3 Reasons Stay-at-Home Moms Make Perfect Personal Trainers

Many women put their careers on hold to stay at home while the kids are young. This is a choice they make willingly because they are responsible parents who are lucky enough to struggle by with the husband’s income. It is widely known that we have gone from a generation where television raised our kids to a generation of the Internet raising our youth.

This is why so many career oriented women choose to stay home during their children’s formative years. What if you could do both? What if you could maintain a career from home without interfering with your job as mom? If you are athletic, you just might want to consider a home-based business as a personal trainer.

1. You Can Set Your Own Hours

The very first consideration for working from home is that you can literally set your own hours. You can schedule sessions with your clients around your kids’ schedules. Some women train at nap times while others schedule clients when dad is at home to watch the kids. Some hire part-time teenagers to mind the little ones while they are working with clients. If you work for yourself, from your own home, you can set any schedule you’d like and being the boss, no one can tell you to punch a clock!

2. A Good Living Wage

If you look at the figures on the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) website, you’ll see that personal trainers make a good living wage. The median for a full time employed trainer is somewhere around $46,000 a year. Of course, you will be in business for yourself but the average fee you can charge is at least $20 per hour. Most personal trainers charge much more, however, so keep that in mind.

If you saw 2 clients a day, 5 days a week and took a 2-week vacation, you would net $300 a week or $15,000 a year if you charged $30 an hour. That is not an unreasonable fee. Now what if you saw 4 clients a day? That would net you $30,000 and that would help your husband immensely, giving you extra money for all those little things you’d like to do around the house.

If you want to learn more about salaries in other countries, check out the Salaries Hub website. Even if your husband got transferred overseas, you could pick up again where you land!

3. A Home Fitness Room Enables You to Truly Stay at Home!

If you are an athletic mom, chances are you already have a fitness room in your home. Put this room to good use by seeing clients to bring in that extra income. The kids are always going to be just a room or two away and you don’t need to worry about leaving them in the care of anyone but family. You chose to be a stay at home mom so that you could personally mold their futures, so working from home is ideal. If you don’t have a fitness room, a few pieces of equipment will do at first as you make money to add to your training room.

You can be a stay-at-home mom and a career woman all at the same time, and this is just one avenue to explore. If you’re athletic, why not take advantage of your natural skills? With obesity on the rise, you will be in great demand no matter where you live.

Thank to Eleonora Lazaroska

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