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  • blackcomaroblackcomaro Posts: 306Member Member Posts: 306Member Member
    Btw... what are you doing friday?..... lol
  • RoxieDawnRoxieDawn Posts: 10,298Member Member Posts: 10,298Member Member
    Far from bulky. Lean, fit and definition looks great. I might have hired when I started out. :)
  • sijomialsijomial Posts: 8,310Member Member Posts: 8,310Member Member
    You can't and won't appeal to all potential clients.
    Some clients will like your look and if it matches their personal ambitions that may be a factor they take into account and for some it won't be a factor and they will choose based on other criteria (qualifications, experience, personality etc.)
    At my last gym the best PT (IMHO) had a pretty unimpressive physique but really knew his stuff and was a good coach too. He tended to attract more of the "toning" crowd and not those with high physique or strength goals.

    There's a couple of really big/muscular PTs at my current gym, their clientele tends to have a specific demographic looking for size and aesthetics.
    A powerlifting PT gets more people who are purely strength focussed.
    There's also an couple of older PTs (almost as old as me!) who have a very different clientele base.

    "People like me" is a very powerful thing, consciously and unconsciously. Think you are sensible to consider the marketing side of the pictures you advertise yourself with. Just a thought - perhaps wearing a T shirt rather than a vest may broaden your appeal to potential clients?

    BTW - I think you look great, lean and fit.
  • StealthHealthStealthHealth Posts: 1,828Member Member Posts: 1,828Member Member
    I agree with the comments to the effect of "you can't please all the people all the time" and "you look great".

    That said, I think that the most compelling picture is going to be a clear, smiling face (just like your current profile pic). Whatever demographic you're shooting for, most people respond well to a smiling face. In my brief time in a sales related field the mantras of the old pros were "people buy from people they like", and "big smile and firm handshake gets you half way there".

    Side note: In electronic marketing the rule was there should always be a clear call to action with every email, txt, webpage, Instagram post etc. Something like "click below to arrange a free no obligation consultation" or "Call me on 1234-5678 and tell me what you're working towards".

    Good luck with it all.
  • kali31337kali31337 Posts: 627Member Member Posts: 627Member Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    You can't and won't appeal to all potential clients.
    Some clients will like your look and if it matches their personal ambitions that may be a factor they take into account and for some it won't be a factor and they will choose based on other criteria (qualifications, experience, personality etc.)
    At my last gym the best PT (IMHO) had a pretty unimpressive physique but really knew his stuff and was a good coach too. He tended to attract more of the "toning" crowd and not those with high physique or strength goals.

    There's a couple of really big/muscular PTs at my current gym, their clientele tends to have a specific demographic looking for size and aesthetics.
    A powerlifting PT gets more people who are purely strength focussed.
    There's also an couple of older PTs (almost as old as me!) who have a very different clientele base.

    "People like me" is a very powerful thing, consciously and unconsciously. Think you are sensible to consider the marketing side of the pictures you advertise yourself with. Just a thought - perhaps wearing a T shirt rather than a vest may broaden your appeal to potential clients?

    BTW - I think you look great, lean and fit.

    I agree with this. I would come to you because you clearly would be capable to work on my goals with me. I say you do you and you'll not only attract clients that want to work with you but also clients YOU want to work with...
  • dudebro200dudebro200 Posts: 13Member, Premium Member Posts: 13Member, Premium Member
    I feel that you are a bit too lean, but that's just my opinion
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,397Member Member Posts: 16,397Member Member
    sijomial wrote: »
    You can't and won't appeal to all potential clients.
    Some clients will like your look and if it matches their personal ambitions that may be a factor they take into account and for some it won't be a factor and they will choose based on other criteria (qualifications, experience, personality etc.)
    At my last gym the best PT (IMHO) had a pretty unimpressive physique but really knew his stuff and was a good coach too. He tended to attract more of the "toning" crowd and not those with high physique or strength goals.

    There's a couple of really big/muscular PTs at my current gym, their clientele tends to have a specific demographic looking for size and aesthetics.
    A powerlifting PT gets more people who are purely strength focussed.
    There's also an couple of older PTs (almost as old as me!) who have a very different clientele base.

    "People like me" is a very powerful thing, consciously and unconsciously. Think you are sensible to consider the marketing side of the pictures you advertise yourself with. Just a thought - perhaps wearing a T shirt rather than a vest may broaden your appeal to potential clients?

    BTW - I think you look great, lean and fit.

    cosigning this all the way
  • S3r3knittyS3r3knitty Posts: 157Member Member Posts: 157Member Member
    ^^This

    It bowls down to which clientele you would like to attract.
  • FittreelolFittreelol Posts: 2,472Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,472Member, Premium Member
    I think you look great, but I agree the average persons view is a little skewed. Before I ever started anything resembling fitness I had a huge girl crush on Zuzka Light, but I remember thinking her shoulders and upper back were super huyoooge. Years later I compete in powerlifting. My upper back could eat hers for breakfast, and I think she looks downright dainty. I still would have hired her back then though. Her body is bangin!
  • MiloBloom83MiloBloom83 Posts: 2,732Member Member Posts: 2,732Member Member
    You look fit, and that is important to me in a PT. As far as bulky? I'd say you haven't even begun to bulk. @JoRocka can show you a thing or two about bulking*swoon*
  • BusyRaeNOTBustyBusyRaeNOTBusty Posts: 6,558Member Member Posts: 6,558Member Member
    I think you look great, and not to bulky. Those pictures would definitely not turn me off from hiring you.
  • JoRockaJoRocka Posts: 16,397Member Member Posts: 16,397Member Member
    You look fit, and that is important to me in a PT. As far as bulky? I'd say you haven't even begun to bulk. @JoRocka can show you a thing or two about bulking*swoon*

    Blush- aw thanks.

    Still trying to capture that elusive weight that will make me spring up into a massive she-hulk over night.
    sigh.
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