Real funny how things turn out …
Super-Trainer started out as a fun way for me to talk (okay brag) about how amazing Personal Training’s been for me and some of the other trainers I know – a real difference from all the negative crap I was seeing and reading about on the web. It was also an answer to all the info getting thrown around that just doesn’t apply to this extremely unique career.
It’s been a lot of fun, don’t get me wrong … an amazing ride for me with some new things coming up that are going to make it even more interesting. But you know what? I find I’m on my computer A LOT these days!!! (What’s worse is I can’t take my laptop to the beach – it just gets too damn hot!)A lot of this time is spent answering email and talking to readers, which I love to do by the way so if you’ve got a question, send it over. But I thought I’d kill a few birds with one stone by answering some of these letters in a fresh new blog post through a new video – don’t call it being lazy – it’s multitasking!
– here it is –
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Some really good reader feedback there! If you’re a trainer getting started in Personal Training then I hope you got something out of it.
If I could sum it all up in one phrase, about what it takes to get a high-level training practice going, it’s belief in yourself. That’s because a lot of it won’t make sense at times. You see that in Troy’s question about his mother not understanding the career, Andrew thinking that he needs some kind of stamp of approval to help others get in shape, or Eddy thinking this is just like any other career, where you spend thousands of dollars going to college and then go out in the world trying to get a “good job” (lol).
As you probably already know, or as any experienced trainer like me and all of the others that you’ve seen profiled on this blog will tell you, it’s none of those things. It’s just you stepping up and believing you can do this. You won’t have the confidence to make yourself a complete and knowledgeable trainer until you first believe this career is REAL and you can do it. After that?
- you’ll invest in yourself
- you’ll learn more about training
- you’ll practice what you preach
- you’ll teach and learn from other trainers
- you’ll take a leadership role in society
- you’ll seek out the people that can most appreciate and benefit from your services
That sounds like a lot of effort, but if you’re someone already passionate about fitness, then they’ll turn out to be probably the most pleasurable activities you could possible take part in (compare that to any other career where work, study, preparation and demands leave people a complete shell of themselves physically and mentally).
Simple as that. But that’s not the end, that’s just the beginning. Your beginning in the tremendous fitness field, one that’s really got no limits. Just get this part (your Top-Level training practice) handled first!
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