Monday, October 10, 2011
Personal Musings From A Corporate Personal Trainer...
I have been in the health and fitness industry for over 21 years now and it has been a wild ride (which is really amazing since I'm only 29.....Yeah, right!). I love that I have never tired of its changing tides and am continually inspired by it. I was a trainer before certifications were required and also taught group fitness classes for over 17 years. It is a constant learning environment where every person you train or connect with teaches you something new. I have seen this industry change drastically in the last two decades, especially in the stereotyping of it.
Training has evolved from just 'getting a client in shape' to specialized fields in Sports Specific training, Weight Loss and Management, Functional Motion, Post Rehabilitation, Senior programs, Children's programs, working hand-in-hand with Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Doctors, and training employees through Corporate Wellness, just to name a few.
So WHY am I telling you all this?
Because this is what I am passionate about. I am a corporate wellness specialist because of my years of training. I love what I do. I love the material, the people I work with and the companies who hire me to increase their employee's level of wellness. I feel so blessed to find my niche in this field and am lately feeling inspired to grow this niche in my local community in Spokane, WA, as well as nationally.
If you read this today, give a shout of thanks to your support systems in your life for what you have and for the job you perform. Hopefully you are as passionate as I am about what you do.
I am writing my musings today, in the role of a personal trainer, in hopes of inspiring you to follow your passion and take care of your health. If you don't have your health, you don't have much else.
If your company needs some healthy infusion of inspiration and wellness, I'm your gal. Contact me.
live with intention.
walk to the edge.
play with abandon.
choose with no regret.
continue to learn.
appreciate your friends.
do what you love.
live as if this is all there is
~mary ann radmacher
~Merri Lou Franzella