Sarah Grimaud is on a mission. And when you meet her, a young lady in her thirties, with a bright and sunny smile, one is not surprised to hear of her profession. “I am a personal trainer and I care about health—the gifts from health,” she said cheerfully.
Before long, we sat down at a coffee shop, and I interviewed Ms. Grimaud. Her positive and poised way in sharing her gifts from health is the gifts of wisdom.
How did you become a personal trainer?
I have always been active and I love fitness. I first came into fitness as a profession through teaching group fitness classes, teaching Zumba fitness dance classes, and then also teaching some strength and weights classes. And that just piqued my interest and I wanted to learn even more and become more knowledgeable to help clients with their personal goals.
What do you like about being a personal trainer?
I love it. It’s great. I get to do something I am passionate about. And so, I am passionate about being healthy myself, and inspiring, empowering and encouraging others to also be healthy so they can best enjoy their lives. I think that health gives us so many gifts, and I want everyone to be able to understand and enjoy these gifts.
Where did you receive your training?
The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) has a Personal Trainer Certification program. You can actually do it yourself online and with a book, but I wanted to do it in person to get hands-on experience. There is this great program that is done through the Crunch gym called PTEC. It is a six-week intensive, three days per week, and all day. It’s great to learn with a Master Trainer, someone who has been doing it a long time. He taught us so much, answered our questions and made sure we totally understood everything.
What is your most popular routine for a client who is overweight?