Current situation: I have to complete the practical part of my Fit!Vak fitnesstrainer B/ private teacher exam
this summer otherwise I have to pay the whole course again (which would be a pity because I finished my
theoretical part already last year). „What is it that you‘ve been doing then in the meantime?“ you might think.
Well, it wasn`t exactly boring! I have been working on our project E N E R G Y about burn outs (check the list
of previous events at http://lafp.eu/EN/join-2.html). I have been following a series of intensive
entrepeneurship workshops at Kamer van Koophandel in Amsterdam. And recently I moved to Maastricht
where I started working at a gym called Fit & Move in the centre of town.
It´s a nice place and the great thing is that I share the same vision with them. Fitness is according to me
most of all meant to improve your wellbeing, both physically and mentally. Of course a big amount of clients
appreciate the cosmetic benefits that come along with getting fit, but sometimes it's actually strange to
realize how much the health factor has fallen to the background. People simply don’t seem to be aware of
how much they can influence their whole existence by lifestyle. Not even to mention all the costs you save by
staying healthy... And who doesn't want to feel more relaxt, confident, energetic, sharp, and powerful?
By moving the right way you can turn stress into the 'happy hormones' endorphine and dopamine and purify
your body. This makes sense, as a matter of fact one of the main causes people die is because of
cardiovascular deseases. A somewhat heavy comparison but from all of the potential causes the chance to
die from heartproblems is 26,8%, which is 26,1% bigger then from a terrroristic attack (0,07%* not to say this
isn't absolutely concerning of course.) Additionally stress is one of the main influencers causing
heartproblems. What my point is here: Fitness can significantly increase the quality of your own life and
whatever you want to do with it. And you just don't know untill you start to feel it happening to yourself :-)
I want to specialize in vitality training because the combination of mental and physical wellness is obviously
what interests me the most. I've found an internship leader who's physiotherapist and head of trainers at
Ciran Amsterdam. On a daily basis he takes care of people with deeper physical and/ or mental issues. A
physiotherapist operates when a problem has already occurred whereas a fitnesstrainer prevents clients of
getting problems in the first place, by giving training in a fun and effective way. So that's a difference, however in
the end we are all health professionals complementing each other. Besides this internship I have a
powerlady as a teacher of my fitnesstrainercourse, being supervised by these people I'm sure I will have an
interesting time ahead of me!
And hey remember: every reason to start training is valid to me, just saying it isn't all about fashion.
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