I am 47 years young and just now getting into exercising I have my zumba certification, and studying for the NCCPT Group Exercise certification. I am a little afraid of taking the test thinking I may not pass however I study and read on a daily basis. It is a struggle because I am also working on my Master in education. Another instructor suggested I wait til I graduate then study my group exercise certification. I find myself paying for all type of exercise courses, I have taken the lifttime academy course, some AFAA courses and now the nccpt. Does it seem as if I am all over the place, i feel that if i take these courses it will help me with the test. I just started at 47 years old and I am wonders if i should proceed, I teach praise dance and desire to learm more about corrective exercise, I have also taught a few zumba classes. I have my own studio to teach zumba but have not did it because I want a certification bad. Any suggestion please advise?
My sister always dreamed to entry medical university but she didn’t have a nursing assignment that’s why she ordered it https://ca.papersowl.com/nursing-assignment-help to get this position. She doesn’t hope of switching to this university but after graduation, she wants to visit some new courses. She’s 46.
No! In fact, it may actually be beneficial because of the knowledge you have.
Remember, age is just a number! Skill and aptitude are not determined by age.
Hello Albertine Gibson,
No, never, absolutely not.
If you were not aware of your birth date, how old would you be? Throw out that idea, never to look at it again. People who imagine themselves in their prime and put themselves in that year are much more productive. Please do not think about age, our wiser elders make up the bulk of the population, anyway.
I would do a pros and cons list of my goals to help decide what to study. In my case, it worked better to become personal trainer first, which is a great base for the other certifications. This way I am able to be “all over the place” as you mention.
Go with your heart and true passion; you will do very well.
Good luck and please let us know what you decide,
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
Age is not a factor in whether or not someone is a good instructor. Experience and education are the keys to becoming a good instructor. Waiting to commit to being an instructor reduces both experience and education.
I took jobs as assistant coach, head coach, swim instructor, gymnastics instructor, diving instructor, etc. all throughout college and grad school. I enjoyed teaching and it lead me to where I am today.
Just get going and good luck.
Age in most cases is not an issue. There are many trainers out there who are much older than you and are great at what they do. As long as you find the type of clients you feel more comfortable teaching and working with, age will not be an obstacle. As far as certifications goes, the best way to approach your search is by deciding which one will serve your purposes well. But having multiple certifications is not necessary. Good luck to you.