This is Why My Job Doesn’t Suck

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Like most people, at times, I work way too much.  A typical day for me starts between 5-6 AM where I wake up and spend the majority of my morning writing programs, answering emails, catching up onsome writing, and maybe reading a few blogs here and there.

I then drive to the facility, get my lift on, and spend the rest of the day helping people achieve a higher level of ridiculawesomeness than what they had prior to walking in.

I’m loading an un-loading plates, putting chains on people’s backs, demonstrating exercises, taking people through their warm-ups, performing assessments, and basically running around like a chicken with its head cut off for the entire day – it’s non-stop.

At the end of the day, I drive home, and much to my girlfriend’s chagrin, I spend the next hour or two before bed writing more programs, answering emails, and pretending to listen to her as she quote-on-quote, “tells me about her day.”  Just kidding, babe – I TOTALLY listen.  No, really, I do!  Remember that thing you were telling me about where what’s-her-face was driving to that place?  Hahahahahaha.  That was hilarious!  I’m in the doghouse aren’t I?

Anyways, while it’s not uncommon for me to be working six (sometimes seven) days per week, it’s things like the video below – made by Chad “Dragon” Rodgers of the Atlanta Braves and Matt “Scorpion” Kramer of the Boston Red Sox that only reaffirm why my job kicks your job’s ass:

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Comments for This Entry

  • Henock aka Nock

    Tony, that was a low blow j/k

    March 2, 2011 at 8:24 am | Reply to this comment

  • Michael Gray

    Yes, I couldn't agree more. Being a trainer is the best freakin' job! 99% of the time it doesn't even feel like work. Go me!!...oh, and you too Tony...

    March 2, 2011 at 10:52 am | Reply to this comment

  • Jess Jane

    Tony, where'd you start? What's your history in PT? I'm a PT starting out, but would rather work at an awesome facility like Cressey's rather than a not-so awesome big commercial gym. You guys just...GET IT! Oh... And this video kicked ass. Good job on the guitar, boys!

    March 2, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Reply to this comment

  • Tony Gentilcore

    @ Jess: I actually started in corporate fitness when I first started out. I spent the first three years of my career in Syracuse, NY. Soon, I realized I lived in central NY and the likelihood I was going to move past a $23,000 per year job was slim to none. To make a long story short, I hooked up (no homo) with EC in CT - where he was hired as a PT at a gym in Ridgefield. We both worked there for a year, moved to Boston, and the rest is history.

    March 3, 2011 at 9:02 am | Reply to this comment

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