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High Performance Trainers in the Spotlight- Ty Phillips

Paul Bulatao - Monday, October 31, 2016

Name: Ty Phillips

What is your current role in the industry? Coach.

What sparked your interest to pursue a career in this area?
I have always had a scientific mind, and it was in my early twenties I developed a fascination with all elements of health and strength training.


What is required to be successful in this role?
A love for helping people improve their quality of life, a passion for achieving results, a hunger for continuous learning and the humility to admit when you get it wrong.


Having achieved this level of success in your field, what things have you had to give up and sacrifice in order for you to get to where you are today?
I think success in any field can be a lonely road at times. It often requires breaking away from the herd, which includes weekends alone away from friends and social events to work on client programs, or even just to study to ensure you are continuously upskilling yourself.


What has been the top stand-out moment in your career to date?
For me, I feel like the best is yet to come. But the highlight of my career is not what I have achieved professionally, but the people who I have met along the way. The clients I have coached who I have watched grow and develop, the people I have worked alongside and even those who I have met with opposition. The best thing about this job, is not what is involved with the job description necessarily, but in the lives you change and how it changes you in the process.


What opportunities can this chosen field lead to?
The opportunities really are endless, it really depends on the individual and what you want out of it. You can take it as far as you want, provided you are willing to do the work to develop yourself and remain dedicated to your craft, and the clients who employ you.


What piece of advice do you wish you had been given at the beginning of your career?
I wish someone had told me what took me the longest time to learn, and that is echoed in a saying attributed to Eleanor Roosevelt, "Comparison is the thief of joy." I spent a large part of my life dismissing my achievements because I was always comparing myself to other people in the industry who I was always putting on pedestals. Even though they had been in the industry a lot longer, I always felt I needed to be better, work harder etc and never celebrated any of my achievements as I felt it was never good enough. It's OK to have influencers and people to aspire to, but their success leaves clues. Don't discount your ability to achieve great things - do what they did.

To be further inspired by Ty's journey, or to find out more about how you can become a High Performance Trainer, including training prerequisites, visit the High Performance Trainer page.

Facebook: /typhillipspersonaltrainer
Instagram: @typhillipspt



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