What career opportunities are out there now for a woman over 50 in good shape a lic massage therapist/trainer/instructor?
Need some advice, move quite a bit/since turning 50 a few yrs ago have had some aches/pains catch up with me but still in good shape/exercise everyday but due to some issues have not been able to work for past 2 yrs and want to still help others feel good but on a more flex schedule; mainly as a trainer/love senior population over hardcore weight lifting now; can you help? Thank u Linda/LMT/PT/FT feel lost on how to handle my situation
This is a great question to ask. I believe you need to follow what you have a passion for. If you want to help others learn to be healthy through exercise then I say do it. You will need to get a certification through ACE, ISSA or NASM. If you are going to be an independent contractor then you will need at least two certifications. It also helps to go to a well known gym in your area and ask them if you can intern. I would also get informed about your special population by means of media. Social media is huge right now and you can learn a lot by followint others in the industry. Hope this helps. Good Luck!
But you need to treat this as a business. You did not enter a profile but say that you are a massage therapist. If you do not have a personal trainer certification, I recommend you get one. A combination of personal training and massage is a winning pair.
I wish you good luck.
Education is the only way to acquire more skills and abilities. I know that in my area, there is literally no one else with my skill set. No one can deliver the services that I can. It took time for people who need my services to see my ads or hear about what I provide. But once I was established and built a history of providing unmatched services, most of my business came to me by word of mouth.
I am as busy as I want to be. My workload cycles a bit, but I market/advertise my business just enough to keep my numbers where I want them. If things slow down more than expected, I would do more marketing in response.