Is Working In A Gym The Best Thing For Your Own Training?

Do gym owners and trainers slam the brakes on their own progress?

“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. The sentiment in this famous quote is what makes fitness fanatics turn their hobby into a career. Working as a trainer, or even owning a gym, seems an ideal way to combine your passion with paying the bills.

But is working in the fitness industry really the best thing for your own fitness?

1) Work takes the joy out of training

You got into this industry because you fell in love with training. Then you started educating yourself about strength, nutrition, fat loss… whatever is your specialty. But all that studying, session planning, and client training can suck the joy out of the thing you used to love. Training. Do you feel different about your own training now you train people as a job?

2) Training clients leaves you with no energy (or motivation) to train