I know a lot of trainers and fitness instructors who focus on training so many clients, that they ignore their own personal need to stay healthy and excited about teaching/training. It would be great to know what other fitness professionals do to stay excited and energized about working with their clients.
Variety!!!! Variety with your training modalities and with your actual job! I’ve been in the industry for over 26 years and the only way I avoid burnout is to work in different environments and remember that variety is the key with my clients as well as with my schedule. I schedule my own time every morning for an hour. This is usually my workout time but I know its the time I can de-stress and not have to talk to anyone.
Continuing education through networking, conferences and other types of education will help keep you motivated and also continue to give you new ideas. Give your clients, job and schedule variety regularly and never stop learning!