a math teacher

  28. habib Adji on July 3, 2022 at 2:25 am

    Hi coach. I am nearly 50 years omd.and i am really motivated in becoming a coach.despite my age so pleade give me spme tools that i can include in my training.thanks.

  29. Ernesto Hernandez on July 3, 2022 at 2:25 am

    This guy is thinking small that’s why
    Become very famous social media trainer. Get as many sponsors as posible for everything you can think of. That’s source of income or a way to get by with free stuff for the company you are promoting. On top of that your clients.
    But one thing he’s right tho, if you are in it just for the money then it’s not for you

  30. george rafa on July 3, 2022 at 2:25 am

    #3 was the whiniest shit I’ve ever seen. Wow

  31. Rachel Anderson on July 3, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Appreciate the honesty πŸ‘πŸ‘

  32. mason appalachiantrail on July 3, 2022 at 2:26 am

    Would it be better to get into home exercise/care/nutrition for older people?

  33. Teller Camille on July 3, 2022 at 2:27 am

    My best personal trainer was in his late forties and he knew far more than my trainers who were in their twenties and thirties. Also I love being asked fitness questions

  34. Bej E on July 3, 2022 at 2:28 am

    If personal training sucks! Your in the wrong business my friend. It takes a very special person to have that type of passion & dedication to help other improve their life. You have to understand the industry to make it in the industry.

  35. Owl Child on July 3, 2022 at 2:28 am

    All these bitchers and whiners… this is what happens when you find out you were never the savage animal you thought you was… number 5, bro? Shit, if you old and looking like that old sly silver fox, you devil, let me in on that. I’ll take Horton and Schwarzenegger over you anytime!

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  37. habib Adji on July 3, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Hi coach

  38. zeerahh on July 3, 2022 at 2:31 am

    You shouldn’t post this shit it doesnt suck lol

  39. Kaminski on July 3, 2022 at 2:32 am

    I work as a doctor full time and as a personal trainer part time. I’m never been disappointed from training people even that I live in Albania and here is a poor country with just a little people who offer money for training. But like every job has its own disadvantages sometimes becomes boring by routine or too demanding to handle.

  40. Fire_and_time on July 3, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Deposit a check at the bank? This is 2022 no one does that. Use your phone.

  41. Mark R on July 3, 2022 at 2:36 am

    I’m passionate about exercise and diet but not as a career, now. Great video, thank you.

  42. Varisara Phiratthitikon on July 3, 2022 at 2:36 am

    thank you!

  43. Kc Wortham on July 3, 2022 at 2:38 am

    I mean I see alot of these comments and I think most of them are missing the point this is real world experiences that any wide eye optimistic aspiring pt should consider it’s not to discredit the Industry.

  44. Brandi Smith on July 3, 2022 at 2:38 am

    Good to know….thanks for sharing

  45. Cody Paul on July 3, 2022 at 2:41 am

    Your fucked lol

  46. Jorge's Multiverse on July 3, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Try working as a plumber for a 24/7 company…

  47. kerim guven on July 3, 2022 at 2:43 am

    Thanks I just now decided to become a personal PT in Australia so I didn’t truly expect this to be the result πŸ˜… but thanks for your experience really appreciate your opinion about the industry. Thank you 😊

  48. Nitesh Raj on July 3, 2022 at 2:44 am

    True. Iam feel the same as a personal trainer.

  49. Riley Red on July 3, 2022 at 2:44 am

    I dont really listen to β€œReAsOnS WhY tHiS cArEeR sUcKs” videos anymore cause in reality most jobs suck and lead to bad health. Its really up to the individual what works best for you.

  50. Michelle Sweeny on July 3, 2022 at 2:45 am

    I am a yoga teacher and thinking about getting neta certification. How would this improve my yoga teaching career? I don’t know much about personal training but I am interested in teaching private yoga lessons