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.
When I was in my twenties, I focused on getting as many clients and group classes as possible to make more money. When my daughter was about 2 years old and cried for me because I was always working so much, the light went off that I didn’t have balance and my priorities were out of order.
From that day on, I decided that would never be that busy again. My American dream is to make more money per hour and not just make money by working a 1,000 hours. I took on my clients in a session and started doing other tasks that didn’t take as much as of my time as personal training and teaching group exercises.
Now I have a very flexible schedule which gives me more time for my family, friends and myself. I don’t work 40 hours per work and life is better.