I wasn’t much of an athlete when I was growing up. I remember taking those physical fitness tests at school and feeling embarrassed by my results.
Fortunately, I found fitness later in my life. I started running and lifting weights, slipping out of my job at lunchtime for midday workouts. The effects of those strength and cardio workouts were incredibly empowering. I felt stronger, healthier and happier.
When I briefly considered a career in the fire service, I even earned a perfect score on my old nemesis – the physical fitness test. I was hooked on physical training.
I know that fitness can transform lives. I’ve seen it and I’ve experienced it. A strong and healthy body makes us feel more confident, helps protect us against disease and empowers us to be our best selves. I love being a part of someone’s transformation to a stronger and healthier self.
NASM CPT, SFS