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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Personal Trainer

Estimated startup costs: $500-$750
Estimated first-year revenue: $50,000-$90,000
It seems that every personal-training professional loves what they do. Once perhaps regarded as a passing fad, Americans have grown more devoted to their workouts since the early 1970s, when small gyms started proliferating in all neighborhoods. We have seen many changes to the brick-and-mortar fitness establishment. The local businesses have all but faded, having been chased out of the market by the likes of LA Fitness, Crunch, and Gold’s Gym. But this is still a great opportunity for the niche businesses of individual trainers, who specialize in working one-on-one.
Success in this field requires the 4 Ps:
1. Physique
2. People skills
3. Personality ...

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