Are there any trainers in the Grand Rapids, MI area interested in forming a volunteering group for the community?
I am newly a Certified Personal Trainer, and am interested in forming a group through Woman's Life that actively gives their time to, and raises money for, the community. I want to begin my career giving, meeting new contacts, and gaining experience.
I'll start by saying that I do not live in MI...but if I did, I would love to be a part of your plan! I think giving back to the community is wonderful and you should be proud to start your training career in such a giving way. I do a lot of my teaching and training at a local Rec center, and it is so rewarding to take an active role in enhancing the lives of those who live in the community.
I've seen too many trainers just focus on the money making aspect of training, and it takes away from what I feel is the real purpose--to enhance lives through fitness and health. It's not all about the bottom dollar, although I know it is difficult to be in fitness full time.
Kudos to you and your efforts, it is inspirational! Best of luck to you.