I'm not sure what the public perception of personal trainers is. I'm assuming--and I could be wrong--that the perception is that trainers are only useful for writing out workout programs that make you sweat and ungodly sore the next day. People probably imagine us as drill sergeants yelling at you to get in one more push-up when you physically can't. And people probably think that all it takes to be a good trainer is simply knowing how to work out.
Of course, the realities of being a trainer are far from glamorous.
I knew that while I was studying for my certification that being a trainer wasn't going to be easy. In fact, before I even purchased my study materials, I considered foregoing the career entirely. For two weeks though I mulled over the idea before making my final decision that it's something I really wanted to do with my life. I was aware of the risk, and while things are rough right now, I'm grateful to be in a position where I do have the luxury of being a trainer.
ACE Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, nutrition coach, young adult author, moody ballerina.
I help people perform without pain.
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The views expressed on this blog are entirely my own. Any advice I offer is not to be taken as medical advice. If you think you have contraindications to exercise, please see your physician before implementing any sample workout plans I present on this blog.
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