Every week I choose a health and fitness-related topic to write about, and I post it to my website if you've been following and keeping up with me, then you're fully aware of that. The reason why I write is to share my knowledge and inform people of this information who might find it useful. Another reason why I write is to help build my website and increase my exposure as well as get more potential clients to come my way for personal training. I do this because I have goals just like anyone else. If you want anything in life, then you have to work hard for it and stay focus.
I believe another reason why I'm so focused on this and why I work as hard as I do is because I dream of a life in the future that I know I can have. I know it won't come easy, and I need to be everything that requires achieving that. God has a plan for all of us, and I firmly believe that I'm supposed to give back with a skill or talent.
When I start a new article, I'm always concerned with if my topic is good enough and if people will like it. I ask myself, will my subscribers enjoy this week's piece? I ask myself, did I form my article together correctly? What could I improve on, and how do I go about that? This time around, I'm throwing all of that out the window. This time around, I don't care about what other people think, and if I'm making a mistake. This time I'm just going to let my fingers led me and discuss what's on my mind. I will still keep it fitness as I write, but this will be more of questioning a few situations that I've experienced and what's happening in the health and fitness industry. I'm going to talk about what people are going through and the struggles. I'm going to talk about life as a personal trainer. I'm going to talk about overpriced gyms. I'm going to talk about it all or at least all that comes to mind from the time I started working out.
Personal trainers sometimes get a bad rap. Yes, there are those trainers that claim that they can help you reach your fitness goal, and they don't. You spend money and waste it on an amateur trainer who doesn't understand the science behind it all. I was once there, so I don't shame, but even at that time, I was always learning more and those trainers they will learn, at least the ones who are passionate about it.
Why is training so expensive? I will agree even as a trainer, it can be pricy. For me, I feel as though the service I am providing is high value, and it would be a slap in the face for me to charge any lower than I already do. Did I shock you with that one? Was I too honest? Personal training isn't for everyone, but everyone can benefit from having a fitness mentor to show them aspects of fitness that don't fully understand.
When I became a trainer, I never imagine writing articles. When you become certified, they don't teach you how to market or inform you that when you go independent that you'll have to wear many hats. Along with being a Personal Trainer, I have become a promoter, writer, and digital art designer. I promote through my website, Instagram, and my newsletter. I design artwork to advertise my business and give fitness tips, as I already stated. I have grown to love and enjoy writing , and it's just a part of the process.
You might find this writing style a bit different from what you are used to with me. I can't say what my intentions were other than to share with you my thoughts on fitness, along with my development process as I walk this path. I hope I was able to give you some insight or make you say, "yeah, I agree, I go through the same." If I did then great, but if I didn't, then that's okay too. As I stated earlier, this time around, I was writing what came to mind, and wherever my fingers led me.
NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
NASM FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST
NASM FAT LOSS SPECIALIST
Christopher Gilbert is a Personal Trainer based in New York City and is known for his effective nutrition and workout programs along with his intense training sessions.