8.15.2013

personal trainer, whaaa?

Exciting things happening around this place. Yesterday I took the plunge and ordered my study materials to become a Personal Trainer.  That means I now have 180 179 days to study for and pass my NASM exam to become a Certified Personal Trainer. 



I am so excited and nervous!!!!!!!!



What did I get myself into?! 

All my life I have been healthy and fit. I played sports all through high school and college and now that I am done with specific workouts for sports I still find myself working out a lot.  Part vanity, part sanity, but mostly because it makes me feel good and I need it in my life. Over the past few years I have realized it is more than just a workout to me. You know when people ask what your hobbies and passions are, I am that person that picks fitness and health as part of theirs.  Weird, I know...Here is the kicker, I want other people to be as excited about being fit and healthy as I am. I want to be a part of a person's success and lifestyle change! I want to learn the science behind the fitness.



But here is the deal, I know how to train myself and I know my way around a gym, but do I know how to make others succeed? Do I know how to motivate in a positive healthy way? I don't ever want to make others feel bad about their lifestyles, but I do want to encourage and push others to be happy, healthy, and fit. When in doubt I can just give my clients a shake weight right?



And the test, I am nervous for the test itself. I have 6 months to study, so that is good, but I have been out of college for like 4 years. Do I ever remember how to study? I don't think I have taken a class on the human body since high school health ahahaha.....Calm down Brooke, you're starting to freak out.

I am not sure how I am going to put my certification to good use once I have it, but I suppose I should worry about passing the exam before I move onto the next step. I could definitely see myself having my own business someday, but that would involve getting liability insurance, getting an LLC, etc....so I will probably start out in a small fitness center or gym fist.  I am pretty positive that I don't want to work somewhere like 24hr Fitness though, not really my style.  Annnnnyway, wish me luck and go get sweaty!!!!



Cheers! 

<3 BB 


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29 comments

JumpingJE said...

When you have your own biz can you hire me plz? Thx.

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! congrats and good luck! motivating others is so amazing and you're going to do an awesome job!

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Katie said...

aw this is so awesome. good luck!

Nini Kat said...

I'd hire you to yell at me to do more burpees. I think you'd be good at it since you have a lot of knowledge and experience already :)

kailyn marie said...

TRAIN MEEEEEEEEEE :)

Helene in Between said...

my husband was a personal trainer when he was getting his masters degree. you can make some good $$$$ yay

Jill J @ Classy with a Kick said...

How exciting. Congrats. You can come down to San Diego and train me! Def stay away from 24 fitness places and find a cute little gym or country club. Those are the best!

Jill
Classy with a Kick

Suzzie Vehrs said...

you will rock it! I went to the nasm conference this spring with my husband since he's a trainer too and I've never been surrounded by such motivating prople. it's sn exciting field to be in!

Suzzie Vehrs said...

typos! please forgive the typos. using my phone.

Kay said...

Um.. be my personal trainer? Thanks!

Lauren said...

So so awesome for you! When in doubt and studying, always make flashcards. I'm sure there's an app for that now or something.

Meg {henninglove} said...

yay that is awesome for you!! good for you for starting that journey, i'm sure you will be a terrific trainer. also i love ron and his half smiles

Chasing Elephants said...

That's super existing! Congrats! Now you can help whip my ass in shape!!! :)

Kalyn V said...

Yay for you! I've been toying with the idea of doing this but the idea of studying for more tests really turns me off of it! Good luck!

adventurerintraining said...

Good luck! If you ever read NASM's Weight Loss Specialist guide, I helped make it! I didn't write the content or anything, but I did lay it out. (I work for Ascend Learning, basically the parent company of NASM.) Congratulations! It sounds like you'll do just fine! :)

Candace said...

Will you please my life coach? Ok great! I'm glad we've settled this. :)

Tami said...

WOOHOOOO I'm so proud of you for jumping in! You're gonna be phenomenal, I just know it.

Brytani Sierra said...

HEY! That's great! My mom is a personal trainer and owner of Wildfire Fitness so I've seen what it takes to become a trainer first (well I guess second) hand. I think you'll be great! Without even meeting you I just know that your funny personality will definitely be an asset!

Good Luck girl! I already know that you'll be amazing! :)

XX Brytani Sierra
|Downtown Glamorous|

Kelly Louise said...

i need to follow your lead!

Pam Smith said...

Always proud of you Brooke! Follow your dreams and passions and you'll never go wrong!

exality said...

really great :D maybe we can follow each other? let me know! <3 http://exality.blogspot.com/

Jess said...

Hey! I am a new follower:) I would love some tips, since you are headed to become a personal trainer. I am getting ready to join a gym!

Adriana @ Dog Hair Is An Accessory said...

WOOOO! YES!! I'm so pumped for you!!

Kasey Lynne said...

It's always a good post when Ron Swanson is involved.

Jillian Michaels won't have anything on you ;)

Abby Jordan said...

Awesome! And kinda hillarious because i have been debating doing the same thing! You are a step ahead of me.

Ashley said...

So great! That's awesome. I'm so excited for ya!

Rachael Claire said...

You got this!! I have complete faith in you! Plus, I worked at Gold's for four years and have seen some real morons pass NASM. How I am not sure, but they did...So, YOU CAN DO IT!!

Fit With Flash said...

UGH I'm just realizing I never got back to you about this. SO sorry! Email me your questions and I'll get back to you asap! I can help with a lot of stuff, so shoot! fitwithflash@gmail.com : )

MacKensie said...

AHhhhh I'm so excited for you!! When I come visit you can practice by training me. :D Also, Caddyshack?! Winning.