1/24/11

An annoucement of sorts..

I like to think that I have a lot of interests. From the time I was young I loved to read and write. I created stories about young pre-teen detectives and named them after my friends (where were in search of a stolen jewel and my good friend was the illustrator if you were wondering.) I also loved arts and crafts, drawing and painting. As I got a little older, and arguably less creative, I instead fell in love with dance and movies but continued to read feverishly and write when inspiration struck. I'm pleased to say that many of these interests are still with me today.

But I also have a new interest: Health and Wellness (as a healthy living blogger it kind of comes with the territory right?) I love to talk, read and to some extent write about nutrition, fitness, running and women's health. I could literally sit and chat about these topics for hours on end, and do sometimes, whether the listener is truly engaged or not. There is just something about this topic that I simply can't get enough of. I'm passionately addicted!

Which leads me to my announcement. After serious contemplation for the last 6 months I have decided to get certified as a Fitness Instructor Specialist, with the potential to followup that training and become a Certified Personal Trainer as well as a Nutrition and Wellness Specialist. Look at me go huh?!

My reasoning is this; I love fitness and I love helping other people. When people come to me for assistance or advice I beam from the inside with pride and I truly look at it as an honor to be trusted by that person. I believe that combining the two would give me a sense of accomplishment that I have yet to see in my career. Its also one that I long for...desperately.

I'm not sure if the plan at this point would be to try to make a full time career out of it or not but I think it would be a highly enjoyable way to earn extra money, keep active and meet new people. I have a lot more ideas floating around in my head but for now I need to take the first step and actually enrol.

Depending on my schedule the plan is to register for the class in the next three months. I have already spoken to the coordinator of the gym at my office and he indicated that I could teach classes there in order to gain experience and prepare for my practical exam. In fact, to get a little taste of it I will be leading the group Tabata class on Thursday. How fun is that?!

And I mean c'mon, this is the face of someone you'd trust to help get you in shape and guide you towards a healthier life right????


























Total professional if you ask me!


So tell me, anything exciting you want to announce today?
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22 comments:

  1. Fun announcement! I love seeing people take their passion and run with it for their career! No doubt you'll be an incredible instructor.

    I love Tabata and I hope you can get the word out about it!

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  2. Congrats! It's so great to take steps towards doing the things you love!

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  3. that's great news! You are gonna do awesome!

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  4. Congratulations! You'll be do something you love- how many people can say that?

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  5. Good for you! That is fantastic. If you ever need and help or support, you can count on me :)

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  6. Congrats! What an exciting decision. What is Tabata (guess I could goggle it)?

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  7. Congrats--so glad you're going after something you love.

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  8. I'm so excited for you! I think you'll be a natural at it. Have tons of fun, I look forward to reading the updates.

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  9. Now that is awesome news! How exciting! Congrats!

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  10. Woooohoo! CONGRATS! :)
    That's super super freaking amazing!

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  11. Congratulations on your decision! follow your passion for sure!!

    What organzation is a FIS certified through? I am actually a CSCS through the NSCA, but I am not using my certification currently :P

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  12. Congratulations!! That is so exciting! :) Good luck with the courses and training, etc. It sounds like it's going to be an amazing adventure for you.

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  13. That is sooo exciting!! I am so pumped for you! I currently teach aerobics and personal train and it is the most rewarding job in the world. I know you are going to be an amazing instructor and inspire even more people to fitness through your teaching! :)

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  14. thats awesome. great decision! congrats!

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  15. YAY -go you!!! What program are you looking to start with?? And is it through ACE or NASM or any of those??

    PS- I totally would trust that face. :)

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  16. I'm so excited for you Sam! I think you'll make a great instructor. Let me know if there's anything you need at all or if you have any questions about the FIS course. I will help you out as best as I can! :)

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  17. That is awesome!!! You know, all of that has come into my mind as well...but unrealistic for me in my current situation...maybe one day!!! I would totally take a class from you! :)

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  18. Oh congrats on your decision! I would love to become a personal trainer and have looked in to it in the past but it's expensive and I dont know how much I would use it...at this point in my life at least...although it WOULD benefit my clients!

    In any case, I'm not sure about the nutrition and wellness certificate or what that is but I hope it is what you want! I would highly recommend becoming a dietitian if you are looking to start your own business or something like that AND bc you are so passionate about nutrition, I just feel you get SO much more education with the degree and are better equiped to decipher nutritional info and provide advice. I could biased but just saying haha Plus, the credibility factor as well!!

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