Life as a Strength & Conditioning Coach: Student Case Study
Strength & Conditioning Education get students from all walks of life, all looking for exciting and successful careers in Strength & Conditioning. Today’s success story comes from business owner Rebecca Oladele. Read our interview with her below:
Rebecca, you’ve done amazing work since completing your level 4 with us; tell us where it all started:
My name is Rebecca Oladele, I’m 44 years old, married with 4 kids. I am the owner of Fitness business FIT2SPARKLE and I have been in the industry for over 10 years. My love for fitness started when I was 18 and I would work out in my living room to Billy Blanks Taebo and Claudia Schiffer’s full-body workouts. I graduated with a BSC in Pharmaceutical Science in 1999 and then after a light bulb moment in 2008, I decided to retrain and study to become an Advanced Personal trainer.
When did you complete the Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Course?
I completed my level 4 in strength and conditioning in August 2019
What happened after your Level 4 Course & how long did it take you to get set up?
The coach/tutor Mel Young who trained me for my level 4 contacted me after the practical part of the course whilst I was studying and preparing for the online exam and assessment day. She said she loved my attitude and could see my potential, she offered me an opportunity with Amazon24 Fitness as a Coach. Then the head of the Black Lion Swimming Team offered me the Strength and Conditioning Coach position for their competitive swimming team under Mel at Amazon24 Fitness to start in September 2019. All this happened before I had even passed the online exams and had done my assessment day so the pressure was on to pass as you can imagine. I passed in August and started as coach two weeks later. A few weeks after that I got offered an S&C coach role with the Champion aerobics gymnastics club. So I literally got started straight away.
What do you enjoy most about being a S&C Coach?
I love the variety. Each athlete is unique and requires a different plan which is lovely. I love working with my young swimmers and young gymnasts. I constantly study to tailor the sessions to the athlete's needs so it keeps me on my toes. It’s both challenging and rewarding. I love that I can also incorporate S&C in my PT sessions too.
How has the level 4 course helped develop your career?
I’m working with athletes now which is amazing.
What is your greatest achievement in S & C?
Successfully completing and passing the course and getting to work with young athlete swimmers and gymnasts.
I would love to deliver S&C courses!
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