Meet one of our three Scholarship winners: Helen Evans
My goal is to show people born in 1950 and onwards that it is never too late to start keeping fit
Health and Wellbeing are essential in life, especially as we age. Our bodies weaken through the loss of muscular strength.
We need to make our bodies stronger as we age. We need to encourage people that you are never too old to exercise and keep fit.
I was in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. I worked with physiotherapists from the Road Traffic Authority, now called TAC.
We worked together with car accident causalities.
The physiotherapists would write up programs for individuals and then make appointments with me, and I would slowly take them through the program week by week and help them with their training and monitor their progress.
I found this to be very rewarding.
Working in the fitness industry back then I was a Fitness Coordinator. I had staff under me that were Gym instructors, Fitness instructors and Aerobics instructors. I was responsible for all the fitness classes Timetables as well as Training our new Gym instructors. I worked rotating shifts, including weekends.
This was a bit of a struggle as my family were young, and I was a single parent bring up two daughters. I gave it up due to wanting to work regular working hours, 9 am till 5 pm ideally, to be with my family. I have missed working with clients and seeing the rewards they obtain.
Working 9-5pm is not as rewarding. Don’t get me wrong I have and always take pride in my work. Thus, here I am doing the AIPT Personal Trainers course.
The course has been challenging at times as things have changed after so many years. I am enjoying the course. I was stuck on a couple of questions, so I called and obtained the help from the student services department, and they were extremely helpful.
I am working full time at the moment and Studying, being a mother and grandmother. I still train at the gym 3-5 days week, and my goal is to become a Personal Trainer.