Becoming A CNC Through NASM

Although I loved the prompt for this months blog, I had something too exciting not to share instead. Finally, after 9 long months of rigorous studying and dedication, I passed my certification exam to be a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. This has allowed me to take on over 10 clients over the past month to work with them on their physical health and energy levels. 

Even though I have only been working with my clients for around a month, I have already had clients report back that the plans I have created for them have made it so that they don’t need naps in the afternoon, are actually satiated after meals, and are losing/ gaining the weight they desired to at the pace we set it at. A unique thing I learned through my certification was how to set up a plan that will last a life time, not a couple months. Something I stress in my programming is setting up habits that will not feel restrictive and fit into the current lifestyle of the client so that they can continue to take care of their bodies for years to come. My goal is not to work with clients for years to come, it is to set them up so they know how to take care of themselves. My style of coaching reflects the old saying, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

I have been able to keep a steady flow of new clients from social media connections. I will receive messages from people who have run into me on tiktok or instagram that are interested in having me as a coach, so they end up doing half the work for me! I am grateful that I have social media platforms that I am able to use to endorse my programming without having to try too hard. 

After a client and I have set up our plan of action for the first month, I obtain progress photos from them every week during our check ins, which is my favorite part. Seeing the joy on peoples faces when they look back at what they did look like, or even how they were feeling, compared to what they are after only a month of coaching is so fulfilling. I could not be doing something I love more and can’t wait to see where this is taking me. 

I actually was also offered a job as a personal trainer at a new crunch that just opened up next to FSU, meaning I might land myself a job to have all the way through college.

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