What is TAKEOVERRSZN?
First & foremost, it’s deeper than fitness. IESHATAKEOVER was always my name since high school. TAKEOVERSZN was always a phrase I would say when it’s time for me to lead or do great things. It was a phrase that constantly boosted my confidence during my meets for track or basketball games. It boosted my confidence to hear my teammates, peers and etc., say this quote as well.
Fitness has been a part of my life since I was a baby. My whole family is/was athletic. When I had to drop out of college and give up track, it took a huge toll on me mentally and emotionally. Sports was something I always was apart of. I had to leave college and work full-time. I was working two jobs and got lost in the adult world. I was mentally drained and felt like I was losing everything due to a few hard obstacles I had to face. I needed something to be passionate about again. The gym was always my safe haven. Although I was lost in the adult world, I always found time to workout. During this time away from school, I told myself I still needed to educate myself daily. I purchased a personal training course a year before I actually finally took the exam. For an entire year, I kept procrastinating and letting life take control of my time. January 13, 2019 I told myself “ENOUGH”. I forced myself to create a fitness instagram page and I started my journey to becoming a personal trainer. This was the true start to TAKEOVERRSZN. I also made sure my first post would be a quote that inspired me to never give up. I chose the quote “70% of people who start a plan, quit. Except you, NOT. THIS. TIME.” This quote has a special meaning to me because I had a history of starting things and not finishing them. Whenever I got bored of something or etc, I would just choose something else to do. But that never was the case with anything fitness related, I always gave 100% of myself to my team or fitness goals.
I started speaking things into existence. I bought a journal and wrote all my goals in that book. I started studying again for my exam and really started to get focused on my goals. In May 2019, I took my exam and PASSED. I was finally a certified personal trainer and this is when my business really started to take off. I always had people asking me fitness questions due to my body composition but they took me more serious once the word CERTIFIED was mentioned. I started creating 30 day challenges and having 1on1 sessions with people. It has been a tough but beautiful journey ever since.I’m not where I want to be but I have patience. I make sure to educate myself daily to prepare myself for God’s future blessings. I know my business will be big one day, it’s only been a year so far. I’m only 23. I got my whole life ahead of me to become the best personal trainer in the world.
I’ve dealt with people not believing in me or my business. The advice I would give to other business owners is; stop thinking that everyone needs to believe in you because they really don’t. It’s YOUR job to believe in yourself. Create your own path. Be the leader. People will start to believe and follow you on their own time. Just remain focused. Promote yourself until it pays off because they’ll either get mad and delete you or inspired and support you. ALWAYS remember that.
My favorite part of becoming a personal trainer is having people look up to you. Having the ability to boost people’s confidence through fitness. It makes me proud whenever a client tells me that their confidence is growing or that they are changing their lifestyle to be more healthy. It’s deeper than fitness. I post daily “messages of the day” just to tell my clients/followers that they are beautiful and have always been beautiful. I have my share of insecurities and have dealt with a lot so I make sure to let everyone around me know that I’m not perfect just because I’m a trainer. I go through insecurities as well, especially since I was diagnosed with a skin condition called psoriasis. I’ve also been through bullying because of my appearance from a young age until high school. But I don’t let these things TAKEOVER my life because I am the one in control.. ITAKEOVER. Nobody is me and I am no one else but ME, and I will continue to present this message to my followers/clients. TAKEOVER is deeper than fitness. TAKEOVER YOUR LIFE.
To all those who support me, thank you. There has been dozens of times I thought of giving up, but then there would be that one person that reminds me why I do what I do. It would be disrespectful to myself and my supporters if I gave up. I promise I never will.
Thank you, TAKEOVERRSZN.