I look forward to meeting you all.
I am excited to get to meet you all these next upcoming weeks to start off the next segment for AFNA, where we will be learning about Group Exercise Instruction. This is a fun course, but it can be a little bit intimidating at first. By the end of the course, you will have taken loads of group exercise classes, created workouts, and even taught a handful to your fellow students. Group exercise classes are opportunities for you to leverage your time and earn a lot of money. But more on that later.
First, I’d like to introduce myself.
My name is Mathias Sorensen. I have been in the health and fitness industry for a little over 10 years now, ranging from personal training, to group exercise, a couple of years in massage therapy, and constantly helping clients battle nutrition. I have been with AFNA since January 2018, albeit taking a 1/2 year absence at the end of 2019 in pursuit of managing the fitness world at Breakthru. However, the long days and short nights leading up to the promotion came to an abrupt halt when COVID-19 forced all gyms to close and in turn, us canceling all memberships and furloughing employees.
This is where I get to talk about how ‘one door closing opens up two new ones’ or some proverbial #hashtag motivation thing. Being relieved of duties is never fun, under any circumstance, especially when it’s beyond your own control and due to a worldwide pandemic. In light of the current event, I found myself with an opportunistic time to focus on my own path–what did I truly want, and how would I get there. Now I am working on my own business of personal training, collaborating with mentors, marketing teams, and web designers to launch my platform in the next few weeks.
This is part of the industry. There is rarely a job in the fitness industry that brings consistency. Clients will inevitably have travel weeks, some may move out of the state, clients might finish their goals and cease their training, and sometimes others just want to stop. It is important to learn how to adapt and overcome the various obstacles that come your way as a personal trainer.
I hope I can provide you all with the proper insight and information from my experience in the field.