One of the questions I get the most is, “why did you become a trainer?” The answer is simple. I wanted to believe in what I was doing. I wanted to make a difference. I wanted to have a healthy impact and influence people in a positive way.
There is not a day that goes by that I do not love what I do. It is not always easy, there have been many times I wasn’t sure I would make it, that I wanted to quit, but I persisted because I truly believe in what I am doing.
Where I Started
Before I became a personal trainer, I was a server and bartender. I was in the service industry for many years and bar tended and trained for years to get by. I never imagined that personal training could be my career. I was scared to take the leap and quit my second job to fully immerse myself into my business, but I couldn’t be happier that I did.
There are many trainers out there and you can choose from a vast array of them. There are many styles, personalities, gyms, and you have your pick of them all. I have never considered any of them competition. How do I stand out? How do I separate myself and grow when you have so many choices? I keep going. I keep believing. I keep loving what I do.
I am so grateful for the clients I have, those that have been with me since the beginning and those that have just started with me. You are my inspiration to be a personal trainer, continue to do my job, and to continue to grow.
My philosophy for Healthy Body Works is to create a community of like-minded people that want to lead a healthy lifestyle. To have a healthy impact. Being healthy isn’t just being skinny or losing weight. Being healthy is teaching your kids healthy habits, creating healthy habits for yourself, eating properly, maintaining a healthy fitness routine, and maintaining a balanced life. We all know the benefits of working out and I could go over them again and again. Being healthy isn’t yoyo dieting and losing and gaining a bunch of weight.
One of my favorite quotes is, “Wellness isn’t an event, illness is.” Exercise is proven to prevent a large amount of illnesses and not only prolong your life, but improve the quality of your life. How much of your time do you spend watching TV, playing video games, playing on your phone, drinking, or whatever it is you do in your free time? If you could spend 30 minutes a few days a week exercising and it would make you feel better mentally and physically, eliminate pain, and improve overall quality of life, why wouldn’t you do it?
So, why do I do what I do? Because I want to continue to make a difference, live my dream, and have a healthy impact on people. I want to continue to help my clients walk without pain, hit their goals, feel better about themselves, and my favorite part… play with their kids 😉.
Gabi Mazar ~ 602-570-5464