As an aspiring personal trainer and health coach, I feel it’s really important to learn from professionals who are already in the business. With that in mind, while I’m working through my studies and developing my professional plan, I’m also engaging in programs created by other trainers and fitness professionals, and programs that have gained popularity or traction. Here’s what I have going on now:
30 Day Challenge to Master Organization and Achieve Your Goals by Chalene Johnson
In this challenge, participants receive one video every day to help them organize their life, create better habits, improve relationships, set goals, and achieve goals in an organized way. Since I have a big goal, this is a good choice for me. The program asks participants to write a priority statement for a key priority in your life that you’re looking to pay focused attention to. Chalene really emphasizes holding yourself accountable by putting yourself out there. Rather than post my priority statement in the feed where it’ll get lost in the black hole of comments, here it is:
My key priority is to focus on my career development as personal trainer and health coach because I want to be in an occupation that allows me to live my passion and makes a positive impact on people’s lives. I have chosen this priority because it’s where I feel I have the least control and feel least fulfilled. I will honor my key priority by developing a goal-oriented plan for success, and not let fear keep me from accomplishing my goal. I would be dishonoring this priority if I let fear take over, causing me to give up, get down on myself, and not take action. To give this priority the time and attention it deserves, I will limit the time I spend on unproductive activities, such as watching TV. I will make time to study, engage in activities that benefit my career aspirations, research my options, and I will pass my personal trainer and health coach certification exams.
30 Day Plank Challenge
Most of the time I’m not a fan of fitness challenges that take place over a small, set period of time because for me to stick with fitness activities, they need to be a part of my lifestyle, not temporary. However, it’s really apparent that 30 day fitness challenges are popular, and I can see the benefit. Challenges like this keep you accountable for a long enough period of time that you can develop a long-term habit, and they offer the opportunity to engage with others or compete with others, adding motivation and accountability. So, I’m giving it a shot with the 30 Day Plank Challenge. By the end of 30 days, I should be able to hold a plank for five minutes (gulp!).
Come back and visit this page soon. I’ll be posting additional updates as I work through programs and challenges.