To start off I'm back to studying again. I'm already on the third chapter of my materials for the Lifestyle & Weight Management Consulting Certification. I took the sample test before starting and I already scored an 87% so I have a feeling I will pass the real thing pretty easily. I mapped out my To Do Lists for this just like I did for the Personal Trainer materials and I am shooting to take the test sometime in late September or early October. When I actually take the test will depend on how the summer/early fall goes.
I have a lot on my plate for the summer / early fall. The short list includes: my wedding/honeymoon, packing to move to the new residence hall that we are opening this fall, doing an internship (more details about this below), starting back to work in Aug, and moving just days before my staff training starts. This will be the most jam packed summer I have had in a long time. Normally summer is my down time since I am off work and I spend those two months just relaxing, biking miles and miles, and just enjoying the quiet campus. I have to say though all of things happening this summer are going to be positive so I'm looking forward to it all.
Ok, so let me fill you in on how figuring out the personal trainer career thing has been going for me. Well last week I went to two interviews for training positions. One with a fitness company that is local to the area and one with a nationwide gym. Through the process of interviewing I came to a couple of conclusions.
- I do not have interest in working for one of the commercial, big name, gyms. Too much focus on sales and not enough on actually helping people.
- Even though they both were interested in hiring me I felt like I need some actual practical experience training before I took a job.
- This summer is so not the time for me to try to transition to a whole new career. Finaicailly this won't work right now cause it would involve moving from my "free" apartment which I just don't have the money to do with my wedding coming up.
- I have a pretty good talent for writing persuasive emails that resulted in me securing an internship.
My thought is that after the internship I can look at either starting to train with the company part time for even more experience or look at starting my own training business. I have the ultimate goal of starting my own PT business and training people from their homes. After all, my own fitness journey wasn't done in a gym but from working out from home. I would love to teach others how to get fit without having to rely on driving to a gym to workout.
Well I think I have caught you all up. I look forward to getting back into blogging again. I have missed posting and the blogging community as well. See you soon!
Quote of the Day: "Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life." ~ Les Brown