NASM Certification + Online Coaching

Hi friends! I had a few of you ask about my NASM training that I mentioned in my last blog post, so I wanted to tell you about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, background a bit. I’ve been working out for 5+ years (different intensities), but the last two years I’ve been focusing on weight lifting. I’ve lost a total of 40 lbs. with hypothyroidism and I’m still continuing to better myself every day. But I’m also real – I fall off the wagon, I eat too much Qdoba, I go nuts when I see frozen yogurt.

40 lb weight loss

So coaching: I ended up getting my first coach last September that did not work out for me at all. I actually ended up gaining weight with her and we just didn’t click. She’s a great coach, just wasn’t the one for me.ย In January, I signed up with my current coach who re-ignited my passion in fitness. With her, I lost about 10+ lbs total (which is a lot for my height). I will say, the 60-Day Challenge I did with her was the best for me, and I’ve actually not had the best experience during my 90-Day Training package. With my trip to Hawaii + my coach’s two-weeks off for her honeymoon, I think it was just bad timing for this program. And actually she emailed me telling me my training was over on Monday, but I thought I had two weeks left.ย I haven’t heard back.

I think my biggest challenge with her is that I rarely get much of a response from her. I sometimes feel like maybe she has too many clients, because I’ll write her a book and I’ll get the same message back – alwaysย very short, very unengaged. Now, I’m not bashing my coach. She’s AMAZING – one of my favorite people – but I honestly think I could’ve done even better with a little more of a personal touch than what I received. Because I personally need a bit more contact and that’s just not the way she coaches. It’s definitely not a bad thing, it’s just not what I need and I’m sure there are other people like me that need more hands-on coaching. Well, as hands on as you can get from an online coach.

So, instead of looking for yet another coach, I’ve decided that this is something I love and it’s something I could do. Why not? I want to start online coaching for IIFYM (If It Fits Your Macros / Flexible Dieting), motivation and soon for personal training … enter NASM. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So NASM is a personal training certification. I did a lot of research on which certification to go with and I feel like this one is the most respected. I’ll be honest, I’m very nervous. I haven’t done any type of ย classes in YEARS and I’ve never been awesome at tests, but I’m so passionate about fitness and health so I’m hoping that I can get past my nervousness. Plus, the end goal is so exciting.

It’s something I can do and grow on the side, and hopefully it’ll become something that’ll take over after lots of hard work. I’ve mentioned this to a few of my friends and they’ve all been so supportive, saying that I would be an amazing coach which just makes my heart smile. I love helping people, listening and problem solving – something a good coach needs to do. I know what doesn’t work when it comes to coaching and what does, plus I’ll learn along the way. So, yeah. I just put that out into the universe, so I guess I can’t chicken out now! ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking up with Amanda!ย 

What do you think? Have you ever had a dream that seems crazy, but you just KNOW you have to try it anyway?


  1. Amy says:

    I love that you are doing this! When you know what you want regarding a service and are passionate about something, it’s smart to listen to the voice that says do it! I am quite sure you’ll be great—go you!

    • Jessie says:

      Thank you, Amanda!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m loving this so far. Granted, I’m a little overwhelmed because I haven’t studied in like six years, but I’m still loving it!

  2. Marette @ Floradise says:

    If it’s crazy and scary you should definitely do it! This will be great! I did yoga teacher training in 2013 and I am so happy I did it. I taught for a year and then life got crazy … so I need to get back into it. But it changed my life, and what more could you ask for?

  3. Jordyn says:

    So cool to read about this new avenue you are pursuing. I definitely think all of your experience will make you a perfect coach. I can tell you are truly passionate about diet & exercise!

  4. Megan says:

    I think it is great that you are doing this! It sounds like you know what you are doing & have an understanding of how to coach people from the ones that you have had. I’m excited for you & can’t wait to hear more about this!
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