As someone who always worked at a desk job after college, my new job at the gym is totally different.
I am slowly adjusting to my new work schedule and the fact that I am always running around like a madwoman, but I can honestly say I am loving it. The other day I was talking with a coworker about personal training and I told her that this is the first job I’ve had where I am working one on one with people to help them achieve something for themselves.
I feel truly invested in the wellbeing of another person and really want to help people reach their goals, fall in love with fitness and value their health. It’s a new challenge, that’s for sure!
I feel like my mind is wrapped up in my job at the gym these days and the success of my personal training clients. When the group exercise class schedule changes at our gym in a couple of months, I’m really hoping to pick up some additional classes and teach more than I already do which has me feeling really excited about my future at the gym. I’d love to eventually teach a strength workout class, cardio interval training class, a TRX class and possibly spinning. I already pitched my idea for a cardio interval training class to my director (inspired by Amy Dixon’s FitnessGlo cardio athletic workout) and she seemed as excited about it as I am!
This morning I arrived at the gym at 6 a.m. so I could check my workout off the list before I met with my first client at 7 a.m. I began with a cardio warm up on the stair master followed by a leg workout. It has been a while since I’ve done a straight strength workout for my legs and I felt the burn during squats!
My workout included three sets of 15 repetitions of the following exercises:
- Walking Lunges
- Leg Extensions
Then I quickly washed my face, ate some trail mix (Kashi Go Lean cereal + walnuts + yogurt covered almonds) and met up with my first client of the day.
After our 60-minute session, I had 30 minutes until it was time for my next appointment, so I ran to Starbucks for breakfast. (I meant to bring my breakfast with me to the gym but forgot it at home. Grrr!)
I ate an egg white and spinach wrap in the car on my way back to the gym and arrived ready to train my second client. She is so full of personality and makes me laugh a lot! I have to remind myself to really concentrate on watching her form because she can easily distract me with her stories.
Now I have about an hour to kill until I have my next appointment and I am using the time to blog and update my oldies but goodies playlist for my water fitness class this afternoon.
See ya after lunch!
Question of the Afternoon
- Would you prefer to work at a desk job or one that has you up and about and constantly interacting with people?