Fitness has been a major part of my life, & I loved Method 360 right away. The class design. How I worked every part of my body. The way the trainers spoke to us. I will never forget my first class…Trish walked right up to me & introduced herself. I knew right away I’d found my new gym.
I believe in the Method approach to fitness & the science behind it. What I was uncomfortable with was the psychological piece. I didn’t buy into the “Scale is a Liar” thing for quite a while.
Another surprising struggle came when people who had been in my life for years started being very judgmental and critical of me. Being at Method made me want to surround myself with positive, non-judgmental people. I lost a lot of friends: I don’t know if they felt threatened or just didn’t understand my new-found passion. In hindsight I realize they never really were my friends.
I no longer allow negative people in my life. I blame Method 360 for this terrible loss. ☺ I have never been surrounded by a more supportive group of people.
When the opportunity to become a Method 360 trainer came up, I realized I have a strong desire to leave my 8-5-desk job. I finally said, “What the hell…I have nothing to lose by going for it! Maybe I will make it!”
But almost every morning when I walked in at 5:30 someone would ask me how my training was going. When it came time to get up there and start teaching little bits at a time, they always encouraged me and told me what a good job I was doing.
Speaking in front of everyone is the hardest part for me, & I still struggle with it! I love teaching classes but still have anxiety about what I am going to talk about for 60 minutes!! I try to disclose something about myself during class and am learning to assist clients & let them know I know how they feel. This is not an easy process!! By assisting on Monday mornings I hope to accomplish this.
So much for the safe & planned-out route! Thank you to all the trainers & clients who understand I’m going through a learning process and are willing to let me try it out on them! Thank you for helping me move outside of my little zone of comfort.