Thursday, May 16, 2013
I have been trying to find a way to incorporate my passion for fitness and nutrition into a career. I have my Bachelors in Nursing, so I am thinking that I could use that and be able to help others become healthier. I would like to create workout programs, nutrition plans, monitor clients as they become healthier using a holistic approach, and also help to guide them spiritually in their relationship with Christ. The problem? I haven't figured out exactly what to do with it, and I don't want to put a ton of money into a new program... I have been researching online to see what I could do, and I found a site about "fitness nursing." It sounds a lot like a personal trainer/nutritionist/health coach, but it also incorporates nursing assessments (vital signs, health history, helping treat things such as diabetes/hypertension/etc). It said that most are self-employed, but you could also be hired by a gym/fitness center, doctor's office, or even a company in their wellness department. I would need to find a way to work it around my current job, since I'm not sure how stable this would be as I am just getting started (and as I get "older"-lol). I was so excited last night when I found an actual site about this career- that there is an actual NAME for what I want to do! Going to continue to brainstorm, research, and pray for God's guidance in this! I really feel that He is leading me in this direction. If not in this exact position, something very similar!