Dear Future Personal Trainer,
Shine (and the fitness industry) is looking for you! As Shine Fitness continues to grow, we are constantly searching for the next Shine Personal Trainer to join our team. As I've been reading articles about recruiting, training employees, and new trends in the industry; I came across this interesting article (starting on paragraph four) by CareerExplorer about "A day in the life of a personal trainer."
If you're interested in becoming a trainer, my advice is to find a local studio or gym and shadow someone. Do you like small personalized studio's like Shine Fitness? Do you like a big club like LA Fitness or a local community club?, or something else? My advice is to understand your style and what culture do you want to work in. Do you want to impact peoples lives and help them accomplish their goals because you have a similar story? Are you willing to put in the extra effort when a client doesn't? Our Shine Fitness job ad (quoted) below stats
"Looking for an opportunity to be a part of a team while helping others to reach their potential? We are seeking motivating individuals who love to teach and are ready to join our ambitious team to become our next Shine Fitness Coach."Our motto is " We Are All Meant to Shine". At Shine, we are teachers even though we are called Personal Trainers. We teach others but we are always continuing to grow and learn in our own industry. Teachers adapt and love teaching because they LOVE teaching.
The fitness industry needs great people like you! Along with Shine, we know four other studios looking for great people. So, if you're looking to get in the industry and live in Bellevue, WA, Shine's Hiring. If you live outside of Bellevue, WA then look up a local studio or gym because I'm sure other studios or gyms are looking for you too!
See you soon Future Personal Trainer!
Our industry needs you.
Shine Fitness | Bellevue, WA | "We Are All Meant To Shine" | Shinefit.com
Career Explorer Article
The fundamental responsibility of a personal trainer is to lead, instruct and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities. These activities may include cardiovascular exercise, strength training and stretching. Like some other careers in the health and wellness industry, personal trainers can choose the work setting they prefer from several options. Personal trainers are employed by:
Though many fitness professionals are considered “personal trainers,” some have additional duties and differing job titles:
Spinach Feta Egg White scramble with Toast
Calories: 326, Protein: 34g, Fat: 9g, Carbs: 30g
Strawberry Dream Smoothie
Calories: 308, Protein: 32g, Fat: 4g, Carbs: 38g
Whole Wheat Waffles (Eggos) with Peanut Butter and Sausage
Calories: 380, Protein: 20g, Fat: 21g, Carbs: 29g
Egg White Tacos with Avocado
Calories: 277, Protein: 20g, Fat: 12g, Carbs 24.8
Add Turkey Sausage
Calories: 387, Protein: 31.4, Fat 19, Carbs 24.8
Kim Kloster - Founder and Trainer
Shine Fitness | Bellevue, WA | - "We Are All Meant To Shine" | Shinefit.com
What exactly is foam rolling? Foam rolling is most commonly thought of as a self massage for the fascia tissue of the body. Myofascial tissue (imagine spider webs or the inside of an orange peel) consists of the connective tissues that support and connect your muscles. This tissue can become tight and/or painful through everyday activities, poor posture, and even through properly performed exercise regimens. The physical stressors of life that our bodies endure often lead to less than ideal internal conditions for our muscles and connective tissue. Foam rolling is a simple, easy to learn, easy to perform, and effective way to address these issues and help achieve your ideal physical state. Getting the most out of your workouts (and just feeling your best on a daily basis) requires having maximal pain-free range of motion. Pain/soreness and stiffness hinder your body’s ability to perform and limit the effectiveness of exercise. Studies have shown that foam rolling after exercise significantly reduces muscle soreness and increases performance during subsequent workouts. It has also been shown that foam rolling is effective in treating myofascial pain, commonly referred to as “trigger points” which essentially means an overactive muscle. Additionally, it has been demonstrated that foam rolling increases range of motion (e.g. touching your toes). Go ahead and try it for yourself! Standing with your knees locked and feet together, see how far down toward the ground you can reach. Then roll the backs of your thighs and knees (keeping your knees straight) for a few minutes and try again. Did your flexibility increase? An increase in flexibility means a decrease in the potential for injury; something for which every exercise program should strive.
Reduce injury potential, increase muscle performance, reduce muscle soreness, and increase range of motion/flexibility…all for roughly $20 and without the need of an appointment. Foam rolling consistently (i.e. before and after every workout for only a few minutes) is a highly valuable practice and something that everyone can benefit from.
Ryan Resnik DPT, ACSM-HFS
“My passion is to minimize my client’s pain through exercise.”
While strength training can help you build muscle, a proper nutritional plan can be the key to getting the cellulite free physique you are looking for. At Shine we like to say “Abs are made in the Kitchen.” Fitness and nutrition researcher Dr. John Berardi says post-workout eating is the most important aspect of fitness nutrition and believes that protein is of primary importance.
Protein supplies your body with structural components known as amino acids, which are vital to improving your body composition.
Protein helps with in muscle recovery and has been linked to weight loss when consumed directly after resistance exercise. A study published in the October 2009 issue of “Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases” found that increased daily protein intake and exercise resulted in decreased fat and weight loss compared to exercise alone.
