Why I Decided to Become A Certified Personal Trainer


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.

Here’s where I share my story.

If you would like me to work with you as your own personal trainer read all about my services HERE and sign up.  I have slots available and would love to work with you.

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