I am an overweight Personal Trainer! I am struggling with opening an at home business because of my weight. This has never taking away the passion I have for the fitness industries. My question is, is there anyone else out there with the same issues or someone that has come over the fear of starting a business. My current job ( witch is good in title only), is very unstable and I need to find something new, hoping that I can use my pt cert to do what I love without the fear.
Can a Personal Trainer have a Personal Trainer??
I just starting my personal training business the beginning of this year. Before I did that, I attended a boot camp class for a year and got in the best shape of my life. I had to stop going to that so I could have more time to pursue my business. However, now that I'm working a 40 hour week at my current job, and training clients on the side, as well as conducting my own boot camp class, I am lacking the motivation to keep myself in shape. I'm often tired and at the end of the day, I just want to relax!
I have had personal trainers in the past and have been in the best shape of my life with one. I love having one. But, is it unethical for a personal trainer to have a personal trainer? I can motivate my clients and help them get in the best shape of their lives, but when it comes to myself, I come last. My passion is helping others. So, would it hurt for me to have someone help me get in better shape?
Let me know your honest thoughts.
Personal Trainer Needs to Lose Weight
I need your advice. I am currently a certified personal trainer, and a certified group fitness instructor. I am a beginner as a trainer, but not in fitness itself (18 years experience.)
I just had the worst year of my life, including the loss of a parent, relocating, and trying to find a home. I gained about 30 lbs, and have lost almost all of my motivation for exercise, and need some ideas.
I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU THINK I SHOULD GO AHEAD A TRAIN OTHERS (it's personally my best workout time), OR SHOULD I BE MINDFUL AND WAIT UNTIL I TAKE OFF THE 50 LBS I NEED TO LOSE. I FEEL EMBARRASSED, AND AM NOT SURE WHAT TO DO, BUT I FIGURE GETTING OUT THERE AND DOING IT, IRREGARDLESS OF WHAT ANYONE THINKS, IS MOST LIKELY MY BEST BET.
One of the things I remember in my instruction, is that yes, I do want to present myself fit...however, I am not expected to be an Olympic athlete, or a top fitness model. My job is to teach, encourage, motivate, and take care of my clients (of which I am REALLY good at!)
Also, I am having a hard time trying to find a location to hold group fitness classes...do you have any suggestions?