“Hi, this is Vishnu and I am a Fitness and Nutrition Consultant with Squats. But one year back I was just a normal member of the Squats Facebook group. I took part in the Transformation challenge 2.0, was amongst the finalists and was selected into the induction group of INFS. I was given an opportunity to be one of the first few scholars of the very first batch of INFS.
That changed everything, this was an opportunity I could not afford to miss. The well designed syllabus of the course helped me attain all the knowledge that is required to be a consultant. After passing the expert course examination and clearing the interview I was on-boarded as a consultant based on my performance through the course. It was a dream come true, I was one of the few to become a consultant from the very first batch of INFS.
Now that I was a consultant it was an entirely different ball game. It was the real world and real clients, and slowly it became clients all over the world. Believe me it is not an easy task to handle so many clients on a day to day basis provided you plan your day. Initially it was a bit difficult as I also used to work as a Business developer with a firm where I handled aerospace and automotive for U.S (this required me to work at night). But soon I realised that it was better to focus on what you love, so I resigned from my job and started working full time with Squats as a Consultant.
Everyday in Squats is different. Mainly because clients’ happiness and demands are very different. Some are very happy with the way you set things up while some are not at all happy with anything and everything you do. But that is life, and you learn to become adept at handling both.
I usually start my day by going to the gym and once that is out of the way I start taking client queries around 11AM. Around 1PM or so I take a short break to prepare my meals for the day which takes me about 45 mins. I follow Intermittent Fasting and breakfast happens for me around 2pm, which suits me perfectly given my hectic mornings!
The remaining day is spent in follow-ups and tracking my client’s progress. This takes a major part of my day and is also the most important as I am able to better understand my clients motivation and goals. In the day I also find time to review research papers, read articles and explore different workout routines. You cannot survive in this industry for long if you do not keep updating yourself. The more you know, the more solutions you have for your client’s problems. To be honest I love this job, interacting with clients from different parts of the world, you get to learn so much with each and every client handling experience, it is enriching.
I have been in this industry from over 8 months now and I totally love it. Two years back I started my career after my MBA with a private firm, never could I imagine I would be a part of the fitness industry. Squats and INFS gave me the platform to change my hobby into a profession, where I am not only earning money (much more than many others in this industry), but also earning loads of love and respect from people all across the globe. Sometimes I feel like a celeb myself too 😉 I will share with you a recent experience when one of my clients met me for the first time at the gym. She started screaming my name loudly and asked me to pinch her. Everybody at the gym started staring at us. I was totally blown away and had turned red out of embarrassment. But you know what, I totally loved it (!) It gave me an experience which I could not even come close to in a normal desk job.
Earlier life was just about achieving targets and earning bonus, now it is all about helping people and earning respect. I feel on top of the world when I receive messages and emails from clients about how thankful and happy they are with what they are able to achieve. It is not just about physical transformation, in this process I empower people, help them in getting a control of their lives in many ways. It is more than just monetary benefits, it gives me a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment.
The journey has just begun and I have got an absolutely amazing start which has motivated me to aim for a lot more. Now each and every day I work on enhancing my knowledge and explore more opportunities, because you need to evolve to be always in the game.
Squats is more like a family than a company to me, where we look after each other. No milestone is unachievable as long as I am part of the wolf pack(!)
Follow your passion and keep working towards it. You never know when opportunity is standing at your doorstep.
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