During exercise, you are breaking down muscles so that your body can build them back up stronger. When you are replacing your body with protein after your work outs you are building the muscle back up, helping it become stronger and replacing unwanted extra body fat and cellulite.
Typically, protein shakes consist of whey protein, a fast-acting dairy protein low in carbohydrates and fat. Whey protein is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids, which makes it a high-quality sports nutrition supplement. While whey provides benefits, research from the August 2006 issue of the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research” indicates that combining whey protein with another dairy protein, casein, can be more beneficial than whey alone.
At Shine we carry Advocare Muscle gain protein because it is a complete ideal protein for absorption with ideal ratios of Whey and Casein. Click here to purchase and learn more about Muscle Gain.
Awareness is such a crazy thing. What we focus on happens. If we focus on health, we get healthier, if we focus on careers we get a raise or a promotion, if we focus on food we get fatter or skinner depending on what we are focusing on… but seriously when we fixate or focus on one thing we often miss something that could be life changing right in front of our eyes.
Watch this video and see what I'm talking about...
When related to our health and fitness awareness can make all the difference. I cannot tell you how many times I have been told well Kim this is just not working and someone is only focused on our workouts and not nutrition or what is happening outside of the gym.
I ask “How your nutrition is going?”
Or “How much sleep did you get last night?”
Or “Are you feeling stressed form work lately?”
And I get answers like:
Don’t get me wrong I am not judging here I have done all these things above myself. I am simply saying are we focusing on the right things to get us the results we want.
Are we showing up to our workouts on time and ready to go with proper nutrition to get the most out of the hour? Are we getting proper rest and allowing ourselves breaks?
In order to have a breakthrough in any area of our life we have to be aware of what is currently happening first.
So what are you focusing on?
Where to you feel like you might need to tighten up the ship to get the results you’re looking for?
Maybe you feel like your fitness is going great what other area in your life are you looking at the ball and missing the moon-walking gorilla?
Here”s a simple and refreshing salad recipe that bumps up the protein, micronutrients & phytochemicals. What are those last two you might ask? Micronutrients are organic compounds the body requires in small amounts (vitamin & minerals) and phytochemicals found in plants can help protect humans from disease. That”s good stuff!
DIRECTIONS: Place all ingredients in large salad bowl. Mix & serve! Makes 3-4 servings
OK, so I have been making these by the dozens these days so I had to share the recipe. They are so good and taste like you are eating a real muffin and are so simple only 3 ingredients.
Calories=80 Protein=10g Carbs= 5g per muffin.
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Place oats in blender or food processor and blend until they become a flour like consistency. Add cottage cheese, egg whites, cinnamon, agave, vanilla and blend together. Spray muffin tins and pour mixture into them. Add blueberries to desired taste. Bake for 25 minutes. Let cool for 10 min and enjoy.
If you are reading this article right now, chances are that you are interested in improving your life. You want to have more success. You want to enjoy a good standard of living. You want to make an impact on the people and world around you. And you want to live a life that allows you to enjoy the good things that you deserve. Being success minded is a great quality. The question is – what are the things you need to do in order to achieve it?
According to David Schwartz in his book, The Magic of Thinking Big, the bdifference between those who succeed and those who don’t doesn’t have anything to do with the size of a person’s brain, but rather by the size of their thinking. In a world that sends messages that ‘destiny is outside of your control’, that ‘whatever will be will be’ and that ‘success is only for an elite few’, it is understandable why many people struggle to think big. But the reality is that the difference between those who achieve their dreams and those who don’t is that they are able and willing to think beyond the norm and ultimately, make BIG THINGS happen.
So, what can you do to make those BIG THINGS happen for yourself? Read on below to get some ideas:
Stop wishing, and start believing. In fact, it isimperative that you foster a belief in yourself that you WILL achieve, you WILL become and you WILL do whatever needs to be done to make your success a reality. Belief, strong belief, triggers the mind to figure out how to make something happen. Belief in success is the one basic, completely essential ingredient that every successful person must have.
SET BIG GOALS No one ever stumbles into success unless they have a very clear goal. Remember that the important thing isn’t where you are, but where you want to go. If you’re not sure where you’re going, then take a minute to answer these questions:
TAKE BIG ACTION A goal is more than a dream. A goal is a dream that has been acted upon. Once you have your goals in mind, then it’s time to get to work to make them happen. Action doesn’t mean waiting for perfect conditions. It means you have to move forward, dig in, and do it NOW!
THINK BIG Your thought processes direct exactly what you will become. Think you’re weak, think you are lacking, think you will lose, think you are second-class and you are doomed to mediocrity. Instead, cultivate and practice thoughts such as these:
Written by Kelli Corasanti owner of Studio 8 Fitness and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer specializing in functional training. She is also certified as a Youth Fitness Specialist through the International Youth Conditioning Association. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Education and has previous experience as a Mad Dogg certified SPIN Instructor.
To learn more about Kelli visit http://www.studio8fitness.com/
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