but actually that’s not the case. I don’t know if you know this already…
but this is how I got started in health and fitness.
I’d recently emigrated with my family to NZ from the UK,
where I used to own a nail & beauty salon.
After trying a sales roll which I totally hated…
I quit that job,
I thought I wanted to open a similar business to the one I sold in the UK…
so I bought a nail salon business
unfortunately the lady I bought it from didn't tell her clients that she's sold it.
And on the very first day a woman walked in the door and said
'who the fuck are you'
and I knew then that I’d made a massive mistake!
I just wanted to have a cool little business making pretty nails…
I’d rather be working out in the gym than be abused.
Which meant from that very first day I was left wondering whether I should just sell up and move on.
To make things worse, I felt terrible…
because making pretty nails was cool but actually I realised,
I was over it.
The market here was very different to the UK and I just didn’t couldn’t be bothered.
I felt even worse about the situation because I'd just spent a bunch of money on a business that I didn't have the passion for anymore.
I felt like a huge failure.
The problem was that I wanted out.
Which meant I’d have to fess up to my husband,
and… I had no idea what else to do, I'd been doing nails for almost 15 years.
Then, as if by chance, it happened...
I was walking on the beach one day with a friend who’d dropped in to say hi
and she suggested I become a personal trainer as she knew I'd rather be in the gym most the time anyway.
I thought it over and the idea grew on me…
I could actually do something I was passionate about!
So I went home and talked it through with my husband, who thought it was a great idea and I started to see a way out, because I saw I could make this work.
And I realised that it’s never too late to try something new…
and so I signed up for the Personal Trainer course.
As soon as I did that, I felt like a weight was lifted, I had a plan for the future that was exciting.
Suddenly, I was not stuck anymore, I knew what I wanted.
That’s when it first dawned on me that I could help others to feel awesome too.
My plan was to go to uni, commit 100% and pass my PT certificate.
So I studied my butt off whilst building up the salon for re-sale.
and fortunately I sold the salon just as I qualified.
Shortly after that, I started working in NZ's biggest gym…
but there was still a bit of a problem...
I was loving this new career,
and I totally knew it was what I was meant to do…
plus I had plenty of time in the gym to get myself fit too,
but I was exhausted all the time…
despite going to bed at 8pm and getting 8 hours sleep, life just felt like a constant grind.
But then I found out about truly personalised health.
and it rocked my world!
I’m lucky enough to have 10x energy than I did when I started out and I want you to experience that too..
Anyway now you know a little more about me, I hope you’ll join me for the next instalment soon.