Being an example for people to follow and them being the change in their world; which in the larger picture, makes a positive change in our world! The energy and transformation is contagious.
A few months ago, I organized a 45-minute spin charity ride for the Christopher Reeves Foundation for Spinal Injury. We sponsored a fellow employee that is competing in several Spartan Races to raise money for our friend/client who was hit by a car while on a moped going 5 miles an hour, helmet secured and safely riding about 10 years ago. She is wheel chair bound and living with spinal injury and paralysis. We raised $1,000 and the energy and community support was overwhelmingly amazing. Her personal training helps her quality of life, helps her overcome challenges and keeps her very positive and doing things she could not do before. The community coming together and spinning for the cause was so meaningful and so wonderful; one of the best days of my life and the smiles and gratitude we all felt were priceless!
Training, teaching, active lifestyle, eating healthy are not just my career; it is MY WAY OF LIFE…IT IS MY LIFE. I thank the AFAA /NASM organization for the wonderful information constantly coming my way; the workshops, knowledge, the fun! I have the best life I could have ever dreamed of… and then some.
Stay true to yourself; be yourself. Work at it every day. Don’t give up. Like the saying goes, “just do it.” Commit to learning. Information continues to evolve, keep apprised of new data and research. Safety first regardless of what you do. Be a good listener to the challenges your clients or group participants have; know modifications. Be positive and spread the good will; gain their trust in being authentic, organic and truly caring.