The turnover rate for customers was high, and in turn I soon realized how people were getting discouraged and choosing to cancel their memberships
I’ve consistently made physical fitness a large part of my life in some aspect or another. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been involved with all odd types of activities! As I got older and became interested in all aspects of training, I found that sports in general was definitely my forte. After I graduated, I tried to find a job with a professional sports team in town and all around the country. Ultimately, I found that the field is extremely competitive! Even trying to get an entry level job was impossible if I didn’t know someone who knew someone. Working at this commercial gym in town that’s part of a nationwide chain was what I had to settle with. I liked that the gym gave every imaginable style of equipment, class & amenity, and I think the customers did too! However, I didn’t like that there was so many people with no idea of how to get through their workouts – or even how to conduct them. The turnover rate for customers was high, and in turn I soon realized how people were getting discouraged and choosing to cancel their memberships. Training alone meant that many of our customers had no motivation! Some were totally intimidated and put off by so much perceived pressure from those around them. I then decided that I wanted to be a personal trainer, so I assumed the transition would be fairly easy! I needed to get a few more certifications, which I completed fast enough, but I still had to work through another gym despite my experience. It was a long road, but I finally found my passion as a personal trainer and fitness enthusiast.