Are you ready to break free from your 9-to-5 job and turn your passion for fitness into a career as a personal trainer? Making the transition can be a daunting journey, but fear not! You’re not alone. Many have successfully completed the switch before you, and you can too. 

In this inspiring episode, Stuart sits down with Harriet Olliffe, who shares her journey from teaching classes in a local town hall to owning a gym. Together, they explore the challenges of building a career in fitness, including navigating the ups and downs, the importance of hard work, and the value of being risk averse. 

Through their discussion, you’ll gain valuable insights into what it takes to succeed in the industry and why the effort is ultimately worth it. So tune in now to learn from Harriet’s experiences and discover how to pursue a fulfilling career doing what you love as a personal trainer. 


01:46- Harriet’s career before personal training 

05:35-Running classes at the local town hall. 

10:39- What would Harriet change about her start in fitness?  

12:38- Starting mobile PT while working full time. 

17:11- Work-life balance while growing a PT business.  

19:38- Starting at a boutique gym. 

21:47- The importance of being risk adverse.  

24:45- Working part-time on gym reception. 

26:07- Could Harriet have managed to be successful without working so much?   

28:50- The advantages of being an employed PT 

31:15- Opportunity to shadow at Harriet’s facility.  

34:26- Different routes to becoming a PT. 

37:08- Opening a facility 

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