Insurance Canopy is pleased to announce the winner of our 2017 personal trainer & fitness scholarship, Jarrah Isom. Applicants were asked to submit an essay highlighting their reason for wanting to pursue a career as a personal or fitness trainer. Jarrah’s article highlights the fitness industry and the obstacles she overcame to live a healthy and inspirational lifestyle. Read the full story below.
We’d like to congratulate Jarrah, who won $500 to attend Dixie State University for her essay, titled My Chance To Change The World.
MY CHANCE TO CHANGE THE WORLD
“To start, fitness has always been an incredible passion of mine. I have always loved the idea of an escape from the outside world that gives me healthy, positive results that I work for. It has made such an immense difference in my happiness and passion for life overall. Through fitness, I have learned so many unique lessons that have had a profound impact on my life, as well as lessons that I have carried into all aspects of my life. I have become such a better person through this fitness journey, and I want to take this happiness and knowledge and help others achieve the best version of themselves!
I am constantly expanding my knowledge in any way I can in terms of nutrition and fitness because I know the value in having great wisdom in such areas of life. I have become addicted to working hard mentally and physically and have become amazingly addicted with the overall outcome.
There really isn’t any other aspect of life that gives you what you work for the way that fitness does. The idea of becoming a personal trainer and helping change the lives of others has been a dream of mine since I first started my fitness journey. Improving the lives of others and seeing their mental and physical improvement is beyond any reward I can think of!
Of course, seeing their physical changes would be absolutely amazing, but seeing their growth, self-esteem, self-concept, renewed passion for life, and improved confidence would be a dream come true.
I am a firm believer in the fact that you create your own happiness, and I would absolutely love to share my experiences and passion for this great field with others and give me a chance to improve my lifestyle further as well. As individuals, we are not what we are given; we are what we make out of what we are given. Through bettering ourselves and becoming stronger as an individual, we have the chance to change our lives for the better and create an immense happiness and positive domino-effect.
As stated in The Effectiveness of Personal Training on Changing Attitudes Towards Physical Activity, “The results suggest that one-on-one personal training is an effective method for changing attitudes and thereby increasing the amount of physical activity” (McClaran, S.). I know this to be true, as I have worked at many fitness gyms and have been exposed to personal training myself. Having the opportunity to change and influence lives in this way could be an immense life-changer for not only myself and those I would come in contact with to change, but also the people in their lives as well.
I sincerely value the circumstances of others and would work hard for the people I would train on a personal level. I believe that I would have a huge role in their fitness journey and would do anything I could to better their circumstances in life. This could be an extremely valuable experience and chance for me to change the world one person at a time.
McClaran, Steven R. “The Effectiveness of Personal Training on Changing Attitudes Towards Physical Activity.” Journal of Sports Science & Medicine. Asist Group, 1 Mar. 2003. Web. 12 Mar. 2017.”
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