Mobile Personal Fitness Training with St.Albert’s Robin Mungall Fitness
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Interview With Robin Mungall
Q: How did you get into personal training?
Rob: For my entire childhood I was very active in sports and loved physical activity, I really didn’t think much about weight issues or health issues I just did it because it was fun, but then early into adulthood I had a blip in activity where I actually became overweight, out of shape and depressed. Being out of shape made me feel bad about myself, I had no confidence and I was stuck in this downward spiral of emotion, emotional eating, and just not being who I wanted or expected to be. I decided to take the personal trainers course firstly because I wanted to fix myself, I didn’t know at the time if I really wanted to be a personal trainer, I mean at that point I never really trained in a gym before, I just did sports.
Q: Was it difficult being out of shape and taking a personal training course?
Rob: I still remember the first day at NAIT, pretty much everyone in the class was in shape, and although I think I hid my lack of good shape well I felt intimidated for sure. It really hit me when I tried to play flag football in the college rec. league, I could barely run, that was very humbling for someone who used to do track & field all his life. But the really great thing about taking this course was that the people I met in my class were all very motivational. As I learned about fitness and proper exercise I also logged in the hours in the gym working out and experimenting with a great group of up and coming trainers, it was a fantastic experience. I was very lucky to be a part of a class of people that always made me feel good about myself.
Q: That’s great to hear you had such a positive experience. So was there a defining moment that made you really want become a trainer as a career path?
Rob: I think there were several moments, most of which occurred in my second year of college, by then I had made significant changes in my physique, my fitness levels and maybe most importantly my confidence. This year when I played rec. flag football I was faster, more agile, and just all around more fit and that was a big bench mark compared to how I looked and felt in the first year. That’s when I really knew that this fitness stuff really can make a difference. From there, the entire year I was a learning machine and the more I learned how to help people the more I wanted to do it. Finally in my first practicum I helped a student and a teacher lose weight and prepare for a hike in Jasper and the results they got where pretty good and the feeling I got from helping them.. well lets just say there was no doubt in my mind that helping others reach their goals was exactly what I wanted to do.
Q: So did you start your business right away?
Rob: Nope I pretty much started training with a company that did studio and mobile training, my boss was a great guy and I learned a lot from him. At the same time I became the Fitness Co-ordinator and trainer for the Royal Alexandra Hospital, between the two I got plenty of experience in a short amount of time and I’ve helped a lot of people and it has been a blast to tell you the truth.
Q: I’m glad you had a good experience, so why did you break away to start your own business if thing were great?
Rob: I’ve always wanted to run my own business and create systems in my own name, for me it’s challenging and liberating to do something like this where I get paid to do what I love to do and that’s helping people the best way I know how.
Q: So why did you decide to do mobile personal training in St.Albert?
Rob: Well I grew up in the St.Albert area and my family is here and my heart is here and you know what they say, home is where the heart is. As for mobile personal training? I already had some experience with the concept and I really think it’s a growing industry, so many people including myself just don’t enjoy the big box gym experience, plus convenience of a fitness service coming to you? Have you ever driven in the urban sprawl that is St.Albert Alberta? Icy roads in the winter and construction all summer, and about a million trucks with operators that have yet to learn how to use a signal light, If I was looking to get into better shape like I was many years ago and I learned of a service that came to me, of course I’m going to use it. There were so many great reasons to do a Mobile, Onsite, In home or whatever you want to title it kind of fitness service that I couldn’t pass it up.
Q: What are the biggest challenges with mobile personal training?
Rob: There’s a few challenges, one being that not too many people know this option exists yet, so I have to get my butt in gear and start letting the people of St.Albert know that this is an option. The second challenge is program design, although this is where I have lots of fun it’s also a challenge. Unlike fitness studios or gyms, every situation I walk into is different, I could be faced with a small space, or little to no equipment, or I have to train a mom while her toddler is there and so I must design programs that really suit the client’s goals but also their unique environment. It’s really made me be very creative on the fly and even though it’s a challenge at times it’s also really fun to see what I can come up with.
Q: So what does the future hold for you and your business?
Rob: Well I just started doing the edmontonweightlosschallenge and I’m looking to make future challenges more engaging with live coaching workshops and an ongoing membership site that really kicks butt. I am going to be doing something I call “Adventure Wellness Workshops” and I am going to be creating a few fitness products and I’m writing a fitness book to go along with my nutrition ebook that I wrote plus a bunch of other things, but I guess you’ll just have to keep up to date with the website to find out more.
Q: I can’t wait to see what you have in store. Thank Robin for taking time out of your day to be interviewed.
Rob: Thank you I’m happy to do it.