I got fired from the job I had at nursing home as a clinical dietitian.
I feel both sad and happy at the same time. I feel sad because my work was suffering and I chose a job that I wasn’t made for and didn’t truly like or love. But I’m excited as hell to embark on new things and not have to go to a place that I FUCKING HATE working at.
I have to finish one more class either next semester or in the summer semester for my MS in nutrition and exercise. I also order the study materials for the CSCS exam.
So… I’m taking the plunge and following what I really want to do: get a job as a trainer at a commercial gym. Yeah, that’s right, at one of the very “un-T” gyms like Equinox (had an interview yesterday, another tomorrow), Bally, and Town Sports International. I might even apply to a 24 Hour Fitness… because I have to start somewhere and I DON’T look down on the trainers who work in these gyms as some of them are very competent and make a nice living (50 to 100+K). Plus there is much room for advancement. Who knows? Maybe I’ll be able to develop a dietetics/nutrition program one day for the place where I work.
The next goal is to FINALLY stop talking, and actually build the website that I wanted to develop last year. Last year, I wanted to develop a blog on exercise and nutrition, but now that I’ve had more time to think about it, a content-rich, theme-based site is MUCH MUCH better than a blog-based site. Granted, any information site can and should have a blog, but I don’t think making money from a blog is the right way to go, unless you have LITERALLY ENDLESS shit to write about (I know I don’t; no one in nutrition and exercise does). I’ve made a list of many ideas for the site. Of course the themes will be nutrition and exercise.
I’d like to know if any of you trainers on here can give me a few tips for working in a mainstream club. What were your mistakes? What have you done that is successful with the REGULAR public in getting in shape?
Any ideas that you’d like to see on a website?