Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like seeing the smiles on the face of my clients when they realize that their fitness goals can become a reality. I also like doing assessments every 4 weeks with my clients so that they can see for themselves how far they have come from where they started. Some people come to me in their worst condition but leave me in their best condition. Changing lives one person at a time or with my boot camp, dozens at a time, is what personal training is all about.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My pastor opened my eyes one day when he was talking about finding your gift / passion by asking yourself what fires you up, gets you excited, or what do others compliment you about the most. For me, it was physical fitness. I have always been turned on by anything fitness like documentaries, magazines, books, etc. The information I would receive from those resources I would apply to my life and share with others. After helping so many people I finally decided that fitness was my career, my life.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. If someone wanted to become a personal trainer I would advise that they shadow one or more certified personal trainers for a week or so to see how varied the people, personalities,and exercises are for each person. It would also be an opportunity to see how much work is put into preparation, time management, and marketing. After getting a feel for what's done and expected of a personal trainer and you want to go for it, get certified and employed with a gym