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!
Really interesting paths that got us all to this industry!
In high school, drill team was my life. I did other sports, music, etc., but what I really loved was choreographing and teaching synchronized dance routines. Although I’m an introvert’s introvert, I had no trouble teaching large groups how to dance, and I continued through college.
When I got out of college, I bought my first gym membership. Yuck. I was bored on the machines and the treadmill. Then I attended a “hi/lo” class and decided that I’d rather teach it than take it. That was a chance for me to get back into choreographing (more simply) and teaching.
As we know more, we do more. I’ve grown into many directions in the last 25 years, now most interested in therapeutics and keeping Baby Boomers in their best vibrant shape. But it all started with the back of an aerobics class, thinking, “I should do this.”