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The Power of Simply Showing Up

My entire career you get the stereotypical comments when people learn what you do for a living, on top of the usual questions like "what's the best exercise for 'x'?" or "what's the best foods to eat?" Ugh...


When it comes to what I chose to do for a living I've heard all kinds of "wonderful thoughts and comments" about my profession:



~"Oh I'd love your job! Just stand there and watch people exercise" 🙄


~"You just exercise all day long, and show others how to do it, then go home" 🙄


~"I'd love to just exercise and eat healthy and be paid for it" 🙄




It NEVER stops getting annoying. If this line of work was that easy as these comments suggest, there would be WAY more people doing it, and WAY less turnover in the industry. That's a fact.


~Like any job there are tough friggin' days...

~There's high stress days...

~There's awesome days...

~There's days where you feel brutal inside and out...

~There's days where you feel like you "got this"...

~There's days where you get big time "imposter syndrome"...

~You get burned out...


(And this isn't even counting being an entrepreneur on top of it!)


Working with people is HARD and it's NOT for everyone. I've done many guest speaking seminars over my career with students in my old Fitness & Health Promotion program at the college and I always say the same thing:


My favourite thing about my job is THE PEOPLE.

My least favourite thing about my job is THE PEOPLE.


There are days where people can make you feel like absolute garbage, down on yourself and draining your energy completely. Thankfully, these are minimal. There are also days like the day I had today, that remind you why you do what you do; I love to coach people, help them feel good inside and out and learn to lead a healthy, happy lifestyle that works for them!


Question: How many jobs are out there where before 8am you get a message like this one from a client???





Answer: Not too many!!


Within my first two hours of my work day I feel like a million bucks from reading this message. It had nothing to do with how much weight a client lifts, how much weight someone loses or how many workouts they did this week....


It's the positive energy they get when they come to the studio;


-The conversations both serious or not so serious...

-The laughter...

-The ability to speak their mind without judgement or consequence...

-The feeling of having someone in your corner as you work toward your health goals...


It's not the physiology, the weights lifted or the number of workouts you did this week or how many veggies you ate.... It's the HUMAN aspect of my line of work.


And I LOVE IT. 🥰




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