With it being my last two weeks as an intern at Fitness Quest 10, it is so important to keep my energy going. The past few months have been the most amazing and most physically demanding of my life and as long as some days have been I am incredibly sad this experience is coming to an end.
I think one of the most important things I have learned being at FQ10 is to always have a contagious, positive energy about you. From the first day I walked into the gym back in May, I felt at home. There is simply no other way to describe it. Moving from the East Coast to the West Coast, leaving my family and friends, and knowing less than a couple people out here it was safe to say I was nervous. I had never lived more than 30 minutes from my house in Connecticut so this huge life change was new in so many ways for me yet upon walking through the door of “the roots” (FQ10’s upstairs facility) I suddenly felt comfort. I felt so welcomed and somehow knew that these people were going to become my family for the summer and that became true in so many ways.
All of the employees at FQ10 are unique in their own way, and I could go on and on about how each one of them has impacted my life but I think the take-away for me is that they all have one thing in common- they are passionate about their jobs and that passion spreads like rapid fire. My mentor and friend Janet “B-Train” Bertrand expressed to me that “You either are fueled or repelled by greatness.” and that comment has stuck with me throughout the duration of this internship. For me personally, just being in the same room as many of these people inspires me to want to become better. I want to continue to follow my dreams of establishing FITGIRLMOVES, become the best trainer that I possibly can be and make a name for myself. I am filled with such motivation just being able to surround myself with such positivity and greatness each day and ultimately I have become the happiest I have ever been in my life. On the other hand, I have also witnessed certain situations here where the “greatness” is too much for some to handle. Janet was right in every aspect of that statement and although it took me a little while to understand both sides of it, I realized that being able to respond to this “greatness” is truly a gift.
Energy is defined as the strength and vitality for sustained physical and mental activity.
Although there are just 7 days left here for me, I believe in bringing all of the energy I have to the gym. Something I always tell my clients is to “finish strong” and being someone who practices what they preach that is exactly what I intend to do. The positivity and overall “energy” at Fitness Quest 10 is something I intend to take with me upon my departure. If I can impact one person per day like Todd, and the staff do to every single one of their clients then my daily goal has been met. Although spreading health and fitness is my true passion, spreading positivity to people you encounter on the daily is just as important and fulfilling to me.
So my question to you:
What can you do this week to bring a positive, contagious energy to your work, home or friends??