If you’ve ever wondered where your career as a personal trainer came from, this 2-part podcast series produced by Lift The Bar will teach you all about the history of this incredible profession. It’ll take you back to the 1800s, where you’ll meet a man called Louis Durlacher, who was one of the first known personal trainers. Then, it’ll take you on a whirlwind tour of the key events that have shaped the career of personal training.
The occupation of personal training is a new one. It’s only in the last 30 years that we’ve seen it become a popular and normal choice of work. However, there have been trainers training clients for over 150 years.
It is our hope that by learning about the historical events of the fitness industry and the career of personal training, you’ll wake up feeling more connected to your job. It gives you a deep context for your work to exist in. From the moment you call yourself a Personal Trainer, you become part of this journey too. Maybe in another 100 years, someone will wonder about your programs, your clients, your career, your life.
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