If what I’m about to share resonates with you, I might just be the personal trainer for you.
When I was going through a major grieving period a few years ago, all I wanted was someone to help keep me accountable. Someone to check in with me. Someone to see what I had the energy for, and remind me that I was human and doing my best.
And before I go any further, I’m not a counselor, or a medical doctor, a therapist, psychiatrists, or any of those things. I am, however, working on my health coach certification and I’m currently an ACE certified personal trainer. My goal is to help people from staying stuck where I was, because it’s not fun.
If you do feel you need medical help, there are a number of resources available for you such as this website:
They have a lot of wonderful resources like assessments to see where you stand, and DIY resources!
With that said, at my lowest of low points I just wanted that extra push. Unfortunately I reached out to a handful of trainers at that time to just help keep me accountable and none of them were interested. It was kind of heartbreaking.
And here’s the thing…
Some personal trainers struggle empathizing with their clients when personal life gets in the way of their client’s goals. So if you’ve had a bad experience with a trainer in the past, I apologize on their behalf.
I’m not saying this is a good thing or a bad thing. Many trainers I’ve come across through social media come with good intentions, but sometimes they forget to add the human element.
And while tough love has its place, sometimes it can cause more harm than good.
Many of us are already our own worst critic.
Our perfectionist minds don’t need another person telling us all the reasons why we suck and aren’t a good client. Why we’ve been absolute trash at compliance.
We don’t need another person telling us we’re not good enough.
We just need help with this push towards a better lifestyle, to have someone that’s going to help support us and keep us accountable.
Someone that understands we’re still human.
That we’re still going to struggle.
But that we’re doing our best to get better each day.
And honestly, that’s all that matters.
That each day we’re making a step towards the life we want to live.
Becoming the person we want to become, at the pace needed to get there.
If this speaks to you,
PS: If you’re looking for a personal trainer that’s going to get you the swolest of swole, I’m probably not it for you. It’s not that I can’t help you, it’s just that that area of fitness isn’t where I feel the most lead to help.
I do have other ways to work with me. (pdf guides on workouts or nutrition guides coming soon) However, I plan to save most of my 1-on-1 spots for those needing the accountability most for their mental and physical wellbeing.