Where Do Personal Trainers Go to Die?

Eric C. Stevens
Martial Arts, Sport Psychology, Boxing

In my first job as corporate salesman, I laid awake at night dreading the stresses of the next day - the constant pressure, scrutiny, and “what have you done for me lately” mantra that permeated my experience in corporate America.


coaching, training, clients, athletes


That downside was enough for me to leave my business gig for good, trading in my suit and tie for a pair of sweats and a career as trainer and coach. While I’ve never regretted the decision, in recent years I lay awake at night for different reasons.


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A career as a coach or trainer is a never ending opportunity to learn, grow, and re-invent yourself.


You don’t get to pick the problems you solve because everyone who you come across is different: Different genders, ages, fitness levels, disposable time, disposable income, and almost always unsure of their commitment.


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