9. Getting Pro Athletes to Be Your Personal Coach
For some people, hiring a personal trainer is a sign that you’ve “made it”. Not only are you making the effort to get in shape and go to the gym, but you’re making enough money to pay someone between $25 to $100 per coaching session. But for millionaires, that’s often not enough. They don’t want just anyone with a degree in health and fitness from the local community college. Millionaires often hire former pro athletes to train them, as well as their kids who may be playing on their High School or college team.
I live in New Jersey, so I’m not too far from the wealthy elites of New York City. This is something I’ve personally witnessed a lot in my area’s tennis and golf community. These sports aren’t just a form of exercise. They’re also a networking opportunity. Business deals are sometimes made out on the golf course. So it makes sense that powerful business leaders want to improve their golf swing, so they don’t look like a fool. And like most millionaires, they want the best of the best. Normally, they can’t hire someone who is too busy training for an upcoming tournament or professional sports season. Pro trainers are usually people who have retired, but they’re still fit enough to teach someone else.