Big Announcement…

Big Announcement…

Posted on 05. Jun, 2009 by in My Fitness Updates

Remember that exam that I told you about a few days ago? Well, the result is in and I am pretty damned satisfied with myself. While this is something that will change my life, it just might change yours as well. That is, if you keep reading my posts and don’t get bored…lol.

So what is this news? Today, I am officially a certified personal trainer. Yep! You read that right. I have been so inspired by my own transformation and even more so by other people’s transformations that I want to do this for a living. I am doing a complete 360 degree turn and changing my career into becoming a fitness professional (I put in my two weeks notice at work yesterday). Oh, those video series are no joke! Those are the same principles I live by to make all the decisions I make in my life.

I believe that this career found me because I wasn’t even looking for a new one. I thought that I would be happy with working in the cancer research field for the rest of my life but then this great new thing happened to me. I can seriously say that I can do these – help people reach their fitness goals, live healthier lifestyles, realize their full potential – for the rest of my life and not complain one bit about any aspect of my job. I know there would be times when it would be challenging but I know that in the long run, it would be a rewarding experience — for me and for those whose lives I touch.

What does this have anything to do with you? Well, when I started blogging about fitness, I always wanted to do some instructional exercise videos instead of writing about them. But, my big issue with that was – I was not a fitness professional. I wasn’t qualified to teach other people how to do exercises for which I am not even sure if I am doing correctly. So, now that I have learned so much (I believe in continued learning though), I can then pass on that knowledge to you – as a professional. This doesn’t make me any better than other fitness bloggers out there as some of them have wwwaayyy more experience than I do but now I am more confident in sharing my knowledge with you. Fitness has always been a part of my life – I just never occurred to me back then that I can have a fulfilling career with it.

Now I know and I hope that you will stay with me in this journey. So, I guess you will be seeing more videos of me in the future – which can be a good thing or bad thing – depending on how you look at it…lol.

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  • Anna the Trainer!!!! Yes!!! Congratulations, Anna….what a pleasant surprise!!! That’s great news! Hope to learn even more from you soon!

    Congratulations!!! You got my support and glad to see you enjoying something that will last a lifetime for you and others.


  • admin

    Andy! You really are a part of this too. Your support means a lot to me. Thank you for always being there!

  • Liz

    Anna, I’m so excited for you and this new phase of your life. You can always go back to research later if you want, but this is something that you are passionate about, and I know you will have such a fulfilling life pursuing a career that you love.

    I can’t wait to see what’s next for you and wish you the absolute best. You are and will remain one of my favorite fitness people and now you’ll be an even more commanding reference for people looking for help.

  • admin

    Hi Liz, thank you so much! Just like Andy, you are a big part of my support system as well. You have done a great job in helping other people and that is very commendable! I look forward to more years of blogging and tweeting with you 🙂


  • Hey Anna

    Have been reading your blog for a little while now and I have to say that I am really inspired by your determination to succeed.

    Deep down I’ve always wanted to become a personal trainer but things always seem to get in the way and I’ve never followed it through.

    As I’m not working at the moment, I don’t really have any excuses left not to sign up and get certified. Just my fear of failure is stopping me.

    Well done on your journey so far.

  • admin

    Hi Jaykay, I strongly encourage you to really start working towards your cert. I was in the same boat as you before. I was afraid of failing – but who isn’t right? I feel that if you’re doing something you love, you would truly succeed.

    I just dropped by your blog – you seem to have a knack for this stuff and you seem to really love it. Just keep doing what you already do. My mantra in life is you won’t fail unless you try.

    Good luck and thanks for stopping by!


  • Anna, huge huge huge congrats on getting your certification…I really do envy you. What you’ve accomplished has been a dream of mine for about the last 6-8 months. I just have yet to figure out the best route to go. Any advice?

  • admin

    Hi Mike, thanks! I say go for it. You seem to really have the skills and passion for the profession. My advice would depend on what exactly you want to do with your cert. I’ll post on your blog and we can talk then.


  • Anna, congratulations on achieving your certification and for stepping out to do what you really love for a living! That passion really shows and I think you are heading into it for the right reason. I’ve been studying for a while for my CPT through NSCA, so this is especially encouraging to me. Great job!

  • admin

    Hey Kelley, thanks! I actually didn’t find out about NSCA until after I chose NASM. But, I plan to take their CSCS cert down the road. They seem to have a really good reputation. Good luck on your exam! I know you would be a great personal trainer.


  • Congratulations, Anna! How fulfilling it must be – doing the thing you love and helping others as well!So happy for you!

  • admin

    Thanks, Grace! I also thank you for your continued support.


  • Tabitha

    Anna! What exciting news! I am so happy for you. I knew you were studying. I’m so glad to learn that you are now an official trainer! I wish you the best of luck!

    What are you plans? Will you work in a gym or on your own? Whatever the case, I know you will do well.

  • admin

    Hey Tabitha, thanks. I was thinking that maybe Tom would’ve told you since he’s on Twitter 🙂

    Anyway, right now I am in the process of starting a local boot camp. I am very excited in this new area of my life really. It’s been a long time goal of mine that’s been long overdue.

    Thanks for all your wishes and for dropping by.