I’ve been a personal trainer for 8 years and like many, phases of burn out happens and then you get over it and move on. I’m at the stage where I feel like clients are just going through the motions, putting in their two sessions and then going on about their normal routine. I feel as though I’m burn out on excuses and not making a difference in people. Tired of the monotony in people. I really love to teach fitness and nutrition and I love speaking on it. What career path could I go down that highlights that? What can I do to fire up the pt spark again? Thanks!
If you still like being part of the industry you might want to move into a management position. From there you can help not only the clients/members but also other trainers who are new to the business and could benefit from your experiences. If later in your life you would like to come back and train you can still do it since you wouldn’t have lost your contact with this part of the business/industry. I have been in the industry as a trainer for 25 years now and I’m still enjoying all of the moments of the job (good and bad). You could also seek a different certification so you can add or move on into a different type of clientele and challenges. This could help with the “monotony”. Of course tapping out and moving on into a different career path is always an option. You are not alone in that situation. Many have come and gone, some with good memories and others with bad ones. Good luck to whatever you decide to do.