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THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF CARE FOR EXERCISE PROFESSIONALS

Whether you’re a class instructor, personal trainer or a little bit of both, working out isn’t just a hobby, it’s a way of life — and your income. As a fitness professional, you’re used to taking care of others, because simply put, that’s your job. But when your days are comprised of teaching others how to live a healthy lifestyle, instructing classes or training clients, it’s easy to lose sight of taking care of the only body that really matters when it comes to your career — your own.

Miranda Markham at Action PR spoke to several fitness professionals about how they focus on their own wellbeing and recovery in order to stay on top of their game.

Jo Hancock, Personal Trainer at Everyone Active’s Westminster Lodge Leisure Centre, St Albans

As a PT, your body is the main tool of your job, so you need to look after it. I do my best but it doesn’t always go to plan. Last

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