Why I am in Business as a Personal Trainer
I got rid of many of my own health problems through exercise, I wanted to show others the joy of working out and the health benefits of exercise.
My first session was with a young friend of the family who was not taking care of his health. The kickboxing teacher from the gym where I worked and I were trying to get this kid into exercise as a better direction for his lifestyle. During our first session, this guy opened up to me about wanting to get healthy. He loved what I taught him, and looked much better after our workout.
It was after that session when I realized my mission in life: I was meant to heal others though exercise! Today I can honestly say that I love being a personal trainer not for the money but for the service it provides to so many people.
Here are several reasons why I love my job:
- I love healing others.
- I love watching others get stronger, and have less pain/fewer colds and flu (while reaping all of the countless benefits of working out).
- I like watching others build confidence. To see someone not be uncomfortable in the gym and know what to do is great!
- I like to study. I love learning new things. I study exercise and practice what I learn 6 days a week, whether that means reading an article in a trade magazine and sharing that knowledge with a client, or reading a new book on an exercise theory. There is always something new in this industry to learn and bring into sessions.
While some people choose to have bigger paychecks, but work jobs they hate, I can honestly say I love my job because of the difference it makes in my clients’ lives. Today, personal training isn’t just an elite service used by the rich. It’s affordable to many clients of all income levels.
I’m so happy to be part of the fitness trend, and hope to continue personal training for many years to come.
Source: Brick Bars , Snack Review
New Product Review: Bricks Bars
While shopping in one of the fancier markets in a high-end neighborhood near the gym where I work, I ran across some “meat bars.”
It was one of those stores where you buy five things and are shocked at the bill, and these bars — made by Bricks Bars — were no exception at $3.99 for each 1.5 oz bar. That is about 40 bucks a pound, folks.
That day, there were two types of bars available at the store: one that contained grass-fed beef with uncured bacon, cranberry, and sunflower seed; and another one composed of Turkey with sweet potato, cranberry, and pumpkin seed. Curious and hungry, I got both.
I showed one to a friend, and she asked if I had just bought a Thanksgiving meal in a bar. I laughed, recalling the “Meal in a gum” concoction created by Willy Wonka, where the more you chewed the more different flavors you tasted.
I ate the beef one on the way home. It was coated with a kind of oil and was nice and solid. It tasted kind of like trail mix with jerky in it.
The flavor was… good! All of the ingredients were really complementing each other. By the time I finished the bar I was giving this product a thumbs up and an A plus. It WAS really good and the best part a nice lingering peppery taste in my mouth. I wish it was a little saltier, but the low salt is better for you.
More than anything, I could taste the love the makers of the bar must have put into the development of this product. Making something this unusual and healthy must have taken tons of time, and they did a fantastic job of it. It reminds me of Astronaut food (and, as matter of fact, they should market this great snack to NASA). The best part was with the bars 10 grams of protein, low sugar content, and one to two grams of fiber, which staved off my hunger through several personal training sessions.
Upon closer scrutiny of the label, I noted the bar was a local product made by a family right here in Brooklyn! So hooray for local business! That, in and of itself, makes me not mind the high price. My money goes into local pockets and not some CEO’s million-dollar bonus. That means I could, literally, run into the makers of Bricks Bars by chance, and tell them I love their products.
Overall, I give both Bricks Bars flavors high marks. If you’re looking for a filling snack that’s savory and sweet, they’re perfect. Buying a bar will satisfy your hunger and, if you’re in the New York City area, help a neighborhood business.