Personal Training; Why?

I recruited my own personal trainer back in October 2014 to help me drop a few kilos that I had gained during a three-month holiday in Europe (oops, when in Rome right?). Little did I know that my personal trainer would help me with so much more than losing some weight!

Sure; I expected to feel more confident and happier as a result of physical changes, but I was completely caught off guard by the mental transformation that took place. My personal trainer helped me to realise what I was capable of, how hard I could push myself and what I could achieve if I put my mind to it. It became so much more than just looking and feeling better – it was about a better life in general and I was hooked.

By 2015, I was six years into a successful career in the corporate world – I was very good at what I did, I had great bosses and my colleagues were awesome. But I continuously found myself sitting at my desk day dreaming & asking myself ‘Is this what I want to do for the rest of my life?’. In all honesty (without tooting my own horn); I felt as though I was destined for something much greater. But what? After all, this job was all that I knew.

Ever since I was a little girl I have always loved helping people and have never been afraid to stick my hand up to take on leadership roles (yes, I can be a bit of a bossy boots at times lol) – I take pride in being a good role model to those around me. Running my own business was something that I always saw myself doing; I loved the idea of building and growing something that I could call my own. I imagined waking up every day and being excited to go work. So I asked myself ‘What do I love?’. It was simple – health and fitness. If I wasn’t at work or catching up with friends and family – I was busy keeping active or in the kitchen cooking healthy food. Light bulb moment – personal training. I discovered that I had the potential to help others the way my personal trainer had helped me.

I’ve since come to the realisation that I have always wanted to help, motivate and inspire people – I just didn’t know how and needed some help to find the confidence within myself to make a career out of it. Personal training has been the perfect way for me to be able to start doing so. The possibilities in the health and fitness industry (well the whole world for the matter) are endless and I can’t wait to see what other amazing opportunities await and the path that they will lead me on.

My Top 5 Motivational Tips to Get Active:

  1. Set goals –  think about: Why you want to keep active? What do you want to achieve? How are you going to achieve this? When do you want to achieve this by? Once you’ve answered these questions; write down your answers and remind yourself of them the next time you feel like skipping that workout or giving up.
  1. Find exercise that you enjoy – there’s no point trying to run 5 kilometres a day if you hate running or participating in a yoga class if you’re bored out of your brains. Finding exercise that you enjoy is a bit of trial and error; but hey you’ll probably have a few lol’s along the way!
  1. Get outdoors – don’t limit yourself to the confinements of gym or studio. Take your workout to the coast, river or park. It’s a great way to get some fresh air, have a change of scenery and clear your head. Plus, let’s face it; the treadmill can get a little boring!
  1. Grab yourself a training buddy – you can hold each other accountable and you’re less likely to skip a workout if you’ve organised to go with a friend. Plus, you can always squeeze in a cheeky breaky date at your favourite health food café post workout.
  1. Book in with a PT – if you’re not able to train with a PT regularly on weekly basis, book in once a fortnight or once a month to change things up a bit. You can specifically ask your PT to show you some new exercises or training styles. You’ll feel re-motivated and importantly seeing a PT gives you the opportunity to brush up on your form and technique.

Believe; achieve; inspire…

Casey xx – @caseyfenton