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Hi, my name is looep! A PT with barriers to exercise themselves

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looep
looep Community member Posts: 9 Listener
edited October 2022 in Work and employment
I don’t consider myself disabled or didn’t but have chronic back pain and am dyslexic. I think I’m going to have to leave my job because I just can’t continue being in this much pain all the time. I think it’s made worse by stress of trying to fit into peoples little boxes when my brain doesn’t work that way. 

In a past life I was a personal trainer and hold a degree. I was wondering what peoples thoughts were on hiring a PT with barriers to exercise themselves.

Would a private studio be better than a gym? Or home training? Would money be a problem for most? Maybe this could be overcome with charity funding. Im just throwing ideas about at the moment. I want to work so figure following a passion instead of a job might be the solution. Any advice or ideas would be very welcome. 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,506 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @looep :) 

    I'm sorry to hear that your current job isn't working out. But it's good to hear that you have some ideas about what you'd like to do next. 

    I definitely think that it'd be possible for someone who faces barriers to exercise to become a personal trainer. In fact, I think it could be a really positive thing. Have you thought about whether you'd be interested in specialising in working with disabled people? 
    Would money be a problem for most?
    What do you mean by this?
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