I first realized my love for working out when I was just 14. Working with former Olympian and Alabama Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Reita Clanton, I developed a desire to continuously try to push my body to do things I didn’t know were possible.
As this passion grew, I was able to take myself from a high school freshman third stringer, to talking with Division-1 collegiate football coaches as a high school junior. My senior season, when I signed my scholarship to play football for Tulane University, I looked back and knew that my successes had come from my hard work and mainly through those who had pushed to me to be the best that I could be. I know that I would have never made it to that level of competition without the support from family and trainers alike that guided me through my athletic career.
That is what ultimately led me to my career of being a personal trainer. The impact my trainers had on me as an athlete and a person push me to do the same for others. I enjoy training and helping any person who wants to push themselves to be better, and in particular young athletes aspiring to be the best athlete that he or she can be.
As personal trainers I think we all should remember the positive impact our role models had on us coming up, no matter the field, and focus those same teachings to our clients. Our role is much more than to physically better someone. We have the venue to positively affect so many lives and we should always strive to do that in every way we can.
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