Personal Trainer for a Day–Trainer Lindsay
It’s a dreary one here in central Illinois today. Makes working inside all afternoon seem not too bad
I told you guys to get used to this lunch! I even had leftover Thai food in the fridge – and went for this instead. It’s just such a yummy – and satisfying lunch.
I also picked up a vanilla latte on the way to work today. The other day, I found out a secret that although Starbuck’s doesn’t serve organic milk in its drinks, it does serve the little individual Horizon milks, and then offers to use that in place of the milk in lattes and what not.
Vanilla milk carton + shot of espresso + ice =
Since discovering this little tidbit, I’ve picked up quite the habit. Oops! I may have to figure out how to recreate this at home
Now onto today’s topic!
Personal Trainer for a Day
I’m excited to continue the Personal Trainer for a Day series. Each week on Monday afternoon, I’ll be featuring a day in the life of a personal trainer. Last week featured questions I’ve received about those thinking about getting into the field. I then turned the tables and asked some of my fellow personal trainer friends a list of questions for them to answer.
Take it away, Lindsay!
1. How long have you been training?
Almost 4 years! Group Fitness for 6 months.
2. What’s your schedule for a "typical" work day?
My "work day" looks completely different from day to day, as I am primarily a stay-at-home mom. On days that I do train clients, I usually start at 9AM and finish at noon. Three hours of work, doing something I love!
3. What’s your favorite part of being a personal trainer?
My favorite part is watching once defeated and depressed people change to conquerors! That moment when they have met a goal – they did that! I just pushed them along. I love helping people conquer those mountains!
4. What’s your least favorite part of being a personal trainer?
5. What’s your training "style?"
Well, I *think* I’m a good mix of motivator and mentor. I try to push my clients to their max, but allow for a learning curve. I’ve been called the "fun, mean trainer."
6. How does a typical personal training session go? (format, is there a training log, type of exercise, etc)
My typical client is someone seeking weight loss. So we do a lot of plyometrics, mixed with strength. I use all sorts of training methods (tabata, HIIT, circuits, etc) and try to make things fun by switching it up OFTEN!
7. Do you have a training "niche" or specialization?
Weightloss and Pre/Postnatal Training.
8. How many clients do you train in a week on average?
6-8 on a good week. I only train 2 days a week.
9. Do you participate in another job at the gym in addition to training? (group fitness, employee, etc) If so, how does that work around your training schedule?
I teach!! Bootcamp, Step Aerobics, Core Conditioning and Aqua Power! I usually teach at night and train clients between 9AM and 12PM.
10. What advice would you have for someone thinking of signing up with a personal trainer?
DO it!! Motivation is typically lacking in someone interested in hiring a trainer. We can help you stay accountable! We can cheer you on! Also, hire someone you like spending time with, because we’ll become pretty good friends in the process!