I left Pure Gym in February with plans to do the yoga teacher training course and then the view to teach yoga after the course. I also wanted to spend more time growing my personal training business online.
As you know if you have read my previous blog posts, the Yoga teacher training didn’t work out for me. So that left me with the online side of Personal Training and then training a select few clients in a private studio in Cowley road.
The first couple of weeks, I thought, I had hit the jackpot. I had minimal work and all the time in the world to do exactly what I wanted and could still make money.
However the novelty soon wore off.
Stupidly, I had failed to realize the majority of people work during the day. So with not many people around, I found myself at a bit of a loss.
There is only so much time you can spend drinking coffee and training (well actually that’s arguable, I could probably train all day!). But you know what I mean.
Anyway I got to the point where I thought maybe its time I get a ‘proper job’. (It’s kind of strange, the whole time I’ve been PTing, I always thought it would be a short-term thing) and I guess in my mind I never classed it as a job. Obviously it is a job, but because I’m self employed and I love what I do, it doesn’t feel like one.
Before going to university I had a very clear vision of what I wanted to go into after graduating. I have to admit it certainly wasn’t being a PT. The problem I found is you change a hell of a lot from the age of 18- 21 (through uni). Your interests, goals and priorities change.
The last 2months (having taken a step back from everything) has given me a chance to reflect. A chance to think about what I want to achieve with my business. Its also been a time to look back at why I chose to become a PT. And realise why it’s a career I have fallen in love with.
Prior to becoming a trainer, I would say I was quite introvert, the idea of teaching a group exercise class gave me a heart attack and truth be told the one of the last things I wanted to do was socialize and communicate with people. I have to say now pretty much all those things have become the opposite.
Okay now I tell you the reason why I love my job so much and I want to carry on personal training……..
I have the most incredible clients, they drive me to carry on. I absolutely love helping them reach their goals whether thats to become stronger, increase flexibility, or achieve the perfect handstand ! No 2 clients are the same, they all have different ambitions and I am lucky enough to be able to support and guide them through their journey to achievement.
As a PT you have the ability to change someone’s life for the better, you can watch them grow as a person, have newfound confidence, happiness and strength. It’s so much more than just training a client.
When I reflect on what I have achieved myself since becoming a PT, It’s more than I could have imagined. There have been many times, I have had to overcome my fears and push myself outside my comfort zone.
I have learnt how to manage all areas of a business, from marketing to sales, finance to social media. I love the diversity! And have become happier, more confident, slightly less (actually a lot less) mature but I have fun doing what I love.
Yes a lot of work has gone into creating my PT business, I have got so much out of it and now I want to grow my business!
Life is a rollercoaster. There are so many ups and downs. As much as the times we are at rock bottom, can seem like the worst thing in the world. When we get through them, we become stronger as a result. We are constantly learning, developing and finding out what we need in our lives.
I have learnt I need to be in an environment where I can socialize with people and have structure. I am naturally very driven and hard working, but when I have too much time on my hands, I lose sight of what I want to achieve. The saying goes ‘give something to a busy person’. Busy people tend to manage there time better and don’t waste time! For me going back to being super busy environment, surrounded by colleagues and structure will be so much better for me and is what I miss.
Time to grow the Rosie Burr community.
I’m on the hunt for a group of people who have specific training goals in mind, I want to be a mentor, coach and friend to help you reach and achieve your goals. In return, I will be here for you every step of the way and you will become part of the best training family!
Get in touch if this sounds like you 😀 drop me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(P.S I almost forgot to mention, I am extremely excited I am going to be teaching spin again! Love you guys).