If you really love working out and you want to be successful in the business then maybe becoming a strength coach may not be the field for you to go into. As time goes on I notice that I keep getting more and more work. As the work load continues to increase I find that there is less and less time free time for me to workout. When I first starting thinking I wanted to be trainer and fitness person I thought it will be a great profession. I get to train people help them get better and achieve their goals. Since I will be in the gym also I don’t have to worry about getting in a workout . You will find that you will have less and less time to workout yourself. Most of your workouts will be within an hour time mostly HIIT sets and Tabata protocol on elliptical and treadmills. Some trainers have very good clients that you can workout with in order to help keep a good timing on rests. But if you have a client that is new to exercise then your attention is needed at all times to make sure that they don’t hurt themselves. So now you’re at a cross roads I want to workout but I can’t workout because I have to watch my clients and make sure that they are getting in a safe and effective workout and that takes all my attention. Now you start to realize that hey this is no longer about me. It is about the people who hire me to watch them and make sure that they are performing everything safe. So now you have a decision to make either take fewer clients, or put aside time for your own workouts. Taking fewer clients to make sure you’re in good physical shape may not be a bad option for those with a steady income. The other choice is to add in another client to your schedule make a little more cash and throw your workouts to wind( or any 30 min window you can get.) That is why when I look at older Strength Coaches and trainers I now understand why some are out of shape( well out of shape is relative most health and Fitness people are usually in better shape than the general population). I think there needs to be a balance. If you are young and starting out then you need to look the part like you’re in shape. Because you’re trying to build a reputation and clientele base so look the Part. If you been in the business a while then you should have a reputation and a pretty good clientele base. Most likely you are very busy with work and working out will be the last thing on your list to do. So I know for certain if a trainer is busy working his health may decline just like everyone else who work in different fields. So now I will have to block off time in schedule for my own workouts because I love working out.