I have started my journey to become an ACE certified personal trainer! I had this brainstorm recently that I would like to pursue being a personal trainer but really focus my attention on a group of people who likely don’t get thought off too often, and that’s people who are pre- and post-bariatric surgery. When I decided to pursue my own weight loss surgery journey, I was required to do some activity to help with weight loss before the surgery, and then I was expected to develop an exercise routine after surgery. Honestly, I feel like I had an advantage over some people because I was active prior to surgery, and all I wanted afterward was clearance to get back to my exercise routine! But how many people who decide to pursue weight loss surgery are like that? I’m guessing not many. So when they are faced with having to start working out, it can be daunting, especially if they have never liked exercising, or if they have never exercised, or if they’re feeling intimidated by going to a gym. A someone who used to be sedentary, and as someone who used to hate exercise, and as someone who has been through bariatric surgery, I feel like I have a unique perspective that will allow me to be a useful and empathetic personal trainer for this particular group of people! I consider myself to be a relatively intelligent person as well, but I gotta say, this ACE textbook is daunting! But I love a good challenge, and I love learning, so I am hopeful that I will be successful at achieving this certification! Anyone who has ACE certification, I would love any pointers, tips, or advice you have!
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Congratulations on both your decision and your journey. Several members of my family did not do what they should have after bariatric surgery and have gained back so much weight. You will surely be an inspiration to others.
That’s a great idea! Good luck on your journey to certification as well as the A-to-Z Challenge!