When I was 17 years old I kept a notebook that had had my favorite quotes in it from books and articles that I read throughout high school. During a career planning class my junior year my instructor asked us to write down the objective of your career, so I wrote:
"The objective of my career is to help as many people as I can with their health, wellness, and fitness."
This thought experiment has led my career planning for the last ten years serving various coaching and personal training roles in the fitness industry.
During college I studied kinesiology with a focus in athletic training. During that time I competed in the 2008 Games and began my coaching and personal training career at CrossFit One World. Over the last 5 years I’ve been a full time coach specializing in powerlifting, Olympic lifting, gymnastics, performance nutrition and general strength training for non-competitive clients.
On top of my personal training business, over the last 18 months I’ve made a push to increase the amount of people I work with by developing online programs and writing more.
You can read some of my writing here:
- Fitness Culture - Blog
- Lean Out App - A Paleo Weight Loss Software for Personal Trainers
- RX Gymnastics - A Gymnastics Strength Training Program for trainees
This push for working with people outside my immediate geographic location has helped me stay in line with the career objective I set in high school of helping as many people as I can with their fitness.
I’ll be writing articles for the MINDBODY blog providing insights for improving your own personal training business.