Winning personal trainer of the year in Birmingham 2019!
I was found by a company called Origym, they are a personal training qualification company.
They found my website, read my testimonials and got in touch with me to tell me I was being shortlisted and I would need to answer some questions, when I got the email I was thinking what the hell is this? Is this some scam where I have to pay to be forward or where it would have some hidden fee where they demand I now pay £1000000, I was sitting with my friend and fellow trainer Lewis Gaffney.
I showed him and he had coincidently done his course with them, said they were a really good company and it was legit.
So, I emailed back the answers to my questions which are below;
What inspired you to become a personal trainer?
“The reason I became a PT is because of my friend, he was a PT and made me see in myself what I could achieve with training and hard work.
I wanted to help as many people as I could achieve that same feeling of self-confidence, accomplishment and mental resilience to keep pushing to become better, stronger and healthier. “
What one piece of advice would you give to an aspiring personal trainer?
“Piece of advice would be: if you only want to get into this industry to take topless selfies and make a 6-figure salary just don’t do it.
If you want to become a good and successful PT you have to genuinely care for your clients and their results, listen to them, even if their wrong you have to try and understand, remove judgement and strive to change that person’s life.
It doesn’t matter what they’re like when they walk in for the first session, it’s how they walk out on your last session with them that counts.”
I was told that I would be considered for the final they wanted to take a look at my social media accounts and would email me to tell me whether I had won or not, it took about a week and then I got the email
“CONGRATULATIONS” the blog would be out in a few days and they’ll send me the link. I was sooo happy to win!
I don’t win much, I feel my work doesn’t get recognised a lot, and as a recent study of personal trainers showed a tall personal trainer was deemed to be ‘less competent’ as every other type of trainer and also ‘has less knowledge’ than any other trainer! Yay for me right!
So I’m credibly happy and grateful to all my clients who have put In the work and tried there hardest to get results because it’s because of them that I have been awarded this!
To give back to the people I have opened up my website, the ‘Suite AF’ is open, all the resources, the recipe books, EVERYTHING!
Go mad, use all the resources you need too, but please let me know what resources you use and how you find them!
Thank you again to all my clients! <3
Enjoy all the resources!
The Main Author is Dan Grimes, Guest authors will be posting too.