Over the past 27 years, we’ve licensed over 130,000 well being, vitamin, and health professionals. Every month, we acknowledge one in all our distinguished graduates who’re utilizing what they’ve discovered to encourage others and make a distinction.
Meet our featured graduate for the month of December, Kiana Williams, a AFPA Certified Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Specialist
How did you initially grow to be excited about well being and health?
Well being and health are one thing I’ve been excited about for so long as I can bear in mind. If I needed to pinpoint after I initially grew to become , I’d say it started as early as center faculty. Rising up, I at all times loved bodily schooling class, studying each the bodily and technical advantages of caring for your physique. I discovered myself at all times wanting to stay energetic at a younger age, which has adopted me up till this level in my life.
What certification did you select, and why did you select AFPA?
I selected to finish the Prenatal/Postnatal Health Specialist. I selected AFPA as a result of they really acknowledge graduates, which was essential to me. Most of the graduates are making nice impacts in others’ lives, which is definitely value sharing!
What was your profession like previous to turning into licensed?
Previous to turning into licensed, I labored within the healthcare subject in addition to a component–time job working with youngsters. I studied Public Well being on the College of South Florida and proper after commencement started my summer season job on the Boys and Women Membership, adopted by an Administrative Assistant position at my group well being middle.
What’s your profession like now?
Issues are a lot extra completely different now! I’m additionally a registered yoga teacher, so I educate yoga courses 4-5x per week. When I’m not instructing, I’m rising my on-line enterprise, which consists of making on-line personalised exercise applications for soon-to-be/new mamas.
What are your favourite elements of your profession?
My favourite elements of my profession are that I get to attach with different moms, share my information with others, and that I get to create my very own schedule.
How has turning into licensed with AFPA impacted your life?
Turning into licensed with AFPA has impacted my life in so some ways. The primary being that I am capable of make my certification my full–time profession. A lot of my shoppers admire how educated I’m in my subject, which I give credit score to AFPA. The course was the very best mixture of academic and fulfilling content material.
Do you will have any shopper success tales you wish to share?
Completely! So, I’ve a shopper who I’d been working with for fairly a while, and her purpose was to reduce weight. She had a well being situation, which made reducing weight far more of a problem. Regardless, she by no means missed one exercise, at all times trusted me in guiding her, and general is simply such a real individual. Sadly, regardless of all of this, she had been unable to see her weight drop. We each knew that the quantity on the size shouldn’t be the figuring out issue as to progress being made, nevertheless, it was nonetheless one thing we had wished to work towards. Lastly, throughout one in all our check-ins, we sat down collectively and re-evaluated how we might make adjustments in her life that would assist her see the outcomes she wished. Since that verify–in, she had regularly seen the quantity on the size drop, but additionally our bond had simply grown on one other stage due to the belief we had in each other. It was very a lot a journey, though I love her arduous work and open thoughts in our shopper and coach relationship.
What recommendation do you give others serious about turning into licensed?
My recommendation is to go for it! Since turning into licensed, I really feel as if I reside a way more real and genuine life, particularly as a result of I’ve turned it into my full-time profession. I like to recommend being intentional with every determination you make, from merely discovering the correct firm you’d wish to grow to be licensed with and to having a imaginative and prescient during.
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