Behind the Scenes of a Fitness Professional!
First let me start of with the fact that I love my job. As a Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor and a fitness coach, I can tailor my schedule to meet my needs. Right now, I need a little more flexibility to take care of Ava because she’s my other full-time job.
Before I became a Mom, I would try to fit in as many clients and as many classes that I could handle or I should say that my body could handle. Now, as much as I want to take on more… it’s not possible, I am maxed out.
Besides teaching numerous classes per week and training clients, I have a lot of behind the scene work that goes unnoticed.
I watch dvd’s, read articles, learn new exercises, make workouts, make cd’s, study new choreography, email clients, chat with people in my challenge groups, and work on scheduling. I also text or email my clients to check on how they are doing with food & fitness throughout the week to make sure they aren’t slipping up. It may look like easy work but it is very time consuming. Add blogging into the mix and my free time is practically non existent!
I have learned to make priorities and keep lists of what needs to get done first. I try to learn 1 new thing per week, I try to make 1 new music playlist per month, I do my scheduling week to week because people’s schedules change and I try to be flexible, you get it. If I can work with my clients agenda then they can be flexible with mine. It’s a great balance!
I consider my job fun because I am constantly learning and improving at something I love. Plus I am helping others reach their health & fitness goals. Sure it gets stressful at times but I get over those tough days. It is my passion to make others fit & healthy and it is a goal of mine to continue for the rest of my life.
When I see physical and mental changes with my clients I feel so rewarded. It’s the pat on the back that I need to keep going forward!
I forgot to mention that I have a very supportive husband who not only lets me take on a million and one things at once but he motivates me on days that I want to quit and throw my hands up!! It’s all about having people around you to make you a better person!
Do you have an instructor or trainer that keeps you motivated?
Do you love your job?