What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Most of my certifications require continuing education for renewals. These include NASM Certified Personal Trainer, USA Triathlon Level 1 Coach, NASE Certified Specialist in Speed and Explosion for Sports Competition, and WellCoaches Certified Wellness and Fitness Coach. Of course I also keep my CPR/AED certifications current. And since I also write on fitness and well-being, wellness, and triathlon topics, I keep pretty current on these topics.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I can probably best be described as an adult-onset athlete, but I have always enjoyed teaching and conducting training classes. I did it part-time for several years, and when I was caught in the recession of 2008-2009, I decided to change careers to the Health and Wellness field. The feeling of satisfaction is much higher now than when I was sitting in a cubicle behind a computer!