Personal Trainer Awareness Day | January 2
(Last Updated On: December 22, 2022)


National Personal Trainer Awareness Day kick starts the year on January 2nd with a day to appreciate the professionals who help us to keep our resolutions, one step at a time.


With getting in shape as one of the biggest resolutions each new year, personal trainers know they will be in high demand. Their jobs are not only to motivate us but also to make sure we learn how to work our bodies safely. Injuries due to misuse of equipment or not properly warming up our muscles keep us from keeping our resolutions just as much as lack of motivation.

Personal trainers play a crucial role in helping people achieve their health and fitness goals.

Personal trainers design customized programs for their clients. The plan should fit their current physical fitness and goals. They will teach correct techniques with the equipment and tools available. Additionally, personal trainers encourage, motivate, and help to hold you accountable for your physical fitness. They help you to learn how to track your goals and guide you to your next step of physical fitness. All along the way, they will challenge you and make sure you continue to use proper form to prevent injury while also aiming toward your best health.


Give a shout-out to your personal trainer. Do your resolutions include physical fitness? Maybe a personal trainer is right for you. Exercise your best judgment and let a personal trainer design a program just for you.  For excellent tips on finding the right personal trainer, visit WebMD. Use #PersonalTrainerAwarenessDay to post on social media.


National Day Calendar resolves to discover the origins of this personal fitness day. While we do, we’re going to work out a way to #CelebrateEveryDay, too.

Personal Trainer FAQ

Q. Are there any drawbacks to hiring a personal trainer?
A. A personal trainer comes with many benefits, but they are not free. If you’re on a tight budget, affording a personal trainer can be one of the biggest drawbacks. Another drawback is finding the right fit. Personality, skills, and several other factors may make finding a personal trainer that fits your lifestyle more difficult.

Q. Do personal trainers come to my home?
A. Personal trainers work in a variety of settings. They may work at your local fitness center, through online portals, places of business, and at home.

January 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History


Louis Daguerre captures the first photo of the Moon


President William Henry Harrison appoints the first woman to the role of presidential secretary. Alice Sanger’s impeccable qualifications as a skilled stenographer and typist gained her an introduction to Harrison two years prior.


The Soviet Union launches Luna 1, the first spacecraft to escape the Earth’s gravitational pull. Intended to impact the Moon, the unmanned rocket overshot the Moon and entered orbit around the Sun.


The first African American woman elected mayor of a major city and the first Mayor of the District of Columbia is sworn into office. Sharon Pratt Kelly ran for the office on the Democratic ticket against Maurice T. Turner, Jr.

January 2nd Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) Birthdays 

Oscar Micheaux – 1884

In 1919, Micheaux became the first African American filmmaker. During his career, he produced more than 44 films including The Homesteader, Within Our Gates, and The Betrayal.

Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander – 1898

A woman of many degrees, Mossell Alexander was also a woman of many firsts. Some of her achievements include becoming the first African American in the United States to earn a PhD. in economics, the first African American woman to earn a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and the first woman to serve as secretary of the National Bar Association.

Isaac Asimov – 1920

The prolific science fiction writer is best known for his Foundation series. Asimov’s works have been developed into films such as I, Robot and The Bicentennial Man.

Jack Hanna – 1947

The zoologist is known for hosting several wildlife-themed television shows including Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures and Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown. His expertise transformed the Columbus Zoo in Ohio in the 1980s into a zoological park.

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