I’m an official certified personal trainer!
Yes! You heard me right. I’m a brand new CPT!
I got it through Smart Fitness and haven’t been more excited. You can be sure I’ll get my NASM certification within the next year and keep going from there, but this is the start I’m looking for and I’ve finally gotten it.
It’s definitely been a long road to get here, at least that’s what it seems like to me, since I’ve been lost, confused, and stumbled many times along the way, but I’m finally here and have reached the place of my vocation — the world of health and fitness.
This may not seem like such a big deal to some, but when you graduate with honors from a respectable university with a business degree and 2 years later (almost to the day after graduation) you pick a new career path it’s not easy to commit to. I had doubts, mainly within myself if I could, but it’s amazing what can happen if you actually put your mind to it, commit, and ask God for help and trust the process.
I’ve had a renewal of faith with God during this process and He has guided me and opened so many doors for this to happen by supplying me with the strength to keep going. He also has supported me with a great support team, like my wonderful Mom and amazing girlfriend Gabby, to be there for me and push me to succeed and be committed.
I knew I could do it, but I just had to believe it.
It amazes me to think how literally I could go from almost no progress for almost 2 years and within a month get my certification, be employed at my local gym down the street, and have 4 amazing clients within my first week. To me, that’s a miracle. I truly thank Him and my loved ones because they are helping my journey be great and I can’t ask for much more.
With that said, though, I know it’s now where the real work begins. I’ll have to be on my A-game every time I’m with a client because it’s not a wish-washy thing that I think would be nice anymore. It’s real. I’m starting. And, it’s time to work and develop my craft. I’m a professional now and that’s the way I need to see myself.
I may be new to training people, but I’m not new to health and fitness.
I’ve lost 100lbs, kept it off for over 4 years, and have tried so many things along the way and understand what principles work, what’s too good to be true, and what it takes to get results and keep them. Finally getting my first certification makes me respectable, supports all my knowledge and experience, and gets me excited to be writing programs and working with people to reach their health and fitness goals and surpass their expectations. It’s a great privilege and it will be tough to uphold, but I know I can get through it and excel.
My goal is to be great and I know I’ll become a great one soon enough. And after that, I’ll become more than just a trainer. Perhaps a gym owner. Who knows?
What I do know is that great–in its many forms–will happen. I’m not being cocky, but I’m just having faith and confidence that it will because God and His universe wants me to be successful, my loved ones want me to be successful, and I want to be successful. That’s why I will and I’ll do my best to make them proud and me proud too.
I’m ready to go full-steam ahead and crush it, so let’s keep reaching holistic strength together.
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