Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Most want weight loss and strength gains. Many are at or near retirement and want to enjoy life after their careers.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I don't judge people, but I do access them to aid in recovering health, fitness, and mobility.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I enjoy seeing results.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. "What will I be doing in a training session?" My answer, "Whatever it takes."
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. 80 year old Shirley feared she would lose her independence. I helped her get strong and improved her mobility. She's still going strong. Jeanne was struck by a car. She has a permanent leg brace. I had her planking and doing hip lifts on a fitness ball in our first session. A traffic accident caused me to be 15 minutes late to one of my group training classes. Everyone waited for me because they enjoy the class.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. My father died of heart disease when I was six. I didn't want that life without a father for my children and so chose to be as fit and healthy as possible; to live
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I continue to earn CEC's with the American College of Sports Medicine. I chose ACSM for their reputation and continuing education courses.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. A person wanting to become a personal trainer has to want to help people of all sizes and descriptions. They need to be willing to go "into the trenches" to help people get fit.