Thursday, June 11, 2015

New professional direction

To better leverage my time and reach remote clients I have decided to expand my service offerings for online personal training.  I met with an industry veteran/mentor yesterday and joined a fitness professionals' website that gives trainers access to a huge exercise library and the option to create client accounts.  As I familiarize myself with this technology and build an extra page into my website describing these services, I will be able to take on clients who would not otherwise be able to work with me face to face.  This is an excellent option for people who have a pre-existing level of fitness and familiarity with correct technique, who are highly motivated, who want to be pushed and evolve their current health and fitness level, and who aren't able to see me onsite at my current location(s) at the times I am there.  It is also less expensive than traditional personal training, even with a Deluxe Plan.  (No Frills, Standard, Deluxe are the levels of involvement, with add-on options such as nutritional coaching, life coaching, additional contact, etc.).

I have also decided to take a week off next month - unplugged - from my training job and corporate job.  A week without phone or computer (texting, calls, emails) is potentially scary, but will allow me to focus on meeting my own needs and to dive more deeply (albeit briefly) into my yoga practice.  When a person's life is based around wellness:  physical training, rest, hydration, yoga, meditation, organic whole foods cooking and eating, exploring new Primal Diet recipes, re-absorbing The Secret, brain exercises, laughter, positive self-regard and can a person be anything but abundantly healthy?

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