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 especially like Natalie’s response. Go for it! I’ve been a competitive athlete and a personal trainer for a long time. Age is not the limiting factor, hesitation is. Share what you have and what you’ve done. Certainly it’s important to study for and receive appropriate certification, but always keeping in mind that what you have to offer potential clients is invaluable. I wish you the best.