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Networking for Personal Trainers

Joining the local chamber of commerce. Some say it’s worth it, some say it’s not. The good news is that you’ll likely be one of, if not the ONLY, personal trainer at the events. I rarely see any other fitness businesses when I go and we live in the richest county in the nation, Loudoun County, VA. So our chamber is large. Naturally, the people that see you often at the events will just assume you are the authority on exercise in the area because they don’t see any other trainers out networking. That may be because most trainers don’t like to get out and do a lot of networking face to face, but it is crucial that you move out of your comfort zone if you hope to meet new people and drum up new prospects. Once you get the hang of it, these activities are actually quite fun. I’ve been a member for over 5 years of our’s. There are other organizations besides local chambers that specialize in professional networking like Business Networking International(BNI) among others. It’s been a good experience, but you need to have a strategy in order to be successful. Continue reading Networking for Personal Trainers