Monday Chit Chat: New Job, New Workout Program Coming!

Hey y’all!

I wanted to chat with you guys about a couple things that have been happening/are going to come up. First of all, I’ve been in the midst of switching gyms (yes, don’t worry, I’m still a personal trainer 😉 ). It’s been a crazy couple months but this was the right direction for me and I’ve just been going with the flow!

I also am back at school, and boy is it nuts. I’m at a brand new college, everything is completely different, and I love it. All of my classes are very exercise focused, which is obviously what I expected, and I enjoy it very much. My school also has 2, yes, 2 gyms, and they’re awesome! Whenever I have a chance, you know where I’m at.

This whole month I have Ultimate Frisbee tournaments that are taking up most of my weekends. We just had a charity tournament yesterday and won 1st place baby! One tourney down, and two more to go 😊

Here are a couple things that’ll be happening on Bay the Beast in the upcoming weeks and months:

  • New topic: Mental. I’ve been itching to do this for a while. As most of you already know, fitness journeys are only partly physical, and mainly a mental game. You have to focus on your goals in order to get to them, and the mental aspect of exercise is often overlooked. I am going to be working full force on this area so that y’all will have nothing holding you back from reaching your goals 😊
  • New workout program! Coming NOVEMBER, I will be emailing those signed up to my newsletter a workout guide they can follow for that week. Each Sunday, you will get a workout program/guidelines for the upcoming weekSIGN UP HERE!!!

I hope y’all are as excited as I am! I can’t wait for these next couple months and to help y’all out more on your fitness journeys!

Baylee

Becoming a Personal Trainer: Things to Expect!

Being a Personal Trainer is both a blessing and a curse. Don’t get me wrong–I love my job. Every second of it. I love training clients, advising them, and pushing them to limits they didn’t know they had. It’s my favorite job thus far.

Buuuuuuut, there are some downs. If you want to become a Personal Trainer, please DO! I will fully support you for it! 🙂 There are some things I’d like to address, though, that will help you down the road that I did not learn from anyone else before I began my journey.

You’ll get sketchy clients

I’ve had clients where they would come most of the time, but other times, wouldn’t even bother to call and say they weren’t coming in. That was really disappointing to me, because my time was being wasted, waiting for a client that ended up never coming. You’ll find out that a lot of clients do have very good reasons why they weren’t able to come, but please, just let your trainer know when you can. I usually worry about clients if I know they’re really punctual, because you grow relationships with most clients.

Most gyms will have a late/no-show policy (thankfully mine does) that will help you out with this. For me, though, this was a hit in the gut. All I want to do is train people–heck, I get excited for them when they come to workout! But, if they’re not going to put in the effort, I can’t always help them. And that’s something that I had to learn–we can only be accountable of ourselves, and aim to help others as much as we can. Read More

3 Reasons Why You’re Not Seeing Results

Not seeings results is a very common thing you hear in the fitness field, mainly because people aren’t s

ure, or educated enough on the body, to get to where they want to be.

During a training session I noticed one of my hardest working clients was looking a little frazzled; although we had upped most of the weight on his exercises, and had him losing weight fairly quickly, he didn’t seem to be in too good of a mood like usual. I asked him and he told me something a lot of people hear and say in the beginning of fitness journeys.

“I feel like I’m not seeing results.”

This is something Personal Trainers dread to hear, and raises a couple questions.

Is it me? Could I be doing something more for him and his goals?

Is it him? Is he not doing all that he can on those days off to be reaching his goals?

Personal Trainers want to see you succeed. They want you to feel good about yourself. And to hear (and clearly see) that my client was not happy made me not happy. We were making great progress, and yet he wasn’t happy. Heck, I was so proud of how much progress he was making, but he wasn’t. Why is he not seeing results?

And that’s when a light bulb went off in my head. He was focusing on the end goal, and not looking at how much progress he was making. He just wanted to get the results–get that lean, muscular body in less time than it was taking. And that’s why he wasn’t happy.

When we talked, we discussed how we had lost x amount of weight (which was awesome for how long we had been training together!) and how he was getting stronger every week, and he realized what I had beforehand. After that, the workout went a lot smoother, and became more fun 🙂

Ladies and gents, your fitness journey is a life journey.

This isn’t always the case, though–sometimes, you aren’t progressing, and you don’t know why. So, let’s break it down some more and look at some reasons why you may not be seeing the results you want:

You’re not seeing results because..

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