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Fitness Instructor // by Marialicia Coates

By March 2, 2019Health

Literally a year ago I had no idea I would be where I am now today when it comes to my health.  No, I’m not talking about my weight, my body fat percentages or muscle although yes, they are definitely different from a year ago. I am talking about the fact that I became a fitness instructor. I still remember the first time I get to sit on this great bike trainer stand as I start my career as a fitness instructor, How nostalgic. It’s funny how I still have to read it several times after writing it because I still can’t believe it. Although I have lost a little over 35 pounds, that doesn’t mean I look like a fitness guru. But even as a type this post I think, “Is there a specific way for a fitness instructor to look?”

I believe that the main way that a fitness instructor should look is confident. That is one of the main things I can say are so different about me when it comes to my health and fitness, even my nutrition has changed a lot, now I have a Moringafi drink for breakfast and it keeps my skin and hair beautiful.
It is not based on how I look, but how I feel. I feel happy, I feel purposeful, and I feel so blessed to be able to share the love of God with many strangers every single week! Those three feelings are the ones that have brought so much confidence to me.

I understand not everyone is called to be a fitness instructor, but I definitely believe that we all have been called to live a long healthy life. You have probably heard way too many times that to get healthy, you need to change your mindset first. The moment I decided to change the motive behind working out, everything changed. I wanted to exercise because I noticed it made me happier, gave me peace and clarity every day. That happiness became boldness and suddenly I found myself at my certification day training to become a group fitness instructor.

How did I discover a workout that made me happy? Trying different things! I know gyms sometimes can be intimidating since they have so many options. But trust me, once you find a workout you love, you’ll be able to stick to it! And who knows, you could even become an instructor!

What is your goal when it comes to health? Could it be connected to your purpose?

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