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Stop Struggling Paycheck-To-Paycheck As A Fitness Professional

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Stop Struggling Paycheck-To-Paycheck As A Fitness Professional

Many fitness professionals work extremely hard. For example, they can see five to ten clients a day as a personal trainer in order to get paid for each session. However, if a client reschedules, one doesn’t work, so they don’t get paid. A personal trainers’ primary income depends on the clients and themselves showing up to every appointment.

This type of in-person work dependency can be challenging both financially and physically. If one is sick or takes a vacation and does not see clients, will he/she still get paid? Or does one just work extra hard, picking up more clients prior to their holiday in order to make up for the fact that he/she will not be working while on vacation.

Getting out of this paycheck to paycheck rut can seem overwhelming and unavailable. However, it’s not. You can stop struggling paycheck to paycheck as a fitness professional and have the machine working for you. You do not have to be the only machine that works to get paid.

Scott Aaron, Health, Wellness, and Prosperity Coach and Fitness Professional, used to live paycheck to paycheck and have fear in taking time off from work because he wasn’t sure how he would pay his bills when he came back. Aaron was “trading the most valuable commodity, which is Time.” In addition, he was only helping one person per session and not reaching the masses. He had a limited voice and minimal freedom in his career.

Now, he is helping tons of people daily and leveraging his time where he has freedom to travel, spend time with his family, and enjoy other activities he loves to do. What is his secret?

There are 3 ways to not live paycheck to paycheck. They all involve having multiple streams of income.


1. Network Marketing. Through network marketing, Aaron has made a personal development journey with a compensation plan attached and it is one powerful way to increase your income while freeing up your time and energy.


2. Online Coaching. Providing online nutrition and fitness coaching, Aaron is able to develop programs for hundreds of people and not be stuck to just one-on-one training.


3. Partnering with Health & Wellness Companies. Partnering with corporations can help increase your clientele reach and possibly include more affiliate options.

Aaron inspires us and states, “everyone has greatness inside. We’re taught as kids to dream big. We need a vehicle to live the life we want. Finding that vehicle can result in prosperity, joy, and daily freedom.”

Time to let go of the stress that you need to be present every day or else you won’t get paid. Focus on finding multiple streams of income through network marketing, online coaching, or partnering with others and you’ll find the freedom you need to be liberated.

Sarah Koszyk is the founder of Family. Food. Fiesta. A family-based wellness program and recipe blog where she also conducts cooking videos with kids and provides families with healthy living tips. She is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Coach where she specializes in sports nutrition and adult and pediatric weight management. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, or LinkedIn. Sarah is also in charge of hiring employees and contractors.

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