Some of you might have picked up on a little teaser at the end of this morning’s post. That was intentional… I’ve got some great news to share!
Since getting my certification in personal training through NASM, I have been on the hunt for a job (or jobs) in the fitness industry. I wasn’t sure where I wanted to go or what exactly I wanted to be doing, but I knew I felt the most at home in front of a class and/or working in small group training environments.
I was open to the idea of working one-on-one with clients, but I wasn’t quite confident enough in my experience to look for jobs in personal training just yet. After searching and talking to management at gyms both big and small, I have come to realize that maybe a smaller, intimate setting is what suits me best.
I recently got an offer to train clients at a personal training facility. At first, I wasn’t sure personal training is what I was looking for, but after sitting on it for a couple of weeks, I have realized that it’s absolutely perfect for me.
My main drive to work in the fitness industry is to help others get active and achieve their goals. I love the environment and mission of this facility, and the ownership is completely on board to train me to teach small group, semi-private training, and one-on-one personal training.
I have the option to teach other types of classes like barre, spinning, or Zumba at other facilities, and I also have the opportunity to develop into web-based coaching and online personal training! I’ll still have enough time to check in with you all on the blog and work from home as well.
(Stay posted, as I could potentially offer my training services to you guys!)
I’m really excited to begin working with clients, and will be ready to do so in just a few weeks. I started training and filling out paperwork this morning!
Starting a Personal Training Wardrobe
While I was getting dressed this morning, I realized that ninety percent of my workout attire is leggings and bright colored. I love each and every piece I have acquired over the years, but I was in a bit of a pickle trying to pick out what to wear to my first day at the gym.
Neon party leggings and a tight pink zip-up don’t exactly scream “personal trainer”… ya know? As soon as I left the gym this afternoon, I was on a mission to start my new black and grey professional fitness wardrobe.
I made my first stop at Target, hoping to find some staples in the C9 by Champion line. I was pumped to find the lightweight puffer vest (the same one I shared last month) to throw over my shirts too!
(FYI: the C9 woven pant is currently buy one get one 60% off online!)
I was hoping to run into some extended holiday weekend sales, and that is exactly what I found at Old Navy. They’ve got a great active line!
(By the way, Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic is offering 40% off online orders today using the promo code CYBER!)
My next stop was at Tropical smoothie for an Island Green smoothie. This time I requested them to leave out the added sugar.
(Thanks for the suggestion, Rachel!)
Needing at least a couple pairs of pants (not leggings) for the weeks ahead, I stopped at Marshalls next. I found a great pair of Reebok pants and a Nike Dri Fit long sleeve shirt at a steal.
I think I’m off to a great start and now feel comfortable walking into the rest of my training days this week.
As soon as I got home, I put together a salad using the rest of our turkey leftovers. Even after the green smoothie, my body was craving veggies!
Spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, veggie noodles, black olives, carrots, feta cheese & turkey topped in black pepper and drizzled in balsamic vinegar.
All right. Now I’m off to finish a couple projects and catch up on some blog work before my small group study tonight.
See you in the morning with (an attempt at) a fun fashion post!
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