Does Personal Training and Massage work together?
I became a personal trainer by being in the right place at the right time, it wasn't planned, I was just lucky. I was at a transitional point in my life. I had been working in an office job for 15 years, staring at the same computer screen, with the same view out of the window, a brick wall! The job I was doing was a great job, I was working in a team for a local authority coordinating home to school transport for children with special needs, but I needed to get out of the office, I didn't want to sit at a desk for 9 hours a day anymore.
So long story short, I trained as a lifeguard, got a part time job working at a leisure centre, trained as a swimming teacher, then a fitness instructor then as a personal trainer. After moving to Australia I wanted to start my own business, but a business that helped people. I love getting massages, the way I feel during and afterwards, so I decided the way for me was to be able to offer a bigger service. Keeping fit safely, guiding people how to eat healthily, and relaxation and soft tissue maintenance was the perfect combination. So I studied for three years studying relaxation massage.
As a massage therapist I have a much broader education into physiology and anatomy, and a more in depth understanding of health and well-being through lifestyle choices, physically, socially and mentally, and I love that.
Exercise, nutrition, sleep, relaxation and maintenance and recovery are so important. Life balance is key to ensuring we can function and something I try and incorporate into my life. I can't advocate a healthy lifestyle if I'm stressed and overworked and not taking care of myself.
My next Blogs will feature each of these elements to our lives in more depth. Exercise will feature first, so stay tuned.
Have an amazing day.