I am very interested on a personal level in fitness and nutrition, however I have no certifications or background in either field. I am 55, in good shape physically, workout out regularly but do have some “normal” issues like arthritis that can come with age. It seems that there are so many PT’s out there and most/all seem to be young and in super shape. With these resources for clients to choose from, would it make any sense to pursue an education in either/both fields with an eye towards trying to it for a living some day?
As Joanne said, the baby boomer population is huge. My youngest client is 50, and though most of them have been with me for years, I do know they are comfortable training with someone closer to their own age. I have also had many requests by younger people to train them, I do not have time on my schedule for new clients, so my client base remains “older”.