Elite Fitness Corps
Elite Fitness Corps
I help my clients reach their strength and training goals and improve their overall wellness.
For me, a great day is a busy day. We'd have clients coming in on time and eager to get started. A lot of the time you'll have to jumpstart the client's motivation, so having a client come in ready to go is always great. We'll usually train six to eight clients a day, which is six to eight straight hours of physical work. Each training session will usually have a set workout, but sometimes you'll have to switch things up and get creative, depending on your client.
Gain as much knowledge as possible when it comes to anatomy and physiology. I'm currently volunteering at VA hospital to get more experience with adaptive athletes and individuals with special needs. For example, when I started out, I didn't have much experience working with people with prosthetic limbs, so I'm trying to learn more about how to engage these individuals in physical training. I'm constantly looking for ways to better myself and be better prepared to accommodate any client.
Here's the first step for college students
Choose classes that interest you, not just classes that are going to fulfill a certain requirement. If you start off taking classes just because you have to take them, they're not going to hold your interest, and you might get discouraged. If you start with what interests you, you can then figure out where to go from there and what kind of degree or certificate you actually want to pursue.
"You can't do it."
My original Marine Corps unit and master sergeant were all extremely supportive. But when I was going through my divorce, I had to switch units so that I could spend more time with my son. It was tough to leave my unit, but I knew I had to do it. Unfortunately, the leader of my new unit was extremely demoralizing. I really needed support at the time, but all I had was this toxic person. But ultimately, this motivated me to leave the Corps, which freed me up to pursue my other passions.