Managing Director of BODYCORE, Tobias Moir, advises “choosing the right training provider is crucial in ensuring you receive an insurable, and authentic certification for your investment.”
It isn’t uncommon to hear newly qualified personal trainers discuss their battle with imposter syndrome.
“I don’t belong here.”
“Why would anyone trust me?”
Have you ever experienced these thoughts?
You are not alone! Statistics show that up to 70% of people have suffered from it at one point or another.
Here are a few tips to help you manage these negative feelings:
Recognise the signs
Are you incredibly hard on yourself?
Do you sometimes hold yourself to impossibly high standards?
Do you avoid expressing confidence because you are worried it will come across as arrogance?
Don’t let that harsh voice pull you down. Listen to it, accept its presence, and lean into it.
Take control by counteracting each negative statement that crosses your mind with a reminder of your achievements.
You worked hard for them and you should wear them with pride at all times.
You are not alone
Many highly established business owners often still battle with imposter syndrome, but they won’t let it hold them back. So, don’t let it stop you!
Identify a coping mechanism. This could be reaching out to a trusted friend or loved one for support, or the BODYCORE team. No-one will judge you.
Sharing your concerns will unload it’s weight.
Take some time to retrain your mindset into accepting and believing the praise you receive.
Move at your own pace
Remember, your chapter 1 is never going to include the same content as someone else’s chapter 1. And more importantly, don’t compare the beginning of your journey to someone who has been on a similar one for months or years. A tree doesn’t grow overnight and neither will your success.
The hunger and determination you felt when you first committed to a PT course should never leave you. Being a personal trainer means you will be continuously learning and developing. If you let your dedication falter, and your doubtfulness take over, you will not excel in the fitness industry or reach the goals you have set for yourself.
Take your time and take care of you.
We are a family at BODYCORE and we take your wellbeing seriously, which is why our independent PT MENTORS® offer ongoing support. Our networking community of professionals want to see you succeed.
We celebrate your individuality and your successes. And we work with you to ensure that you improve and strengthen your weaknesses.
Get in touch with us to discuss your fitness journey, and to learn more about our courses!