A few years ago I made a declaration on this blog that I was going to work on my personal trainer certification. Now that I think about it – that was 3 years ago! It took me 3 years to muster up the courage to actually put into action plans I always had in store. My love of fitness started when I was young and away at Summer camps. The camps would have gyms with equipment and I would work out on them as early as the age of 12.
Fast forward in 2005 a former co-worker survived breast cancer and was running marathons and I was extremely impressed so she started taking me out on the running trail with her on Saturday mornings at 7 am. It ignited in me my love for everything fitness and health related. I do have degrees in healthcare and was always planning to be involved in healthcare one way or another. Life took me in the direction of Information Technology but I wanted the fulfillment of making and seeing a change in a person’s life and I felt personal training could help me with that.
In 2008 a friend of mine came to town and we hung out with a local friend of hers I met a few years prior. She looked fabulous from what I recalled. She was firm, trim and slim. I asked her what she did and she told me she was working out with a personal trainer at Brick Bodies gym. I asked for the info and once I received it I called the personal trainer to get my workouts scheduled.
I ended up working out with that trainer for a good 7 years on and off until she decided to retire from personal training and start a family. I felt lost but she told me that I could do it and knew what to do. She also advised me of some of the common certifications that were widely recognized and accepted by gyms. So I did some research and ultimately decided to pursue my certification with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
I started my studies in May 2016 and sat for the exam in August 2016 and passed on my first try! I was so ecstatic because while I knew alot about exercise, etc. these studies focus on the science behind things like the real names of muscles, ATP-PC energy, nutrition and much more. I soaked it all in because this made me understand the why behind certain exercise and workout routines.
Now that I am certified I decided to take on clients online and in-person. It is a dream come true and let me share I am very excited about this new phase in my alternate career.
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