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!
Aloha Dawn. Burn out can be a lingering mindset. How are your workouts going? Are you spending some extra time just for you? Taking good care of yourself is very important.
I also would suggest that you find someone locally (or maybe start a small fitness instructor support group) to just sit down with and talk about your work and things. The simple act of saying it out loud to someone who is listening can really be helpful. And it is comforting to know that you aren’t the only one having moments of doubt or ups and downs.
I don’t have much other information to go on, about other things in your world right now. I enjoy doing a little mentoring and support for other trainers. If you would be interested in doing some back and forth emails or calling me, you can contact me through my profile or my website www.hawaiifitnessacademy.com . For now, I offer you best wishes and the knowledge that you aren’t the only one out there.