I am f/30 year fitness buff & former runner considering becoming CPT to help women boomers on ML journey. Any advice? thx!
Looking for feedback from veteran trainers. I have a passion for fitness and at 50, still working out 4-5x a week. Would love to take this passion and help midlife women get fit. Seems to be a good demograpic but so much competition in the business. Any advice for a newbie?
I think you get the idea :-) That's really great that you feel the passion to help others in this way. As a trainer with over 19-years training experience I commend you for finding (and following) your passion. The one caveat that I 'might' give is this. In my opinion, it's always best when you're starting out in a new career path to learn as much about that career/profession that you can before 'specializing.' This doesn't mean that you should not put your primary focus on the demographic that you've chosen (midlife women) as you niche. It only means that you may want to spend time (at least in the beginning) working with a variety of other clients as well. This will give you a more well-rounded training experience, and you never know, you may find a 'secondary passion' for training a completely different demographic.
I hope that this helps and good luck!
Don't worry about the competition, you will find your place.
We are all unique in one way or another!
I am highly considering ACE for certification. Many of the trainers in my geographical area are certified thru ACE. I've been researching for several weeks now and ready to make a decision once CPR complete. Any comments on ACE?
Good luck, Daniel