I wish there were more personal trainers who looked like Shannon, and I wish EVERY fitness professional was taught to honor ability, potential and the joy of movement over weight loss.
A good friend of mine recently posted this link on Facebook. It’s a fantastic article about the revolutionary act of being both fat and happy–particularly at the gym. Said friend is, to be blunt and a bit insensitive, clearly over weight. She also recently became a lifeguard assistant and a certified aqua fitness instructor.
To be honest, it’s kind of a kick in the ass.
I’ve been planning on getting yoga instructor and personal trainer certifications for a year now. A year. Part of the delay has been financial. The Yoga Alliance certification I want is expensive. But the PT certification I want is only $700. Before I can take the test I also need to be certified in CPR and AED, but the Red Cross offers those for about $100, total. And NASM offers payment plans (the details of which are not available on their website).
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