A new chapter of my passion

07 Oct A new chapter of my passion

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Looking at this, I can’t believe that two years has already flown by. I still remember how I felt as I began my personal training career. I was happy, excited, nervous and so much more. Was I scared of failing? OF COURSE! But I rather fail trying at something I knew in my heart I wanted to do than to spend the rest of my life wondering “what if”.  I remember starting off with four clients- one of them being my cousin Lynelle. I wasn’t making much money but I was so incredibly happy doing what I wanted and passionate about. I’ve worked countless years for a paycheck, for once in my life I was working for a purpose. I remember using my savings to make rent and when I ran out of savings I used my credit card so that I could get by. Prior to becoming a personal trainer I was unemployed for a year minus the two months I worked at Crunch. Thankfully when I had my corporate job I knew the importance of saving in which it helped me get by. Always save for a rainy day and/or a hurricane, trust me.

From training people for free to having a handful of clients to having over 100 clients these past two years, it has all been such an amazing learning experience and a blessing. I feel that going through the struggles has made me appreciate the success that I have made along the way. Starting off and building clientele was definitely challenging because no one knew who I was and I know that I am still a small fish in a huge sea. However I knew that I had something no one else had: my vision and my love for what I do. I as a trainer focus more on the inside and the well-being of my clients versus the aesthetics, I am not here to create an army of women who look, think, eat alike. I’m not about that cookie cutter shit. I want to help my clients be the best versions of themselves and to understand that it’s not just about being strong physically, it’s also about being strong mentally and emotionally.

If I could go back and make the same decision to leave my corporate job to pursue the fitness industry and become a personal trainer, I would absolutely do it again in a heartbeat. I never in a million years thought that this is what I would be doing as a career. Growing up and as I went into college I had my mind set on working in the business field at some fancy corporate job in which I did post college but life has it’s way of leading you to where you are destined to be and who you are destined to be. If you have a dream, go for it. If you can’t stop thinking about it, if it keeps you up at night, if you know in your heart it is what you want to do- do it. We can spend our entire lives wishing for things but keep in mind that you have to work for it. Take a chance on your dreams and give it everything that you’ve got, you honestly will never know what will happen unless you try.

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It has truly been a great two years training in Long Beach but the time has come for me to start a new chapter of my passion. I have made the decision to relocate my training to the Orange County area. This has always been a goal for me, after all home is where the heart is. I am very thankful to everyone who has been a part of my training experience and all of the beautiful souls I have met the past two years and three months. I appreciate all of my clients who made the drive to see me in Long Beach, coming from the OC, IE, LA, SD and to all those who visited me on their vacation from out of state. Words can never express what an incredible feeling it is to know that you are taking time out of your day to spend with me and for you to allow me on your fitness journey. It’s a bittersweet feeling to leave but every ending is a start to a new beginning and I know that this is the right decision for myself. To the owners and all of the trainers at No Limits, thank you all for doing what you do. It was a blessing every evening to come into work and to see people who genuinely cared about their clients and passionate about making a difference. I will never forget where I started and I am extremely thankful to have started at such a great facility with such great people.

So what now you may ask? For October I will not be offering any training, I am taking the month off to focus on personal projects that I have not been able to fully give my attention to. My goal is to offer training again in November (which is also my birth month!) in an Orange County gym.  It feels like everything is working out the way that it is meant to. I am excited to start a new chapter of my passion- to see where it takes me and to continue living out the life that I love, doing what I love.

Thank you all for your continued love and support, I appreciate you all so much! Cheers to a new chapter!
Xo, Anne Phung

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