I am a licensed and certified personal trainer and typically work with athletes.
- When I was asked to help out with adult education classes through the local high school, I was reluctant.
I prefer to train people who are dedicated to a fit and healthy way of life. However, a very good friend of mine runs the program and talked me into doing it. One of the first problems was that the classes were held at the high school. While there is a weight room, the equipment is extremely limited. Plus, the area was too small to accommodate the number of people who signed up for the classes. The response was huge. I had forty people signed up for my fitness classes. They varied in age from 22 to 68. Their levels of ability were also very different. I typically work one-on-one with people. I like to customize a plan to suit their specific goals. Creating workouts that could be tailored to the diverse expectations and requirements of forty people was difficult. We met in the high school gym, and I was impressed with the work ethic and commitment of the group. As they started to see a little bit of success, they become even more motivated. The improvement in strength, stamina and flexibility over the course of six weeks was amazing. We had such a great time that once the adult education sessions ended, I offered the group the opportunity to continue through my gym. Nearly every single person signed up. It has been a great experience for both my students and myself. I’ve now expanded my business to include more than professional athletes.