After my back surgery 10 years ago I struggled to get rid of the weight I gained. All my life I had never had trouble, but the back surgery came in my late 30s and my body wouldn't let go of the weight I gained. I struggled tremendously. Then I met Chris Albert and he changed that for me. He taught me how to take off the fat and how important a consistent plan was to doing that.
Working with Chris motivated me to get my personal trainer certification.
Helping Others Like Me
My main motivation was to be able to help other people in the same boat I was in. I wanted to take what I learned in my own journey and help others apply a fix to their lives. I could have done that without a certification, but I wanted to show that I put some effort into it.
Adding to the Reputable Few
I have a group I keep on Twitter called the Reputable Few. It is all about the few people in the fitness industry who I find to be reputable based on long-term behaviors. I wanted to be a part of that list. I could have done training without certification, but to be reputable the certification was required. The work wasn't easy, but it wasn't hard either. I had a passion for learning and then applied it to getting my certification.
Love of Bodybuilding
I eventually want to be heavily involved in the bodybuilding preparation field. As a result, getting a certification was my first step in that process. I love bodybuilding as a sport. I want to help bodybuilders do their best. I am currently using myself as a test subject for the ideas that I have. Some work and some do not work. What matters is that I am giving it a try before hitting someone else up with my ideas.
The Feeling of Accomplishment
It feels great to help other people reach their goals. I started this website with that in mind. I have many ideas that will be forthcoming, but I will always feel a sense of accomplishment for all the help I have given to others. Hopefully you are on that list!