The Episode: The Importance of Putting Your Fitness First as an Online Trainer
You’ve heard it every time you take a commercial airline: Put on your own oxygen mask before helping someone else. The same principle applies to your own workouts. It’s natural to focus on your clients’ needs first, even if it’s at the expense of your own health, fitness, and nutrition. But it’s also a mistake. You can’t make serve your clients if you neglect your own needs.
In This Episode
- How Jonathan schedules his workouts [13:53]
- Do trainers need to look a certain way? [15:33]
- Ren and Carolina discuss how women’s fitness goals differ from men’s [19:41]
- How Jonathan’s training style has changed [26:37]
- The keys to successful aging [29:27]
- How to schedule your life to maximize fitness and productivity [34:50]
- Why you should always invest in yourself first [37:20]
“If you want to look better, and think better, you need to take care of yourself. Your fitness needs to come first.” – Jonathan Goodman
One Size Does Not Fit All
You don’t need an Instagrammable six-pack to change the lives of your clients. Knowledge, passion, and experience matter much more than your appearance. Just because you don’t have the look doesn’t mean you can’t succeed in the fitness industry.
Fitness-First Time Crunch
Schedule your workout time first, and craft your day around it. If you don’t, it’s too easy to put your fitness on the back burner. But when you do, you’ll get more done in less time, and your body and mind will thank you.
Invest in You
The fitness business is about helping others. But taking care of yourself remains a critical part of it. Before you can help others become their best selves, you have to do the same for you.
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