Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I'm a trainer! Now what?

Some of you may know, I was laid off from my job in public relations and corporate communications this past spring. While I enjoyed my job, and felt I was pretty good at it, my position was relocated out of state and I was left to start over...again.

The PR / Journalism thing was good to me for the past 10+years, but I felt I was spinning my wheels and would never get anywhere. I wanted to move up and make a difference in my company, but that was not to be.

If there's one thing I have learned in my nearly 40 years on this earth, however, is that when one door opens, it's time to crawl through a window!

I ditched my corporate aspirations and decided I would re-enter the fitness industry. In a past life, in college and shortly beyond, I was a trainer and manager of a local fitness center. I enjoyed the work. The people were fun, motivated and energetic. Why did I ever leave? Looking back, I guess I felt with a fresh college degree in my hands (and one that was not health related), that I should put it to work.

I went to grad school and got an MA in Journalism, worked in PR in auto racing in Indiana for a bit before relocating back East to NJ where I have since held a string of communication-related jobs - none of which ever really took me anywhere.

So here I am, 20 years later I'm back in the fitness industry and I couldn't be happier. I now hold a personal trainer certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have started working part-time for a local personal training studio. I'm also looking for private clients in the area. I have access to two different gyms and a plethora of outdoor venues for training and I can't wait to get started.

Why train with me? I am experienced female weight lifter who knows that lifting heavy will NOT make me look like a man. At my best, I deadlift twice my weight and can do more pullups and chinups than most men at my gym.

Train with me and I will create a custom fitness plan to suit your personal goals. Whether you want to train weekly or work with me via email/online support, I have plans that will accommodate your needs.

Email Jenn at fiercefitfearless@gmail (dot) com for more information.

Until then, train hard and have fun!