Key Point #4: Teach the Teachers

As a Master trainer, you learn better by teaching. This method allows you to understand better because you continually refresh your knowledge. You should always share your knowledge with younger trainers as your craft grows.

  • Master the arts.
  • Acknowledge your faults.
  • Study
  • Teach to others.
  • Engage with people better than you.
  • Re-educate yourself on the basics.

Master the arts: I chose to learn group exercise, small group training, and one-on-one Training.

As a master trainer, you will have to train any and everyone to be successful. Ensure you are more than just certified. Master the art of fitness and learn as many skills as you can. Once you have learned them, you can create the training style that sets you apart. This can only be done by mastering the arts. What are the arts of fitness? Yoga, H.I.I.T (high intensity interval training), bodybuilding, functional Training, and sports-specific training.

Acknowledge your faults: You can't be good at something without being bad at something first.

You must know what you are good at and what you need to work on to be a master trainer. For example, I was very inflexible, so I chose to study yoga. This would allow me to strengthen myself in areas where I was once weak and give me a brand-new skillset to help my clients. Once you acknowledge your faults, you can fix them.

Study: This is easy.

Study your craft. Break out your old personal training books and refresh your mind. Remember, a master archer doesn't stop shooting arrows because they have hit many bullseyes.

Teach to others: Continue to teach what you know to others, not just trainers or clients.

Give fitness advice to everyone who asks. It doesn't matter who it is; help them. The more you get into the teaching habit, the better you become at it.

Engage with people better than you: A master becomes a master in the company of other masters.

Ensure you keep a team of more intelligent trainers around you. You must be able to pull knowledge from them whenever you need it.

Re-educate yourself on the basics: Like the archer analogy, you don't want to lose sight of the basics.

As a master trainer, getting someone in shape doesn't always take the most intricate workout ever created—the simple stuff, such as push-ups and squats, work just fine. A master trainer doesn't need tricks, only knowledge, and you will always succeed if you have extensive experience in the basics. Re-educating yourself on the basics is just practice. Try to design a routine with no weights, only body weight.

How many exercises can you do in a room by yourself? What can you come up with? This exercise allows you to break down the body's basic movements before adding weights or other equipment to a fitness routine.

This drill helps you utilize spacing.

Challenge yourself with more questions like this; the crazier, the better; that way, you can put yourself in a more creative mindset and reeducate yourself easier.