Hi! I have been a group fitness instructor for over 17 years and thoroughly enjoyed it. Unfortunately the good gyms have closed down and no gyms nor independent studios offer proper facilities. Also the demand for group classes has reduced drastically. So i am forced to make a change and dont know which direction to go in other than personal private training. I hope i can get some better ideas!
Since you’ve been teaching fitness classes for many years and enjoy it, you should look for opportunities within your community. Think about how you could offer your services to local businesses… Corporate fitness jobs are rising and you could do some lunch time or after work classes–fitness or presentations. Another example would be to find a company where workers do repetitive tasks and offer to do a lunchtime or after work stretch class to reduce on-the-job overuse injuries. How about outside classes (bootcamps or hiking) if the weather permits? You could also try your local community center, schools, country club, spas, churches, or apartments to teach classes.
Adding a personal trainer certification would be worth your investment as a next possible step for you.
Hope these suggestions help you and good luck. Keep us posted!