I'm always open to new opportunities to change, grow, and improve. I recently came upon an opportunity that I'm very excited about and I'd like to share it with you.
I have two words for you - Camp Gladiator; the outdoor fitness camps that are taking over. Although still somewhat new to the scene (I think it has been around for about 8 years now), it has proven to not only be an effective program for its participants (known as "campers"), but it has more than convinced me that I want to be a part of their team, the San Antonio team specifically.
You see, I've come to find out that the majority of my gained clientele seem to prefer afternoon and evening sessions as opposed to morning/early afternoon. This has allowed me sufficient time during the first part of most days to continue to grow my business and/or run miscellaneous errands. However, I still have found I have time on my hands which is an awesome commodity to have, as long as one is putting it to good use. Thus, I've decided I want to do just that and Camp Gladiator is my solution, at least I hope it is.
They won't take on just any trainer (which is a good thing, quality over quantity I say). It is a long interview process and, as of now, I am still in the beginning phases. I've had a phone interview, an audition, an in-person interview, and now I'm attending various camps around San Antonio as a camper (and also to learn from current trainers). I can say, thus far, it has been an awesome experience. No matter what camp I've participated in, it has been a community of people coming together to get active & encourage each other. It is an incredibly positive environment and the trainers seem to have a big hand in setting that tone. You can't help but want to smile during the workout and that is hard to come by for most (if not nearly all) when it comes to exercise.
My whole point to this particular post is to 1) get people motivated, 2) Provide them with a professionally review program option if they're wanting to start working out, but don't know how to begin (keeping in mind that personal training is still an extremely valid option as well), and 3) Do my part to spread the word about Camp Gladiator.
I do not easily or readily recommend businesses, people, places, products, etc. As a consumer, it is quite difficult to impress me, let alone motivate me to actually write out a lengthy endorsement (call me cynical, though I prefer the description, "not easily influenced"). Camp Gladiator is the exception to that rule. I'm not even a trainer yet and am more than happy to speak/write about the awesome things I've witnessed first hand. And, keep in mind, I really don't have anything to gain from spreading the word about this awesome fitness community so I would ask readers to really consider my words and take them to heart - try out CG for yourself, you'll fall in love with it just as I have!