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Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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What motivated you to coach and train others? Give an example from your personal life or from your work experience that influenced your decision. "I use to work out at a gym by myself, wandering around trying different machines, and it felt kind of pointless. I started going to workout classes and eventually began to train. My personal trainer taught me more about my body than I ever thought I could learn at the time. I became interested in doing the same thing for others, coaching them and helping them achieve their goals like my trainer helped me."
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"I use to work out at a gym by myself, wandering around trying different machines, and it felt kind of pointless. I started going to workout classes and eventually began to train. My personal trainer taught me more about my body than I ever thought I could learn at the time. I became interested in doing the same thing for others, coaching them and helping them achieve their goals like my trainer helped me."

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User-Submitted Answers

Why did you decide to become a personal trainer?
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I enjoy motivating people to live healthy lives, and encourage them so they can realize the benefits of being in shape.
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I was always the smallest kid in my grade but the most athletic so I decided to build on that, people were always asking me how I do the stuff I do and I never knew the right answer so I decided the fitness industry was right for me.
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I have a passion for seeing people improve themselves in the gym and making themselves healthy.
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I have experienced first hand the positive effects of healthy eating and daily exercise. I know that this is something that people need in their lives. Everyone needs to exercise. I know that exercise can benefit people who feel low energy, depression, low-self esteem issues and even people who are already in great physical condition. I want to be able to reach out to those who are ready and help them accomplish their health and fitness goals.
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I enjoy physical activity and I really enjoy motivating people to live healthier lifestyles.
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In past couple years fitness has become my true passion. Motivating people, seeing them progress, getting in better shape, makes me happy and satisfied.
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I want to make a positive difference an help with the growing problem in obesity.
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Great passion in fitness, and wanting to help others achieve their goals.
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Because for me are one personal trainer is a one lifestyle. I like help the people to achieve their objectives.
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I decided to become a personal trainer because I enjoy helping people and I want to motivate others to live a healthy, and active lifestyle.
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I feel fulfilled when I know I could help change someones life, in some way whether big or small but enough to keep them active and motivated to lead a healthy life.
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I care about th health and well being of my clients.
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It has to be one of the most rewarding and satisfying careers out there. Specailising in peoples health helps in so many way. Ie. Helps confiedence, daily chores and builds a better charachter in a person.
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I decided to become a personal trainer because health is reaLLY IMPORTANT TO ME. Exercie has helped me tackle some hardships in my life when I was less confident, less motivated and unsure of myself. Hopefully I can help others in the same way now.
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I love to help people become healthy and active.
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I've always been active. From dance to gymnastics to soccer, I have always been active. However, it wasn't until high school when I learned how important physical fitness is for our overall health and wellbeing. The body is so amazing, and I love learning and trying new ways to work things together.
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I wanted to help and inspire people the way I was inspired by fitness at a young age.
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I am choosing to become a personal trainer to assist gym goers in achieving their fitness goals. As I do not have a lot of experience with the general population, this is a great opportunity to develop one of the key skills for any professional. That is communication. Being able to translate my knowledge to clients is the difference between short term and long term clients.
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I have passion for fitness . I spend most of my time at the gym anyway and I would like to live longer.
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Exercise is a part of my life and want to share the benefits with others.
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I love to help people feeling better but themselves.
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Love gym and choices gym give to me, helping.
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Exercise and fitness are my passion, I enjoy working with other people and love the idea of guiding and helping others to become healthier and fitter.
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Exercise is my passion and personal training is about helping those who find it difficult to attend to exercise or gym.
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I have seen the journey from being fat to fit, its my passion to workout, hence I ended up becoming a personal trainer.
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Because have got fitness background and I have passion for fitness which is nothing better than to have peassign for what you do.
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Becoming a personal trainer is something I can see myself doing because I feel that exercise and living a healthy lifestyle is something that all people need. Doctors should prescribe exercise instead of medicine. Seeing people on Guam dying of cardiovascular diseases, struggling with obesity, and being an intern in the hospital, I truly feel that theirs lives could have been better and they could avoid these problems if they exercised and had someone positively impact their lifestyle. I used to be a really fat overweight kid, that was ashamed, and had low self esteem, but when I decided that I wouldn't let that be me for the rest of my life and I worked out, my life changed and I would love to help others that are struggling that way as well.
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I want to touch people lives teach them how they will reach their fitness goals.
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I generally love helping people and fitness is my life.
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I am enthusiastic about staying healthy and in shape and want to share that enthusiasm with others.
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Fitness addict, personal history.
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I love sport and would like to help people and give them my knowledge of the sport.
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Exercise is my passion and I want to share it.
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Through my own Personal trainer, watching her train me and seeing how much joy it brought her helping others its when I knew thats what I wanted to do.
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To help other achieve self fulfilment.
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I have a passion for fitness in general, and I'd like to be able to share the same knowledge with others so that they too can become confident in their own bodies.
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When I was training myself.
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When I was training myself.
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Because I'm extremely dedicated to fitness and I want other people to realise the benefits.
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Love for making my body as healthy and functional as possible, which translated for love in helping other people achieve the same goals.
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Sport and fitness is my passion, always been interested in science of the body and how it applied to sport and fitness. Natural progression from professional sport.
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Sport and fitness is my passion, always been interested in science of the body and how it applied to sport and fitness. Natural progression from professional sport.
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I have decided because I wanted to change my life and get involved in a fitness industry when I am going to the gym there is the only place where I find peace in mymind, Ireally like work out and be with people at the same time.
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I should have decided years ago, because I got myself fit and healthy again after not being so fit and healthy whilst I was a student. I then helped my friends and my mum reach their goals. So it feels natural that I would want to pursue this as a career as I enjoy the industry and I enjoy helping people.
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Because I wanted to change the lifes of my friends and family members.
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I wanted to change people lives.
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Its what I havr always wanted to do.
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My interest in becoming a personal trainer came from boxing, I have been training in boxing for more than 5 years now and am very good. And for whatever reason I was always approached by others to help coach them and teach them what I know. I sort of became and influential figure in that community. I fell in love with fitness and am passionate about it. I love helping people and respect anyone trying to get fit and improve their lifestyle and want to help as many people as I can to achieve that.
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Fitness is my passion. Love helping people to get to their fitness goals.