You’ve heard the saying ‘burning the candle at both ends.’ Well, it’s all the more true when you work in the fitness industry and go by the common belief of ‘go hard or go home,’ needing to be that typical hard-core personal trainer that pushes people to get results.
That’s how results are gotten, right? That’s how beach bodies are made, right? Wrong! You do not have to pound the pavement to get a healthy, fit and toned body. This discovery took me a while to come to terms with, however, where I hit that point of burnout and extreme fatigue to investigate why my own health was slowly deteriorating at a young age.
I was a successful personal trainer from the age of 19 and loving the vibe of the gym, pushing and sweating teaching loads of classes and clients. By my mid twenties I was doing long hours in my business, managing other trainers, plus still taking lots of clients myself.
Things started to go pear-shaped…