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The Fitness Zone

A Day in the Life of a Personal Trainer
August 19, 2013

Ever wondered what your day might look like if you were a Personal Trainer running a Step Into Life franchise?


It's an early start so I'm out of bed and getting a healthy snack to start the day nothing too heavy as I'm about to leave for my first training session of the day. I have a delicious breakfast planned for after training!


I arrive at the training ground to set up my banners and equipment so I'm ready to start when my members turn up. The amazing sunrise I get to witness and the sound of the birds reminds me how lucky I am not to be caught in the daily office commute.


Time to kick off the first session of the day, Toneup. This is one of our most popular sessions. We've had to put on additional classes during the week to keep up with the demand! My members are a cheeky bunch and I'm always guaranteed a lot of laughs, however there's also a serious undertone as we work towards their goals together.


After my morning session I normally spend some time on my own training enjoying the great outdoors! Prior to buying my own franchise I'd always been moderately fit but the team at Step into Life assisted me with getting my credentials, and now I am fitness obsessed. Then it's home for breakfast, which today is a bowl of homemade muesli with fresh berries and natural yoghurt fuel for my next group session.


Now I head back to the ground to meet my Cardiomax group for this morning's session. These are definitely my favourite to train as they're the ultimate for building maximum fitness levels, burning calories and increasing endurance. Basically I get to push people to their limits and see their joy when they reach that next level!


This is the time I spend working on my business instead of in it I use the Local Area Marketing activities that Step into Life has given me to help with networking and building community engagement so that my business thrives. This could involve teaching a free session at the local primary school where I have a referral program set up, manning my mini expo stand at the shopping centre or checking in on entries to my online competition. Sometimes I also use this time to catch up with the state office for some one-on-one business mentoring.


The beauty of being my own boss means I can drop in and visit friends for lunch, go for a swim at the beach or just put my feet up and relax in the comfort of my own home!


Time to respond to all the online and email enquiries I have from the website and social media channels, like Facebook and Twitter. This is also the time I spend reviewing my members' progress via their personal tracker diary, which allows me to review their programs outside of our fitness testing.


Boxkick and Powerflex are tonight's sessions. Boxkick is a popular session with the ladies in my community as it combines self-defence techniques with cardio and strength training. Powerflex is a great way to wrap up the day's training inspired by Pilates and yoga, this session is designed to tone and strengthen which is great for clearing the mind and relieving stress. Lots of my deskbound members attend this session and it feels good to help them.


I arrive home and heat up dinner, which I was able to prepare earlier today during some of my free time. The best part of being a Step into Life franchise owner is the knowledge that what I do changes people's lives for the better I've been witness to some amazing transformation and success stories over the years. It inspires me everyday and makes me LOVE my career. Plus the ongoing support I receive means I constantly feel like I'm part of something bigger.

This content is not intended to be used as individual health or fitness advice divorced from that imparted by medical, health or fitness professionals. Medical clearance should always be sought before commencing an exercise regime. The Institute and the authors do no take any responsibility for accident or injury caused as a result of this information.

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