There are were three main things that have been weighing heavily on me lately. Now there’s two, because one of them is looking up. That one is my job as a personal trainer. Since moving, business has been…pretty slow. What I thought was going to be a flourishing opportunity has been, well, the opposite. The member traffic where I was training just wasn’t what I’d been told, and unfortunately the interest in personal training there has been far less than I expected.
At first I rode it out, just putting in my time, trying to get some more clients. But after about 4 weeks, I started to look elsewhere to supplement my income. I talked to about a dozen businesses, gyms, and people, and throughout the entire time, I promised myself I would take my time, and find a place that really fits me. A place I could really see myself growing and being successful. And last week I found that place:
The view from where I’ll be teaching and training.
That’s right! I’ll now be teaching a few group fitness classes a week, along with PT as I pick up clients
Like I said, I’d talked to many gyms and people, and just got a great vibe from this place – one that really fit me as a trainer. After taking a few of the classes that I’ll be teaching, I start tomorrow morning! Here’s a little sampling of what one of the classes I’ll be teaching is like:
Since I’m an independent contractor, I’m also still going to be training the clients that I’d previously had at the other gym.
More news: I started a neighborhood boot camp!
I live in a new, urban development-type neighborhood, where it’s a tight-knit community – (hello neighborhood Friday night happy hours!) I sent out an email to the group, and got TONS of positive feedback about boot camp. For now it’s only on Saturday mornings, but if it turns out to be a hit, I might look into doing more with it. I’m SO excited to start
Speaking of – it’s time to go! Teaching my first class this morning – yay I’m also hoping to catch a CorePower yoga class at some point today.
Has there ever been a time where you’ve been in a job that wasn’t what you expected?