Saturday, July 10, 2010

I have a dream...

Many times I have thought of quitting my job and venture into the fitness industry instead. Maybe write for a health magazine and/or offer personal training services. Of course, this is more fantasy than a possible reality at least for now. But if I do decide to actually do this, what would be the first step?

Should I get a certification? Is a certification really necessary? Where do I go to look for advice and guidance? Yes, this blog is a good start to 'get my name out there' but it is definitely not enough. What else should I do so that I can test the waters sufficiently before diving in?

Hmmm...

4 comments:

DailyMuscle.com said...

Go for the Fitness Convention which you've just won a registration to. :D. Would give you a good glimpse of things.

Not everyone can make a complete switch of jobs like I did. I had my blog to back me up with leads, etc. I'd recommend you do both... work and meddle with fitness industry at the same time - until you think you can finally make the switch.

Oh.. and stay away from home-made fitness certifications. Especially those that are backed up by a flopped fitness magazine.

KevL said...

"Oh.. and stay away from home-made fitness certifications. Especially those that are backed up by a flopped fitness magazine."

I think I know which 'home-made fitness certification' and 'flopped fitness magazine' you're referring to. I've got an honest opinion to make: don't pass a judgement before you make an honest evaluation. Just how much do you know about what is being offered? Did you study it enough to label those certifications and magazines as such? Now if you really have, I'd love to see a complete, constructive rebuttal on your blog. It's very much unfair that you did no study or research as to what the certification comprises of that you tell others to 'stay away' from it.

Aizan, I encourage you to keep your eyes, ears and mind open to whatever that's heading your way. Use your own judgement. You never know what's coming your way if you don't look at it. Opportunities are found in the most unlikeliest moments when it's totally different from how you expect and pictured in your mind to be.

Anyway, I'm in no way endorsing any certification program or fitness magazine or anything that's related to the 2. It's just my fair and honest opinion and I have no intention of offending anyone, whosoever.

Cheers :)

DailyMuscle.com said...

KevL: Geez.. am I not entitled to voice out my opinions anymore without being hassled... :P

You said: "Now if you really have, I'd love to see a complete, constructive rebuttal on your blog.".
- You gotta be kidding me. That's not my style. I think you've been mixing around with bad company!! lol... Sorry buddy, but I think you've got the wrong blog for that. You might want to try some other blogger. One who has too much free time and nothing constructive to do.

Kasey Brown Fitness said...

DM,

You are very much entitled to your opinions, but everyone else is entitled to theirs too. People may have opinions about your opinion. An opinion that does not agree with yours does not automatically equate to harassment.

You make statements knocking a company's services, but when you're asked about it, you refuse to back up your statements or explain what you said. If you want to voice your disagreements with a company's policy or position, that's very fine, but you should at least be professional enough to explain why you disagree.

Otherwise, it looks like you're just spewing negativity and hatred at things you just personally don't like.