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Do Fit Pros 𝘙𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 Need LinkedIn?

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When you think of LinkedIn, you might think of it as a professional resource where men in suits with offices in tall, shiny buildings network with one another to climb the corporate ladder. It might actually be the least sexy social media platform out there.

As fitness professionals, the nature of our field allows us to bring more of ourselves and our personalities with us into our work place, from the clothes we wear, the brands we collaborate with, how we interact with our clients, to the music we play in our clubs. So, do fitness professionals 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 need LinkedIn? We say, "YES!

No doubt, you have heard and said the old saying “it’s not what you know, it's who you know”. Regardless if it is your first day out of college, you are a group fitness instructor wanting to one day run a club, or a seasoned thirty year veteran, connecting with a group of like minded professionals is always a good idea.  

In addition to building a professional network, LinkedIn is also a great place to promote yourself and what you have been working on. Who knows, maybe one of those suit-wearing types has been looking to prioritize their self-care, and you might be just the person who help them reach their fitness and wellness goals!

If you do already have a LinkedIn profile, WIFA founder and CEO, Lindsey Rainwater, shares some tips and tricks to amp up your LinkedIn profile and presence. One of the best ways you can take advantage of your WIFA membership is to connect with our global community. Make sure you add yourself as a WIFA member, to elevate your networking capabilities and people in your professional network that you are part of an association.