I started working at a commercial gym as a personal trainer less than a year ago. I passed my ACE certification test last April and started working at the gym part time immediately after. I already have a full time job, so working at the gym isn’t completely necessary, although a little extra income never hurts! I truly just enjoy fitness and exercise so much. I just want to help as many people as I can. I want to share my knowledge with everyone I meet, and learn from everyone I know. there is an unbelievable amount of useful information out there!
so I was talking to a family friend last night and I asked her how her job was going and if she liked what she was doing. she said she likes her job but more recently it’s leaving her feeling empty. recently as in the past year or two. she explained that she is starting to desire a job that leaves her feeling like what she did that day, week or month matters and made a difference in someone elses life. I think a lot of people are in a similar situation, including myself. I want to end my day with a full heart and a happy feeling; looking forward to waking up for work the next morning.
i have learned so much in 8 short months working at the gym. it’s taught me a lot about myself and has helped me decide what I want to do with my life. experience is priceless! but I also realize that I only had one focus – LEARNING. learning HOW to be a trainer, how to customize programs, how to interact with clients, how to powerlift and the list goes on. this year I am going to focus more on my clients and TEACHING. with that being said and with motivation from my new commitment I set some goals for myself as a trainer:
1. reach out to my clients (text) every Friday to remind them not to make up excuses over the weekend and keep them motivated.
2. sit down with them every session to go over their nutrition and measure body fat. (usually I see s client once a week.)
3. every month i ask a client to set a goal or complete a goal I set for them.
2016 is going to be a year for growing! mentally and physically. knowledge is power.
this past Friday began my motivational texts! although there is a typo in it… I meant to say *pinched* not PUNCHED. I do not abuse my clients!
my weekly update from Alex who is about a month into the program I gave her. she is more motivated and comfortable in the gym than ever!
it’s things like this that fills my heart and motivates me to be a better trainer and person.