The world we live in today has so many factors that bombard us daily, our only release is to de-stress. Consultants are all around us but are you confident about your fitness and wellness consultant. If you are a fitness and wellness enthusiast, then you may want to become what you enjoy doing, while getting in the process.

• Certification

Being a certified fitness and wellness consultant gives you the edge, because it offers you the pleasure to do what you enjoy, while helping others to achieve their goals. To get certification, there are both physical and written exams you need to sit. You can go online to find the closest facility that offers courses in your community. Most certification courses are offered by professional fitness and wellness consultants as well as local community centers. First, the basic fitness and wellness certificate is what you need; this can be done online. With the basic certificate, you can specialize in prenatal and postnatal wellness. For having a higher certification that is recognized internationally, you may want to enroll in European Fitness Association or Fitness Association of America, both offers certification of the highest standard.

• Internship

After completion of your certification course, then the fun begins. You may want to enroll in an established wellness and fitness club to fine tune your skills, get some documented experience under your belt, so you are able to deal with clients that may come to your facility with specific cases. This will help to build your confidence when you go freelancing as a consultant. Your knowledge acquired at the facility will give you valuable insight as to the kind of standard and quality service you want to offer your prospective clients. This will also help you build a good and solid relationship with your clients and so enhance your membership. Word of mouth is the best advertisement, and when great service is given, people will know. You may choose to work in a facility after you are certified, which is not a problem, as it cuts down on overhead expenses.

• Be Unique

Another way to build your client base is to offer special services, that most if not all, other fitness and wellness consultants' agencies are not offering. You may consider consultancy in disease management, which requires you to be very knowledgeable on the subject. Offering clients advice in this area is unique, as many persons who opt to begin sessions, on fitness and wellness have problems in areas of certain chronic diseases. Smoking, diabetes, hypertension, even recovering cancer patients are generally welcomed when they are able to have personal discussions with their wellness consultants to help in these areas.