So….after 30+ years in the corporate environment, I decided it was time for change. To “Live (Love) to Work and not Work to Live”. Because I love exercise, I thought why not go into something I love? And at the same time, add value to someone else’s life by improving their fitness and in the long term , their health.
About 5 years ago, I came across Fitpro (Institute of Fitness Professionals) while reading the magazine Fitness for Women. My biggest concern was whether I would still be eligible to go into this industry because of my age – 50ish. After chatting to Fitpro, they put my mind at ease and helped me see past the age thing.
My introduction into the fitness industry was to complete the Exercise is Science and Personal Fitness Training courses by attending classes at night. Derek tries to come across as a Navy Seal Ninja but he is passionate about what he does and this comes through in his lectures while very entertaining. Since then, I have completed Sports Massage, Exercise is Medicine & Exercise and Pregnancy. Lee is unbelievably passionate about her preggy classes and shows that while pregnant, exercising can be fun and there are ways to modify an exercise to suit the individual during the different stages of this special time in a woman’s life.
In between these courses I have done various other courses, ALL through Fitpro.
I now work as an Exercise is Medicine Professional with Activate Health which is exactly where I wanted to be. Using exercise as a form of medicine for clients who have been diagnosed with diabetes, hypertension, metablic syndrome, ie Non Communicable diseases. I can now honestly say, I LOVE my work!
Once you join the caring, friendly & attentive Fitpro family, you know you belong.