Image is IMPORTANT -
especially when you're a Fitness Professional here in Singapore.
Even if you have the HIGHEST qualifications, the BEST training
methodologies, the most OUTSTANDING physique - it all
for naught if you portray a wrong or negative image of
yourself to your prospective clients.
By image, we are referring mainly to our outward
demeanor- the way we dress, the way we look and the way we carry
To be fair, most
fitness/wellness trainers, coaches and instructors do seem to dress quite
However, they are a few whose dress sense and body image
seems totally inappropriate, or even bordering on the bizarre - take the case of a
particular private trainer, seen here in Singapore, who is always seen in
his dark shades (even indoors!), mini-tank-top, cut-off jeans and extensive
body piercings and tattoos whenever he is coaching!
Don't get us wrong, we
are not saying that you cannot
BE Yourself or even be
By all means, please do - but
do remember to
draw a line somewhere - bearing in mind that we are in the
and NOT in the Performing Arts
or the Circus!
Also, keep in mind that
your clients as well as Members of the Public are constantly watching and
judging you - like it or not.
For all you know, you
may be LOSING more than your fair share of clients, assignments and
projects BECAUSE of
the way you look and the way you portray yourself!
So remember, when at work, always DRESS ACCORDINGLY, and ACT
ACCORDINGLY as a Fitness/Wellness Professional should.
We hope you have enjoyed reading the above article:
"Your Professional Image As A
Fitness Service Provider".
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