Each one of us has a story of how we got into the fitness industry.
For me, my inspiration was venturing into another field that I knew nothing about (other than enjoying the benefits of a gym membership AND having a great personal trainer) and to see what I could create for it (the gym software).
I am curious to find out what inspired you.
Does your inspiration come from another person in the field?
A loved one who benefits from your knowledge and expertise?
A general innate desire to help others?
I hope everyone is having a great week. I look forward to your responses and, always, learning more!
Great thread Lawrence. Similar to Jocelyn I got into it by chance. I was working as a nurse, slightly overweight and joined a women’s gym to get fit. It did not take me long to realize the instructors (we are talking 30 years ago, there were virtually no personal trainers back then), knew little about fitness or weights. I bought Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Body Building For Women” and brought the book to the gym with me. My body changed, the members noticed and soon began asking my advice (very few women used weights back then). I discovered I enjoyed helping them and continued to educate myself. Within 2 years I had left nursing (though I still keep my RN) and was working full time in the fitness industry.