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?
let me start off by saying that I am 60. I got into the fitness industry when I was 40.
Whether or not you can do both work for your Master’s degree in Education AND work on your group exercise certification is ultimately for you to determine. But don’t get yourself all twisted about that. A group exercise certification is not rocket science, and while it requires some studying, you should be able to pass it.
As far as being all over the place: you need to decide where you wand to be next and pursue that goal. Sometimes reality trumps the best laid out plans. Follow the path that you are drawn to but be open to alternatives. Your age, rather than being an obstacle, can be an asset. Just think: if you were in women in her fifties, would you look for a trainer who is 25 or 47?
I wish you good luck.