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David Smith

David Smith


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David's work combines: Environment & Nature, Philosophy & Religion, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Personal Trainer

I help people help themselves.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Elyria Catholic

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Botany/Plant Biology

    Weber State University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Exercise Trainers & Group Fitness Instructors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Exercise Science and Kinesiology

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Life & Career Milestones

I've taken a lot of twists and turns

  • 1.

    Left home.

  • 2.

    Enrolled in school.

  • 3.

    Started working.

  • 4.

    Got a new job.

  • 5.

    Moved off campus.

  • 6.

    Got certified.

  • 7.

    Got a job.

  • 8.

    Here I am.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Friends:

    'You shouldn't leave home.' -Family. 'You shouldn't waste money on classes that don't apply to your major.' -Staff. 'You shouldn't plan on starting your own business.' -Friends/society.

  • How I responded:

    Just be you and master being you. Follow your heart and the necessities will follow.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I didn't make enough to live independently, but experience has provided me with the knowledge of how to budget.