To be honest, I feel it is one thing that comes natural to me. I find it very rewarding benefiting peoples lives physically and mentally.
I started out by helping some members of my family to lose weight. I then helped to train an old friend of mine in my living room for a charity boxing match. After seeing these people get results I knew I had made the right decision in my life.
I often find myself reading or listening about fitness or nutrition in every spare minute I have.
Over a short period of time I have realised that being a personal trainer is not about showing people everything I know about fitness and nutrition. I have quickly learned that it is not my job to feed my trainees with boring information. First it is my job to encourage someone to step out of their comfort zone and go towards what it is that they want, it is my job to encourage them to train, it is my job to make sure they are motivated to turn up to every session and work hard, it is my job to ensure they reach the point in their life that they desire.
It is up to the individual to make the initial step. I love the fact that from then on it is my job to fulfil the trust they showed in me. Being a fitness trainer is important to me because I live for the challenge of motivating people.
‘Vision is purpose, and when your purpose is clear so are your life choices. Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety, no doubt-just absolute confidence.’