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.
The answers to this so far are oh so good! You must have variety, both in the way you train your clients and the way you train yourself. You must have balance. There needs to be time away when you can focus on things you enjoy rather than giving out. I usually plan Saturdays just for fun. Sometimes it’s a day for bike riding with a friend, sometimes out of town for sightseeing, etc. It’s very important to have that time away. You MUST schedule in your own workouts during the work week, and they need to be varied. Doing occasional races keeps focus in your own work outs. Do what sparks a flame in you, something that makes you come alive. And keep learning so everything is fresh and new. I love reading fitness articles, doing CEC’s, learning new yoga poses, etc. Ah yes, yoga! Even when teaching yoga, I get the benefits of restoration and balance. And each person needs a source. For me that’s Bible reading, prayer, and fellowshipping with like-minded believers. We need to fill ourselves before we can give out. We have to have something of substance within to have anything to give on the outside, so do those things that nurture you! And, of course, give your body great nutrition and adequate sleep.