What is the best certification to get to teach seniors one on one - ACE senior specialist or Personal trainer certification?
I'm teaching group ex at an assisted living center already but not generating enough income. I want to teach functional fitness to senior. I have an AAS as a physical therapy assistant from about 5 years ago. I did not sit for my certification because of physical limitations. What is the best ACE certification to get?
I am sorry you missed your certification test. I believe that personal trainer would be the place to start. I also specialize in older adult and those clients are seeing results. Your physical therapy background will definitely help you.
I have called ACE about different topics; they have always been so patient and helpful. I am sure ACE will be most helpful with this question and help you make the right decision.
The skill set for group fitness as opposed to personal training is so different. In addition, you will want to increase your knowledge regarding how the body adapts to exercise as we age.
I hope this is of help to you.
Thank you for your interest in ACE. We recently launched our Specialty Certifications, including our Senior Fitness Specialty Cert, which are meant to be earned in addition to one of our CORE Certifications (Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Health Coach, or Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist) so that you can expand your knowledge in a specific field and become an expert in that niche market. We do suggest earning one of our CORE certifications prior to earning one of our Specialty Certifications, however, it is not required. Please let us know if you have any questions for us, as we'd love to have you on the ACE team!