How did I become a personal trainer? When I was in college, I made the decision that I wanted to go full steam ahead into the exercise physiology field.
There was such a strong interest in it for me, I was crazy about it!
I would have classes all day, work for a couple hours, do my homework, get in my own workout, then go home and study some more.
I’m talking about having the entire day filled with exercise related stuff. I would crawl into bed exhausted only to prop my head up on a pillow and read from a fitness magazine before passing out.
I had to figure out how I was going to make a living in this field, I loved to much. So I applied and got accepted to finish the Clinical aspect of my degree from Boston University Medical Center. “Clinical Exercise Physiology” in a medical setting was very intriguing to me.
After being there for a while I began to question the path I chose. I was working with patients who were exercising because they had to on account of their present health condition.
This was a major turning point for me in my career. I consciously chose to work on the preventative side of health care by becoming a personal trainer. I felt I could have a positive impact on people’s lives, which for me consists of getting people to exercise and take care of themselves before dis-ease (disease) of the body has the chance to set in.
What I learned from my clinical experience was how delicate the human body is, I gained a lot of respect for the medical community and what they do, but it was not my place. It feels so right to be on the preventive side of things and motivate people to strengthen their bodies from the inside out:
- Building strength
- Enhanced immune function
I get psyched thinking about watching and guiding people into taking control of their health with the education I provide!
My philisophy as personal trainer has always been “to work myself out of a job”, providing the tools a client needs to maintain life long healthy habits.