Here's what Chessie had to say!
Not too long ago, fitness influencer Chessie King studied to become a personal trainer with us. We caught up with her, chewed the fat and found out what makes her tick.
What made you want to become a personal trainer?
I wanted to develop my knowledge, especially how to work with different clients. I love learning and the more I know the more people I can help. I also wanted to have something to support what I say on social media so people have more trust in what you are saying.
What do you think you bring as a personal trainer that is different/makes you stand out?
I try & work with a client more on what's going on inside. To me, feeling good within yourself and learning to love exercise and eat without guilt is the most important thing. Working out should be something you love and a way of thanking your body. I learn about their past, their lifestyle and the relationship they have with food and their body. I take them on a journey to body confidence. I would like to think I'm more of a coach, a mentor that will be there with you every step of the way.
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What do you think makes a great personal trainer?
A caring person that you can trust and listens to you. They adapt to how you feel every session and they get to know yourself and your body. Someone who's there for you outside of your personal training sessions. A friend who is going to stick by your side for the long run.
How did you get into the world of health and fitness?
My parents have bought me up the healthiest way possible. My mum is a yoga teacher and absolute goddess. From the moment I could walk, I was full of energy, I did every activity after school you could think of. I only really started understanding my body and going to the gym for the right reasons about 2/3 years ago. I have learnt so much and developed my own training style and method.
What would your advice be to someone considering becoming a personal trainer?
Understand why you want to do it. Ask yourself, have you seen someone on Instagram that is a PT and you want to be like them, or do you want to help people get stronger and healthier? If it's the first one then I don't think it’s right for you, but if you are on a mission to help people, AMAZING... go for it.
Who’s your fitspiration and why?
My Mumma. She gets stronger every year she gets older, it's incredible. She is just a machine! She trains with me and doesn't ever stop in the middle of a session she just keeps on going! Every year, she beats her triathlon personal best and has come first in her age group at the London Triathlon which got her into the Team GB qualifying race. She is the reason why I'm looking after myself now, so hopefully after 3 children like her, I feel and look that healthy.
What’s your favourite type of workout?
A fun one where you don't even feel like you're working out. Like trampolining, skiing, hiking... I also love a Crossfit style workout, challenging yourself in different areas of strength. I just need constant change and love mixing up my workouts. I also love being outside, in the fresh air.
Final thought on the course and your time at TRAINFITNESS
It was incredible. The mix of the theory and practical was perfect. The support was amazing and I loved doing the intensive course.
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