The fitness industry is a community of deeply caring individuals who are primarily focused on helping others live their best life. Sure there is money to be made, but there is a lot more money to be made in other industries that offer more stability, security, and opportunities for vertical mobility. Most individuals who are in fitness are there because they found a passion for caring for their own health and wellness, experienced the profound impact it had on their life, and want to help guide others to that same enlightenment.
I started working as a fitness professional officially in July of 2011 fresh off getting my American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer certificate.
You know all the typical headlines you see on the web, in print, and everywhere in between. I don’t blame those publications or headlines. I’m an adult. I’m a realist. I know what sells, draws attention, gets clicks, and converts. I’m sure from time to time some of my content comes off as a derivative of some of those pieces of content. What I want to share with you today though is the stuff that really gets me going. Something I’m truly passionate about. It doesn’t get enough attention despite it impacting all of us regardless of our current goals. How should we be training if we want to continue training for the rest of our life?
Chances are if you spend time in the online space or business realm you probably know where the inspiration for this post came from, but on the chance that you don't let me explain a bit. I stole the idea of prioritizing the "Religion" over the tactics from Gary Vaynerchuk. If you don't know Gary Vaynerchuk is the CEO of Vayner Media and owner of Wine Library. He's a serial entrepreneur with a serious bend towards the old school philosophy of out working every one while being new school enough to understand that people are his greatest asset both as a business owner and person.
Happy Independence Day! I love this holiday so freaking much. Not just because of the opportunities to blow stuff up, be with family, and eat some BBQ, but because to me it's a reminder that 240 years ago a group of men believed so much in the vision of a free, happy, prosperous, and self ruling people that they had the audacity to defy the most powerful empire in the world and the courage, tenacity, and determination to back that shit up.