A few years ago I was in a Facebook group and shared my desire to add a fitness aspect to my business. The group’s founder said, “I don’t think I could take fitness advice from a photographer!” I let that statement float around in my head for YEARS. I was honestly hurt at the time because she WAS someone I looked up to. When COVID hit my sister and me, in a need of some type of normalcy began walking, I progressed to running all other types of exercise. See my reason for wanting to marry physical fitness to my photography is because in the past I’ve had clients who come into the studio and comment on how much weight they need to lose, how if they could find a few more minutes in their day for fitness they’d be more comfortable in front of the camera. While I’ve never seen any of the issues my clients mention I UNDERSTOOD what they were feeling. For many this is a big thing, it was for me. So I reached out to 2 women who I’d like to think of as friends and explained what I wanted to do, both asked me the most important question ever, WHY DO I WANT TO BECOME A PERSONAL TRAINER? My answer was always the same, to help empower women business owners become more confidant, to take the next step, make fitness a form of self-care not just something you do sporadically. If I can do it so can you. Business and fitness require a certain level of commitment and if you’re an entrepruener you know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. But the thing is we often place self-care on the back burner. FITNESS IS A FORM OF SELFCARE.
My point here is that NO ONE knows what’s in your heart and if you let the negativity of someone invade your space you will never achieve your goals and dreams. I’m loving the results I’m seeing from my training as a fitness professional and knowing that I’m fulfilling a purpose to other likeminded women makes my soul happy. So my question for you is what’s holding you back from achieving your hearts desire.