Jessie, A former Hockey and Volleyball player explains his story and why he became a personal trainer for us here at Bodies by Design.
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I started out playing sports at elementary school really. I started off playing basketball, volleyball, mostly because I was tall, but I loved sports from a young age. Just a competitive nature. I’ve always been a competitive guy. I’ve enjoyed being active; that was a value my parents instilled in me at a young age. Obviously the natural way to combine being active and being competitive is sports, right? So, that’s how it got started.
As I got older and a little more coordinated and got into high school, I started playing a little more competitively and really starting to find that my enjoyment didn’t just come from the competition, but also from playing as a team. I’m a social guy as well; I enjoyed that aspect of it. For me, the transition from playing sports in high school was really simple. Couldn’t go anywhere really with sports, but found that I really still enjoyed being active and that healthy lifestyle.
Going to school for business and health, which is essentially personal training, for me was a natural extension of my love for sports and my competitive attitude still as well, but also the social enjoyment. Personal training is a great way to combine all of that. Initially, going into school, I wanted to get into training of athletes, working with possibly professional athletes, but amateur as well. However, that panned out, but got into school, realized I could use all this to help other people establish that healthy lifestyle that I had growing up and that didn’t necessarily have that upbringing in prioritization of your health and fitness and that I could really use all this that I had learned to help them reach their goals.
The difference between a successful client and an unsuccessful client, in my experience, is pretty simple: motivation and dedication. A trainer can provide a lot of the motivation, but the dedication comes from the client. The client really has to prioritize their health, their fitness, and make a point of taking time out of their busy week. Everybody’s busy, right? You’ve got to take those three or four hours a week, which really isn’t very much out of a week. 24-hour day, seven days, right? Four hours: not a lot of time. People just need to set that in their schedule, really take that time out to prioritize their health and fitness.
The program here works really well and one of the big reasons I think behind that is accountability. With the food logging, trainers are checking your diet, seeing what you’ve been eating throughout the week, so keeping up on you, keeping tabs on your throughout the week, not just when you’re in for that one-hour session, which just adds that much more of a push to the clients.
The program also, when you get into the gym, is really effective for weight loss purposes. Circuit training and the style of training we do here, combining weight training along with the cardiovascular training is really key to promoting quick simple results; weight loss in a short amount of time, maximizing the time that you spend in the gym.
One of the success stories that I’ve experienced in training was really simple. One of my clients was struggling. She was having a tough time losing weight, really getting discouraged. We made a simple correction in her diet that just made her a little more conscious of what she was eating, how much she was eating, and it turned things right around. She started losing weight, she got really motivated and the pounds just started falling off from there.
An unsuccessful story that I’ve had in training has been mostly from a prioritization standpoint. The client wasn’t logging her food probably, leaving stuff out, not logging on weekends. Partially because of the accountability, she didn’t want to feel guilty because I was checking up on her, as well as she wasn’t taking the necessary time out of the week to come in and train, she wasn’t coming in enough, the end result was she didn’t reach her goals and eventually left, which is fair. If you’re not reaching your goals, why are you paying, right? You really have to put that effort in yourself as well to make it worthwhile.
My advice to anybody looking to get healthy, coming to the gym, would just be get your foot in the door and really commit. Set those three to four hours a week aside. Put it in your calendar. Schedule it in. Prioritize that time for your health. It’s for your own benefit, and the results will take care of themselves.
* Specialty *
Weight loss, Sports and athletic conditioning, strength and hypertrophy training, cardiovascular conditioning
* Best Training Characteristics *
Motivating, Enthusiastic and Positive
* Certification *
Personal Trainer Specialist (CAN-FIT-PRO) Fitness and health Promotion ( Humber College
* Words of Wisdom *
You have to go all in — in going half way it only gets you half the results
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