I’ve been in the health and fitness industry for just over 15 years now and I still remember my Cert 3 teacher from way back when. I couldn’t WAIT to be in class! This guy was so smart and knew absolutely everything when it came to fitness and health. I still remember the day that I said to myself, “this is what I want to do” I wanted to learn as much as I could, firstly for myself and my own health, and then to be able to share the information I had learned with clients and other trainers.
I now work with PTA teaching Certs 3 and 4 in Personal Training, and to tell you the truth, it’s everything that I could’ve imagined. I LOVE walking into a new class of students and seeing all these eyes on me wondering what is this guy going to teach me – and after just a little while I see in a lot of their faces what I felt so many years ago! The passion, enthusiasm and realization that what they’re learning will truly change their lives, and the lives of their clients that they’ll coach in the future.
I see students who are changing careers and at the start of their course, they are a little worried about leaving what was familiar and comfortable for them to start all over in a new career in fitness. But once they have finished their certs, it is so rewarding for me to see them change. They are motivated to jump right in, knowing they have all the tools and know-how to be able to make a difference in people’s lives while at the same time having their dream job, the lifestyle they’ve always wanted AND they are making better money than the job they were well and truly over!
I keep in contact with as many of the student as I can as I love to hear how they are going and the success they are having. There are a couple students I hear from regularly and it is amazing how they have changed their lives; one student was even telling me how her kids now go off at their dad if he wants to buy junk food for them!
Doing a personal training course is about so much more than just learning about fitness. You truly have the opportunity to live your dream lifestyle, be able to make wiser choices for your own health and have the absolute pleasure to see a client reach a goal, or get the body they’ve always wanted, or come back from injury and be able to continue doing what they love the most.
This is what gets me jumping out of bed in the morning, and ready to do what I love. I hope you experience the same feelings in your life, whatever you do!
Cameron is a movement and lifestyle coach who has been working in the fitness industry for 15 years. He coaches clients face to face and online. Cameron Teaches for PTA, as well as running his own line of workshops. He has apprentices and coaches other Personal Trainers.