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?
Age is just a number! You have passion, and you are educating yourself within that passion. Take that passion for fitness and knowledge and pass it along to others! You are absolutely not too old. I turn 46 in May, and I plan to keep teaching (have been teaching since 1990) and training for as long as I am able to do this. Many people will actually appreciate your age both with regard to knowledge and life experiences. You may be able to relate to a more mature population, and it is needed, so keep studying!
As for your studying, if the time is right for you then go for it. I would definitely continue and get a group exercise cert on top of your Zumba–just as you are planning.
Best of luck to you and keep us posted!