I would start this blog with a bunch of excuses about how long it’s been since I’ve written…..but let’s be honest. You’re here because you want to know the announcement, not hear excuses. Fortunately for you, they are kind of one and the same:
I have been interning with a personal trainer for the past 8 weeks 🙂
For those of you that follow this blog, you’d know I’m a full time Drama Teacher. Since November 1st, I have been attempting to balance two jobs, internship, marriage, workouts and life. While it has had it’s challenges, I’ve already learned SO much.
I think I’ve been saying “I’m thinking of becoming a trainer” for……….two and a half years now. So I was thinking maybe I should actually give it a try 🙂 People always dream big when they hear about my weight loss. They almost always say “You should write a book!” Well, that’s easier said than done. I don’t really want to wait that long and it seems like a ton of work for something that might not work out. I want to start changing lives right now! For the last two years of my fitness journey (of which I’m still on by the way) I’ve been coaching people here and there with handfuls of tidbits. I feel like I’ve been an inspiration and motivation for a few people at tough moments. But now I want to be there for the change. I want to help guide others though the WHOLE journey that I’ve been on.
What trainer would you rather have if you were looking to lose weight?
Option A: Joe Schmo who was a college athlete and has never counted a calorie in his life. He is highly educated and certified and regularly completes Ironman races without bothering to stretch beforehand.
Option B: Kim G who struggled with morbid obesity her whole life and knows the personal struggle of losing weight. She conquered obesity through a healthy diet and exercise and has the same certification as Mr. Schmo. She understands both the mental and physical aspect of weight loss. While she couldn’t run a mile 5 years ago, now she completes half marathons.
You’d pick me right? Right?
So far I am LOVING working at the gym. During my paid shift, I am a Club Assistant. I do lots of things: clean, get towels, get water, yell at kids running, show people how to use machines, help trainers……my position changes based on the day, hour, even minute sometimes. I get to chat with members and attempt to build a client base for when I’m training. One of the best parts is seeing my friends while they work out! (Shout out to Natalie who recently completed Yoga Teacher Training at our facility. Can’t wait to start taking your classes!!! )
Lately, I’ve been weighing in people for our new Fitness Challenge which is so fun and I’m excited to see how everyone changes over the next 6 weeks.
But my favorite thing by far is my intern training. I feel very fortunate to be working under Victor Spatola as he leads me through my trainer’s course. We talk about biomechanics, recovery, progamming…….mostly he talks in words I barely understand and then have to study later. 🙂 He assigns me homework and I somehow find a few hours to nerd out and study before the next lesson comes. In a few short weeks I can see my future changing and shaping. My goals are resetting and my life is being fulfilled in new ways.
I’m in a bit of a life crisis. I’ve had to totally switch up my fitness (I’m no longer boxing….more on that later), my schedule is nuts and I’m just not quite sure where I’m going……but I have a partner who is supporting my insanity and giving me the space and time to figure it out. I only know one thing right now but I think it’s the most important thing: it’s exciting! So here’s to 2017 and whatever that’s going to mean.