The other day I had a past client pay me a compliment. He said, “You were the best trainer.” My reply to that is, “Thank you. I love what I do.”
When I lecture on personal training I ask the students, “Why do you want to be a personal trainer?” I get similar answers, “I love fitness”, “I am passionate about health”, “I want to help people”. So it’s obvious that a
lot of people love what they do in the field of personal training but are they an artist?
Anyone who can teach a certain exercise to a client is a laborer. A trainer who can teach and think about how to fit that exercise to meet the needs of their client – that is a craftsman. The professional who can teach, think
and inspire their client not just with words but a certain energy that makes the client feel safe, supported and truly cared for – that is an artist.
I am an artist!