My Future in Fitness

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.



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