I know the last time anyone answered this question was well over 100 days ago but really liked the question.
SGT Ken Weichert. I took his tactical fitness instructor workshop in Denver 2012, I had only been in the industry for a year at the time. I was also in the process of determining if the National Guard was the right option for me. SGT Ken was leading a PT program for the Colorado National Guard and let me ride with him and assist. Not only did his passion for what he does inspire me as a trainer but gave me the courage to enlist – a decision that took me 9 years to do so.
Thirty-two years ago, professor Doreen St Claire taught an undergraduate class at Franklin College of Indiana, called, “The Physical Experience of Man”. Her class content and instruction as well as her inspiration as a fitness role model got me really excited about fitness and health and helped me choose my profession as a fitness instructor and trainer.
A brilliant trainer and manager named Pauline Crawford, who took the time to talk to a 13 year old boy who wanted to join the gym, a few years later she employed me at one of the gyms she was managing and got the company to pay for my PT qualification.
Her fairness and how she treated her staff has been a major influence on my own management style.