After retiring from my career as an educator, I went back to school and got my certification as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor at the age of 51. It was slow going at first, but when I started training at our local YMCA, I started getting more clients. Something else that has helped me is teaching classes that appeal to older clientele. I teach a healthy back class which has recently garnered three new clients. During my classes I give participants little nuggets of information to keep them coming back for more….such as proper form, breathing, a new stretch, etc.
I recently heard the following quote: “Don’t change your act, change your audience.” (Lisa Sasevich) Since aging is an unavoidable part of life, do what you love with the people with whom you are most likely to connect.