An interview with Emma Joy - PT

24th Jul 2017

An interview with Emma Joy - PT

Posted by Hannah on 24th Jul 2017 | 0 comments

It’s that time of the month again where we speak to one of our brilliant personal trainers. This week it’s the turn of blogger and sparkling new personal trainer Emma Joy. You can find Emma over on her brilliant blog Lipstick and Trainers, and she was also recently shortlisted for the Women's Running Influencer of the Year Award. Firstly, the whole Gym Freaks team send their congratulations to Emma on recently becoming a newly qualified personal trainer, if like us you’re curious to know the details, then read on, as we spoke to her about her new profession and how she got there!

An interview with Emma Joy - PT

Q: When did you first realise that you wanted to become a personal trainer, was there anything specific that drove you to that decision?

Even though the decision was fairly new, I have always had a burning desire to do more in life. Mixing business with pleasure, I had wanted to integrate my passions into every day life. I have practiced my healthy lifestyle for the last four years as training took over my life, and inspired those who wanted to start their own fitness journey. I jumped on every opportunity to give my friends and followers information on how to progress their personal fitness levels when advice was asked. It was like a lightbulb had gone off in my head; I quit my bar manager job, just like that, for a chance to do what I love professionally. 

Q: Can you tell us a little about the process and how long it’s taken you to get this far?

I was thrown into a fast track 6 week course, and it was very intense, but worth it it all in the end! I was up at 6am most mornings and wouldn't be home until 10pm that same night (without training!) I was exhausted, but I loved every second of it and I wanted to continue my busy little life!

Q: What are your career aspirations for the future?

I am looking to experience the world of personal training, as there are so many sectors that I would want to get involved in. Working with many people on their personal goals, especially if they want to get into running for big events, will hopefully be my daily activities. Wanting big things to happen for Lipstick & Trainers!

Q: You blog regularly, has this helped you with your Fitness journey?

Lipstick & Trainers has helped my fitness journey immensely. Although I am the face behind the brand, I feel like it has been the mentor of my lifestyle. It has helped me keep track of my own goals and achievements, as well as finding others in the same boat as me. I have met many people through my blog, and have worked with some great companies. I have always had the urge to help those that I believe in and strong friendships have come from 'blog life'. I hope that this continues throughout my life; the blog has made me work hard for what I want.

Q: As a runner what has been your most memorable race you’ve ever competed in and why?

Berlin marathon has got to be my most memorable race as it was the race I booked the day after my first marathon. I had wanted to beat my time of 4:53, and completed the task in Berlin with a PB of 4:07. It showed me that anything was possible if you put your mind to it, and that hard work really does pay off. Plus the city was beautiful and having my dad at the finish line was the best feeling ever as he had never got to see me run my first marathon. It was one of the best days of my life. 

Q: Finally what is the best piece of advice you would give a fellow gym-goer who was just starting or or struggling to reach their goal.

My advice would be to always put in 100% efforts to get 100% results. Having the 'work hard, play hard' mentality. Do not deprive yourself of anything, but it's about managing what your intake and outtakes are. Once it all becomes a lifestyle, it'll become easier. It's all about focus, having a goal to aim towards and then doing anything in your might to get to that point. 

If you would like to visit Emma's blog then you can do so here, and whilst you're at it make sure you subscribe! Thank you Emma for taking the time out to answer our questions. We wish you all the best in your career and look forward to seeing on your face on even more magazine covers! 

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