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?
I’d like to thank all of you for your detailed and inspiring answers! I feel in my heart you are right…I saw a quote recently that said, “if you want to know where your heart is, look to where your mind goes when it wanders…”, and this is so true! I know where my mind wanders when I am doing the accounting work that I have been doing for the last 30 years:). So, I guess I need to start comparing certification programs and deciding what is the best investment of my time. I am sure I can get alot of info on that from searching this forum. Thanks again for all your encouragement!