Can I take the Home Fitness Professionals Association-Home Fitness Training Specialist course and then call myself a trainer?
The Home Fitness Training Specialist course is a continuing education course that focuses on the business of in-home fitness training and mobile fitness training (not necessarily in someones home). Prior to taking this course, it is advisable for aspiting home fitness trainers to possess a strong education in physical education (preferably a bachelors degree) or a base fitness certification from a reputable organization such as one we have had our course approved by. These orga
Is this course approved for continuing education from every base certification you approve?
We have currently submitted and have had our Home Fitness Training Specialist Course approved and we have been awarded the designation of approved continuing education provider by (10) highly regarded fitness certification associations. View the (10) by clicking here
How many hours is your course approved for?
Each of the associations that we have been approved by, has granted us a specific number of continuing education credit hours. That number is based on the specific approval process utilized by each individualized organization. The credit hours that have been granted to us are between (7) and (10). View Continuing Education Hours of each organization by clicking here
Why should I choose the Home Fitness Professionals Association Course and Membership?
In the realm of home fitness training the most highly credentialed and/or experienced trainers do not rise to the top by simply possessing high-level credentials. They absolutely must have the marketing, sales, and business knowledge necessary to be successful as an in the home fitness training professional. For many years in-home fitness trainers have had to go through a mentally torturous and financially draining trial and error process in order to find success as an in-home fitness trainer. The Home Fitness Professionals Association is a continuing education course membership association on a mission to enhance in-home fitness businesses by providing them with business tools and education that can be applied to the real world. Most trainers who decide to start their own in-home fitness training business have good client training and exercise science backgrounds. Unfortunately, they also have absolutely no knowledge of how to run an in-home fitness training business. This Home Fitness Professionals Association is not in competition with any other base fitness certification in existence. It is a specialty course that is in-home training business focused. Our Certification study guide for the Home Fitness Training Professional course places 100% of its focus on helping certified trainers enhance their business skills. In the guide you will be provided with real world, state of the art information from the experiences of many home fitness trainers and other fitness professionals who have business, marketing, and sales, experience and have achieved success in the independent fitness training trenches. Although Exercise science and Client training methodology that is specific to home fitness training will not be discussed in the scope of this study guide, it is definitely can be discussed within the scope of our home fitness forum and you will be able to find some of the best educational courses for in-home training in the educational partners section of this website. MEMBERSHIP DESCRIPTIONS CLICK HERE!
I already have a certification and plenty of training experience in the gym setting, so why would I want to take the Home Fitness Training Specialist course? Isn’t starting and running a successful in-home training business easy?
At first glance starting a home fitness training business appears to be an easy and awesome idea. You are your own boss, which means that you do not have to share your client session fees or answer to anyone. You also do not have to pay start up or reoccurring costs as you would if you owned a personal training studio. You can work the hours you want to. You can work with who you want to. Certainly, it is tempting to start a personal training business, but most simply do not know what they are getting into prior to doing so. Running a successful home fitness business is not easy and it takes a great amount of time, effort, and know-how. Many extremely well-credentialed and experienced commercial fitness trainers set out to become successful in-home trainers. If you are not adequately prepared, then you will find yourself attempting inadequate marketing and sales strategies that simply do not and cannot work for a home training business. If you are ill prepared and lack the running a business experience which is specific to independent fitness training success then you will be in serious trouble! Running your own home fitness business is completely different than training in the commercial gym setting and oftentimes trainers do not realize just how vast those differences truly are. The Home Fitness Professionals Association provides you with a continuing education course and learning experience that is power packed with real world solutions that in-home fitness trainers can immediately put into action. We have been awarded the designation of approved continuing education provider status by several organizations.View Here
Why should we take your course versus other fitness business courses?
This is a running your own in-home/mobile fitness business specific course. Other fitness courses are geared to running a private studio gym, working as a personal trainer in a gym, starting a gym, running a fitness bootcamp, etc. Our vast experiences in the realm of independent training and home fitness equipment sales have afforded us with the great opportunity of learning successful ways of successful home fitness industry professionals that we have interviewed with extensively. Now we are able to pass that once extremely evasive and uncommon knowledge to you.
Why do you have (2) Membership options and what is the difference between them?
You may choose between a Gold and Platinum membership. Both memberships provide you with access to the Home Fitness Training Specialist course, but the Platinum membership provides you with several other benefits as can be seen in our About Memberships area Click Here.
Why is the Home Fitness Professionals Association’s Forum considered a mastermind group setting and why are mastermind groups extremely beneficial for one’s business growth? (Platinum Membership Only)
This is a mastermind group setting platinum member forum because we wanted to make this section exclusive to the most serious, ambitious, and like-minded home fitness trainers in the industry. In this format, trainers can get together amongst themselves to share ideas, find solutions, and learn from each other. People are continually encouraged to network and discuss ideas with each other. You may even announce and describe products, services, and other websites in this section.
What is the find a trainer locator? (Platinum Membership Only)
The find a trainer locator is where trainers can upload their bio and contact information and get placed into a database. This zip code location system can be searched for free by anyone who may be seeking the highest qualified and credentialed home fitness trainers in the industry. Potential clients can search for Home Fitness Professional Association member trainers within a 5,10, or 25 mile radius. Clients will be able to call or email trainers directly. We do not act as a middle man and this is part of the platimum membership so there is never a payment to us.
What is in the Home Fitness Rolodex? (Platinum Membership Only)
This is one aspect of our platinum membership option that we absolutely love and it is an awesome source of information and contacts for many of your Home Fitness business needs. We are continually adding and updating this list that could save you hundreds of hours of research. This list contains contact information for home fitness specialty stores around the country, home fitness equipment manufacturers, fitness associations, fitness trainer certification associations, personal trainer insurance companies, sales websites, and the best sales and marketing websites, blogs, and forums that focus on independent fitness trainers. What is in the Home Fitness Rolodex? (Platinum Membership Only) This is one aspect of our platinum membership option that we absolutely love and it is an awesome source of information and contacts for many of your Home Fitness business needs. We are continually adding and updating this list that could save you hundreds of hours of research. This list contains contact information for home fitness specialty stores around the country, home fitness equipment manufacturers, fitness associations, fitness trainer certification associations, personal trainer insurance companies, sales websites, and the best sales and marketing websites, blogs, and forums that focus on independent fitness trainers.
Why do we provide Platinum members (2) 30-minute private SKYPE consultations? (Platinum Membership Only)
You may want to receive personalized advice about a specific business or training issue and you can ask any questions you like to Jeff Drock MS, CSCS. (He has experience as a certified home fitness trainer and home fitness equipment specialist for more than 10 years. These sessions will allow you to get your fitness business training tailored to your specific needs.
Why do we strongly recommend the optional background checks?
Background Checks are not required but they are highly recommended and can further enhance your credibility. All HFPA members can get a background check for under $20 through SSCI. Since you are entering homes, you do want to make your potential clients as comfortable as possible about hiring you. Along with your great credentials that separate you from the rest of the pack, you can also show potential clients that you have a clean background. Background Check Section