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PT Story Celebrating PT of the month for December - Nora Szabo I completed my last shift in hospitality on Christmas Day 2022 and have not looked back
Nora Szabo Personal Trainer

Celebrating Nora Szabo: Personal Trainer of the Month at YOUR Personal Training 

Welcome to our blog post dedicated to the incredible Nora Szabo, our Personal Trainer of the Month at Carlton Forum Gym. Nora's journey into the world of fitness is truly inspiring, marked by resilience, determination, and a passion for helping others achieve their health and wellness goals.

Before Embracing the World of Personal Training

Nora's story begins in Hungary, where she qualified as an economist. Her career took an unexpected turn when she joined a cruise line, eventually leading her to South Africa. Life threw her a curveball when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, affecting the hospitality industry where she was working. seizing the opportunity, Nora used this time wisely to retrain herself in fitness. She enrolled in Study Active while still managing a role in hospitality. Balancing both worlds, she gradually transitioned to becoming a full-time Personal Trainer and Pilates instructor, bidding farewell to her last shift in hospitality on December 25, 2022.

The Journey into Personal Training

Launching a career in personal training can be daunting, but Nora was fortunate to have a mentor, Sean, by her side. With no prior knowledge of the fitness industry, Sean guided Nora step by step, providing insights into how the industry works and helping her understand the nuances. Grateful for Sean's honesty and knowledge sharing, Nora navigated through the challenges, including setting up pricing structures. Nora acknowledges that although it wasn't easy, her strong work ethic played a crucial role in her success.

Current Endeavours and Clientele

Nora's dedication and hard work have paid off, as she now boasts an impressive clientele of 30 individuals, conducting 30-35 sessions per week. Her commitment to her clients, both long-term and new, has been instrumental in building her successful personal training career. Operating in the gym environment, Nora values the personal connection with her clients and is not a fan of social media, relying on word of mouth and genuine relationships.

Overcoming Obstacles and Aspirations for the Future

Nora's primary goal was to transition away from her previous job, and through the loyalty and commitment of her clients, she successfully achieved this milestone. Looking ahead, Nora aims to explore online opportunities, possibly obtaining additional qualifications to enhance her skills.

The Freedom of Personal Training

When asked about the number one reason to join the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer, Nora emphasizes the freedom and flexibility it offers. Being her own boss, Nora relishes the control she has over her career, allowing her to create a work-life balance that suits her and meets the unique needs of her clients.

Nora is a testament to the transformative power of hard work, dedication, and a genuine passion for helping others achieve their fitness goals. We congratulate her on being our Personal Trainer of the Month and look forward to seeing her continued success in the fitness industry. If you're considering a career in personal training, let Nora's journey inspire you to take that first step towards a rewarding and fulfilling profession.