Personal Trainers and Fitness Professionals with everything going on during the Corona Virus we have been in high demand for digital content, Zoom Training’s, Live workouts and helpful tips and tricks.
Even before Corona Virus I have had many conversations with people who work throughout the fitness industry and how taking care of ourselves is vital to us being able to help and be of service to those we are trying to help. And a lot of the time we have a tendency to take a back seat in our own fitness journey’s. Being in the Fitness Industry it really encompasses our whole lives. From what we eat, to when we sleep, to the type of workouts we do personally.
Everyone is going through their own personal struggles during corona. One of the things we need to remember is that we need to take care of ourselves and make sure we ARE taking care of ourselves, so that we can be an asset to others, because our amazing students, friends, and colleague look to us for inspiration and motivation. I was on the phone with two of my fellow Fitness Professional friends yesterday, and we all said sleeping past 5:30 am in the morning has been so nice, and our bodies definitely needed the reset. And it has helped bring back creativity, inspiration and love for what we do!
What happens when the motivator doesn’t feel motivated?… It is alright to not always feel like you can push, motivate and be the best “inspo”.
What we need to do is make sure that we as Fitness Professionals and health care practitioners, take our time to sign off of social media for sometime, do things we enjoy, study, research, read a book with no educational value, NETFLIX and also…REST! Rest is something that is very hard for people in our industry to do, because we are constantly on the go. Sometimes we don’t realize how tired we are until we have an extended duration of rest. (Which I mentioned is a conversation I had with others in the industry).
And there is also the other side, all of us who are teaching multiple classes a day, but not working out for ourselves, training private clients via technology, but not working on our own betterment. Remember that you are a priority, your health matters. And the Title of this post is “You Can’t Pour From an Empty Cup”. Just make sure YOU are making your health, and your mental wellness a high priority on your list. When this crazy time we are living in is over. We want to have fresh perspective, excitement and hunger to be the best we can be for ourselves, and our clients.
I’m just going to sit over here and attempt to practice what I preach.
What are you doing for your self care, fitness professionals?