The idea to become a certified personal trainer certainly didn’t happen overnight. In fact it’s been over two years the idea has been circulating in my thoughts. Then as sweat gathered in puddles around my bike during a recent spin class, an equal amount of joy and inspiration hit me. It was crystal clear my time to act was now.
THIS is what I want to do…
While still reaping the blessings of being a stay at home mom, I’m only 1 school-year away from them both being full time students. Say whaaaat?!?
A bittersweet thought.
Being a personal trainer is more than cheerleading someone through a routine of tough workouts. While that’s an important component, truly understanding our bodies and how to effectively and safely train clients requires hours of studying (which is why I’m starting now).
Since high school I’ve been an on-again-off-again gym and cardio machine rat, dedicated countless weeks at a time to various kinds of aerobics classes, and completed my fair share of at home workout DVD’s. That’s not to say I’m an expert, but I’m no stranger to the fitness/gym world!
However, it wasn’t until 2 years ago that fitness became a lifestyle; a daily focus to become the best version of me! Building a foundation for longterm success has been pivotal in my journey thus far and something I want to bring to my clients.
There’s a deep desire to learn from my (future) clients what drives them to succeed, what limits their capabilities, their past or current struggles, and ultimately the goals they want to reach.
I want to be the driving force that helps them- or YOU- concur goals in the gym (and kitchen).
Being a personal trainer does not make me a nutrition specialist! However, outside the “gym” my passion overflows into cooking and meal planning doing my best to make healthy eating approachable and easy. I’m continually learning and trying new things, swapping one ingredient out for another, and adapting recipes to meet my needs without forcing it upon my family (more on that topic later).
No matter your goals, from losing weight to building muscle, I firmly believe in a simple formula:
Eat Right + Exercise = Results
Nothing ground breaking, just an honest equation. Yet, so many people just don’t know where to start or they hit a plateau and give up!
Now, eating right is a vague term, I know. It’s different for everyone based on their starting point, dietary restrictions, macro needs etc., but the more we focus on eating real and unprocessed food ultimately the better in the long run.
Learning to create balance in your diet, without crazy restrictions, is fundamental to making it a lifestyle NOT a diet! Hence my birthday bowl of heavenly lemon cake and raspberry ice-cream…bowl #2. (It WAS my birthday after all.)
My plan going forward is to build small accountability groups to coach and mentor-online and local.
These groups will consist of ONLY women with a STRONG desire to commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle. My desire is to encourage, motivate and inspire you to make the commitment to your DAILY life NOT search for any sort of quick-fix remedy. We’ll work together through various workouts and evaluate individual macro needs, crossing off attainable goals every step of the way!
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Until next time here’s a little glimpse of an arm workout I did in the gym (first shared on Instagram) while on a recent mini vacation. 20 seconds of work/10 seconds of rest for a total of 4 rounds (equivalent to 16 minutes). Use heavier or lighter weights if needed!
12lb. bicep curls to shoulder press~~30lb. sumo squat with upright row~~tricep dips~~12lb. hammer curls finished with 3 sets of bosu ball ab work.