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?
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.