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How to Become a Strength Coach in 6 Not So Easy Steps

Updated on October 1, 2015

How to Become a Strength Coach

Thinking of how to become a strength coach? Thinking about what it takes to make a living as a strength coach? Well, starting any coaching career is a process that requires specific steps, and it is no different for a strength coach.

Are these steps easy? Not really. Do they require a large investment of time and money? A little bit of money and some time. If you follow the steps, will you begin earning lots of money and be able to live the life of your dreams? Well, that all depends!

Coaching is Not a Get Rich Scheme

f you are thinking about how to become a strength coach, you are probably not thinking about private jets, limousines, and mansions in the Hamptons. You are thinking about a good, solid career where you get to help others, apply your passion for exercise and fitness, and make a good living helping others.

Can you make piles of money as a coach? Well, some do, but that should not be the reason for thinking about how to become a strength coach.

Where Can You Find Jobs as a Strength Coach?

  • Professional Sports. This is the top of the career pyramid for many people. A job in professional sports brings with it good money, professional recognition, personal satisfaction, a glamorous environment, and the envy of your family and friends.
  • College or high school sports. Certainly not as glamorous as professional sports, but there are more jobs available and you still get to ply your trade with dedicated athletes.
  • Private setting. You can work for a company or set out on your own as a coaching entrepreneur. The pay usually starts low, but builds up as you gain experience, clients, and a good reputation.

How to Become a Strength Coach in 6 Not So Easy Steps

  • Get educated. You won't get into high school, college, or professional sports without a college degree – and an advanced degree is becoming more the norm. Is this step easy – hell no! It takes time and costs money. Is it required to open your own coaching practice? No – so if college is out of reach for now, you can still become a strength coach without that piece of paper.
  • Get certified by a nationally-recognized organization. This is the piece of paper you really need to become a strength coach.
  • Work as a volunteer to build up your skills and gain some experience.
  • Network with as many coaches as possible.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities at all times.
  • Work your butt off! Every coaching gig takes hard work and a dedication to your craft. Being a strength coach also means you have to walk the walk and talk the talk…and look the part. No one wants a strength coach who is round and tubby!

Are these steps easy? No way! They take time and effort, but what great career doesn't take some work? Coaching is no different. You can’t just snap your fingers and become a strength coaching success story!

There you have it – how to become a strength coach in six not so easy, but very doable steps!


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