Hello, everyone. If you haven't heard, I recently got a job as a Personal Trainer. I am so ecstatic and overwhelmed with excitement. I have so much to learn and a long journey
ahead of me, and I want to share it with all of you.Related links:
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When I had a personal trainer for 3 months, it was also like having a therapist as well. I got to talk to her about my problems but sometimes felt like I was doing too much talking and not enough working out. This is something I'll definitely have to work on with my clients. I want to be on point and be there solely for training them, although I won't mind listening of course as well. What is your view on talking about things going on outside of the gym during a workout?
Some of my favorite traits of my personal trainer were that she was persistent, committed, and didn't give up on me. Getting a personal trainer was one of my best decisions, I learned so much from her and it also inspired me to become a personal trainer as well. I probably wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for getting a trainer.
If you saw me 5 years ago and asked me what I wanted to be, I would have told you I wanted to be a nurse solely because of how high demanding it was. (I wanted to be able to help people as well, but now I get to help people become healthier so they can avoid the hospital for as long as possible.)
I got my personal training certification through NASM, and it was 100% online. I immediately found a job as a personal trainer, which was exciting!
Many people ask me how I am so motivated and excited about being a personal trainer.
What's there not to be excited about? You get to help people at their most vulnerable state and help build their life to the way they want. You help them on their journey and make them more confident through training and making them stronger physically and mentally.
When I had a personal trainer I was lost, not confident to the slightest bit, and thought I had lost all control. I'm not going to lie and say I feel like the most confident woman now, but I am definitely better than I was before. I still am learning so much every day and getting better in small ways. There's always room for improvement. Never stop and get comfortable where you are at.
AND the job outlook for personal trainers looks awesome!
All I know for sure is I'm going to put my 110% in this. I can say for the first time the short few years I've had a job, that this job isn't for the money one bit. I am here to help build and change lives, physically and mentally. I want to be able to inspire people and show them they can put their mind to whatever they choose. I am a living example of changing my lifestyle. I was once 170+ and only 5 feet 2 inches tall. I don't plan on ever getting back up to that weight. =)
I want to know from your experience if you've had a personal trainer or if you are one yourself, what makes a great personal trainer? What traits do you like to see in a PT?
Any tips/advice would be greatly appreciated =)