Gym Laird #20 | How to become a strength coach

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What does it take to be a great strength coach?

What should you consider if opening your own gym?

In today’s episode, Jim explains what it takes to become a great strength coach, the decision between working for someone or for yourself, and his own trials and tribulations with running a gym.

Jim shares sensible tips he’s learned over the years for those considering becoming a personal trainer or for those opening their own business.

Even if you aren’t looking to become a coach or a gym owner, Jim gives some great advice that can be applied to all areas of life and business.


Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB. Jim has helped dozens of young athletes achieve athletic scholarships to Division 1 schools and also trains a team of female Powerlifters. As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Learn more about Jim on his blog:

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