Over the past 25 years, we’ve licensed over 110,000 professionals. To have a good time our 25th 12 months in enterprise, we’re choosing 25 grads to showcase this 12 months. Meet our subsequent featured grad, William Ramsey, an AFPA Sports activities Conditioning Specialist, proprietor and coach at Ramsey Efficiency Coaching.
How did your curiosity and keenness for this subject start?
My ardour for sports activities conditioning began at an early age; I might say across the age of 12. That’s when my dad purchased me my first weight set. I used to be lifting weights so I may get larger for sports activities.
Why did you determine to pursue a certification within the well being/vitamin subject?
After enjoying sports activities via highschool and into faculty and getting a level in Well being Science, I made a decision that having a certification in Sports activities Conditioning would solely add extra credibility to what I used to be doing and saying.
What made you notably within the particular certifications that you just selected to finish?
Being a former athlete and having two sons who had been and nonetheless to this present day are closely concerned in sports activities, I felt that any certifications that I might get, can be extra sport particular in nature. That’s why I select Specialist in Sports activities Conditioning as my first certification from AFPA.
Why did you select AFPA as your certifying group?
I selected AFPA for a number of causes, together with the wonderful repute of the group; the standard of the certification and AFPA being accredited; the convenience of taking the programs and programs that had been/are particular to what I do; and lastly, the affordability of the programs.
The place had been you in your well being/health profession previous to receiving your certification?
Previous to being licensed via AFPA, I held certifications from quite a few different certification our bodies. What I discovered whereas going via the AFPA certification, is that an AFPA certification is akin to or exceeds the entire different certifications I’ve had.
What do you do now?
I’ve been coaching athletes for over twenty years. I personal Ramsey Efficiency Coaching (RPT), the place we prepare athletes who play each sport. We concentrate on velocity, agility, conditioning, and explosive coaching.
How did receiving your certification change your profession?
Within the coaching subject, you see lots of people who purchase some cones or hurdles and name themselves trainers. I personally know that having credentials give my shoppers and the mother and father of my youthful shoppers confidence in what I do. They know that I’ve invested in myself and that I take my craft significantly.
What do you want finest about working on this trade?
Working on this trade makes me smile, to see the athletes I work with have success of their sport. It brings me pleasure to see them having enjoyable and carrying out their objectives. It feels good to be at the very least a small a part of it.
What does a typical day seem like for you now?
A typical day for me is arriving on the facility round 6 a.m. and getting in my first group of former athletes. They nonetheless like to coach as if they’re enjoying as a result of they just like the camaraderie and the depth of the exercise. From there, relying on the time of the 12 months, I’ve numerous athletes coming in all through the day, up until roughly eight p.m. at night time. There are some breaks all through the day; it simply varies relying on which athletes are in season and which aren’t.
Would you suggest AFPA to others?
I might positively suggest AFPA to anybody who’s contemplating getting into any of the well being and health fields. I might advise them to at the very least give AFPA a glance and examine what you might be really getting.
Do you’ve any recommendation for different individuals contemplating making the leap right into a well being, health or vitamin profession?
My recommendation to anybody contemplating a profession within the fields of well being, health, vitamin, or sports activities conditioning, spend money on your self and by no means cease studying.