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!
Before you make any changes, perhaps it might be of use to take a vacation…. not just to vacate or play, but to take an inward trip. My favorite place to go is a yoga center in the Berkshire mountains…. I am sure there are places like that near you….. go someplace, take a notebook and do some journaling, meditate, walk, think about what matters to you, what you want out of life, what your strongest gifts are, and what you want to give back to the world. Then get very practical and write down the nitty gritty stuff about what specific experience/education/skills you have, what the job markets offer near you, ….
Vision first and then the practicalities.
There is a great book called “After the ecstacy, the laundry” you might like. It is about spirituality, but has some good points about self discovery.
I could give a lot of practical suggestions, but you kind of sound like you are in that place where you are hearing the storm warnings and it is time to figure out not just what you want to do, but who you are.