Personal training is not only helping me achieve my career dreams but also to build a legacy that will serve so many other individuals.
Celebrating Joel Thomas: January 2024 PT of the Month
This month we celebrate Joel Thomas as our PT of the month who currently operates as a master trainer across Clissold and Britannia Leisure Centres in London.
A Journey of Transformation
Before delving into the world of personal training, Joel’s life took various turns, each shaping him into the person he is today. Growing up in Hackney, he realised early on the importance of community and giving back. His passion for helping others led him to engage in charity work, including a transformative trip to Zambia. However, it was his own personal struggle with weight loss and depression that ignited the spark for his career in fitness.
In 2017, Joel embarked on a remarkable journey of self-discovery, shedding 20 kilograms and finding solace in fitness, nutrition, and pursuing his passion. His personal triumph over adversity served as the foundation for his transition into the role of a Personal Trainer.
Building a Legacy at YOUR PT
Joel joined the YOUR PT family in September 2021 with a vision to not only build a successful business but also to foster a community of wellness and empowerment. Starting from scratch, Joel immersed himself in his work, dedicating long hours to establish his presence and connect with clients. His relentless determination and commitment to excellence soon paid off, as he rose to become a master trainer within the organisation.
Today, Joel oversees a team of five Personal Trainers, a testament to his leadership and dedication to nurturing talent within the industry. His journey from charity work to entrepreneurship exemplifies his unwavering belief in the power of mentorship and paying it forward.
Overcoming Obstacles with Resilience
Despite the challenges of balancing parenthood, home life, and business responsibilities, Joel maintains a positive outlook and a growth mindset. He understands the importance of self-care and personal growth, not only for himself but also for those he mentors and inspires.
As Joel reflects on his achievements and aspirations, his gratitude for the opportunities provided by YOUR PT shines through. Over the next 12 months, he aims to continue his career journey within the organisation, leveraging his experience as a master trainer to guide and inspire others.
Joining the Health and Fitness Industry
When asked about the number one reason someone should join the health and fitness industry as a Personal Trainer, Joel's answer is simple yet profound: love your job. He believes that the unparalleled satisfaction of changing lives and helping others lead healthier, happier lives makes personal training one of the most rewarding professions in the world.
In celebrating Joel Thomas as the January 2024 PT of the Month, we not only honour his individual achievements but also recognise the transformative power of passion, perseverance, and community in the realm of health and fitness. Here’s to Joel and to all the Personal Trainers who continue to inspire and uplift those around them.