Not only did Covid-19 shut down my fitness career, it upended my life.
Just two years ago, I decided I wanted to spend a year as a digital nomad, working from my computer and experiencing a few different places, reconnecting with my European friends, experiencing other cultures while learning more about myself and where I belong in this world.
Well, here I am two years later, living that dream in a much different and unexpected way. Pre-Covid I knew where I wanted to live after my six-week experience in Eaglesham, Alberta. Now I have an idea of where I want to live, but I am back to square one of not knowing for sure. My parents sold their home on the Sunshine Coast, so I am back there helping them pack and clean. Given the current situation, I will be moving with them up to Dawson Creek, albeit it will be a temporary move for me.
Over the past month, I have been thinking heavily about what my future in fitness looks like. I obtained my ACE group fitness certification last October, but I didn’t really start teaching until I was in Eaglesham. To be honest, although I enjoy the Beach Body programs, virtual fitness classes do not appeal to me. In any case, I don’t have the equipment nor (dare I admit) the clientele in order to succeed as a virtual fitness instructor.
So this question plays over in my mind: Is my career as a fitness instructor over and all the hard work and energy I poured into getting my ACE group fitness certificate for not? Will I ever be able to teach classes at a gym, which is something I far much rather prefer to be doing?
I realize that it will be a long time for things to return to normal, if they ever do. However, I am a positive thinker. I like to believe that my fitness career isn’t over and that I will be able to teach classes at a facility even if it’s on a part time basis.
As far as my nomadic status is concerned: it’s a little unsettling not having a home of my own, not knowing where I will end up living and not knowing what the future has in store for me. But at the same time, it’s exciting and I have faith that everything will fall into place once I’m past the big move.