How long in the Fitness Industry:
Why I love being a Personal Trainer:
I first studied to become a Personal Trainer in 2004. Honestly looking back at what motivated me at the age of 22 to become a trainer is completely different to what motivated me to jump both feet in 4 years later, and what still motivates me today. I would have to say initially, it was all about having guns and being in shape (Aesthetics). At 22 I naturally had more than enough strength, fitness, speed and flexibility to do what I loved, which was mainly surfing for enjoyment, but I did want some extra muscle mass and shape. So there was my main motivation at 22.
Life didn’t turn out exactly the way I planned post Personal Training study. I ended back up on the tools and later ended up following a sales career. All was tracking great for a while, job security, gaining sales experience and had saved enough money to purchase a little house and get married. Life was good, the food was good, the beers after work were good, but I was overweight and deep down was not feeling great about myself. I was now that salesman that was making excuses and telling stories of how he used to be fit and used to surf all the time but reality was I had let myself go and I was pissed off at myself about it.
I decided I had had enough and it was time to go back and finish what I set out to do. Early 2008 I finished up with sales, went back and resat my cert 3 & 4 in training. I then started working for a gym initially as a Sales Manager, then another gym as a part time salesman while building my personal training business up on the side out of the same gym and by the end of 2008 I was now a full time Personal Trainer and in 2009 we had started our own company “Coast Style Fitness”.
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