My journey started once I stepped foot in the gym. Travis, my trainer, greeted me with excitement. Weighing close to 200 pounds, I knew change
Main Points: Included in this speech will be a step by step guide on how to prioritize fitness among a world of other things in our lives that may seem vastly more important, on how to eat healthy even on a college kids budget, and how to take the work out of workout by making exercise more convenient and fun.
The profession that I am interested in is an Athletic Trainer. I have chosen this career because it is something that I have recently become passionate about within the last two years. I have never been the kind of person to struggle with weight, however after having my 3rd and last child, weight has become an issue. I mention my personal struggle to give insight on why I have chosen an Athletic Trainer. This profession’s main goal is physical fitness. As a trainer you become responsible for another person’s physical active lifestyle. Assisting clients from injury to recovery, evaluating their bodies and advising the individual what is best. Athletic Trainers has many responsibilities. AT’s are professionals in the health care world who mainly caters to athletes. An AT however isn’t limited to just athletes. They work with just about anyone. Ages ranging from a child to an adult. Different skill and jobs, people such as soldiers, high school athletes, and professional athletes.
Coming from a family with major and multiple health issues, I’m always trying to stay healthy and keep my body running like a well oiled machine. The best way for me to do that is the weight room. I get my blood flowing by lifting heavy weights and running on the treadmill. I drink a protein shake after words, this makes me feel physically better and a healthier person at all times. It doesn't happen right away, but over time if you keep the effort up in the weight room, you will see results. It will give you stronger attributes and better work effort. I also want to be a personal trainer, so helping others stay healthy is important to me as well. As much time as I can spend in the weight room is the best, knowing as much as I can about it as possible. I feel my hard work since i’ve started working out has paid off and I’m a healthier person all
As the famous bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, “Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tones the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.” During my 3 years of training, I learned much about what it takes to make an out of shape person to a healthy and fit person with just the right decisions and knowledge. For instance, I learned the importance of consistency, in which in order to be actively fit and healthy, there must be consistency. As a young fitness fanatic, I
I wished to be fit and strong to enhance my performance during training for BJJ tournaments. This was one of the best decisions I've made so far. This class allowed me to learn about the anatomy of the human body and how joints, bones and muscle groups work together to perform a certain movement within body. CPT allows me to work with my own body to sculpted my physical appearance the way I wish it to be. I am not in it for the money or the looks I'm in it to help myself and mostly those who are struggling with self-hate and health issues because of their lack of physical activity. I want to motivate and enlighten people to know how important it is to take care of your
When you are committed into accomplishing something, especially if it’s something that is challenging and something that you want to change, you have to put motivation in it to actually accomplish it. My purpose for creating this collage is to persuade people to motivate themselves when they are going through the process of a diet or working out. Without motivation, the work you're putting in your workout or diet is worthless to you. Motivate yourself to boost your confidence which will make you feel great!
It all started on June 2014, I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was underweight and was always out of breath. I ran like a turtle. At that time, I weighed only 115 pounds. I wanted to make a change for the better, wanting a better lifestyle. So I decided to sign up for the gym. That day changed my life forever. The gym made me fit, healthier, but most importantly it made me a better person which is who I am today.
After eight weeks as an intern in the Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior (LWMB), I can honestly say that it has been one of the most rewarding program that I have been a part of. Week after week, I have witnessed astounding improvements in the client’s health. I have been able to get to know and understand clients on a personal level and I am humbled that they trust me to create personalized exercise programs for them. It is an incredible experience to witness the clients get closer and closer to reaching their goals every day.
“Strive for progress, not perfection” is one of my favorite inspiring quotes because sometimes we get so caught up in an unachievable goal because of how society perceives perfection. Toned abs, strong arms, or overall strength doesn’t come overnight (took me looking in the mirror every morning to figure that one out). Countless times I have fallen into a trap of setting high expectations to achieve a certain look. I finally learned that good things come in time, and working hard is most important in order to see progress. This can be related to the fitness world, education, or life. I’ve learned to balance a health lifestyle, and everything else going on around me (I’d like to think). No one should try and be perfect, we all have different
The first learning outcome I expect to achieve during my internship experience is to have more confidence in teaching patients how to exercise properly. The strategies I am implementing to achieve this outcome is that I help patients with their warm-up and cool down. Each time we have a new patient, my supervisor allows me to teach and demonstrates the exercises for the warm-up and cool-down. Another strategy is to listen and observe the exercise physiologist when instructing patients to exercise. The second learning outcome I hope to accomplish during my internship experience is to learn the process when prescribing an exercise program for a new patient. The strategy I’m implementing to achieve this outcome is to observe the exercise physiologist
I began this fitness journey when I noticed my feet hurt after going to the mailbox. It also did not help that my family gained weight quite easily, and my family has a very alarming health history. Although, there are not any drug addictions, diabetes runs in the family. I resorted to Xylitol and Coconut sugars as a health prevention plan. My grandfathers died of heart attacks and hypertension, my great grandmother died from cancer, and my uncle died of a stroke. They all were overweight from poor eating habits. I decided to not follow in their
Moreover, I have always struggled with a fluctuating weight so it was nice to see a measurement of my actual composition of my body as opposed to seeing just the number of pounds on a scale at home. I now have a place to start to work towards improvement. I know that I need to integrate weight lifting into my workout routine and eat a more balanced diet. Now that I have a goal in mind, I feel more value behind the changes that I plan to make in my lifestyle.