I am 60 years old and have been NASM certified for one year. I have been trying to get a foot in the door at local gyms and fitness centers but am running into brick walls. I have chosen fitness and personal training as a career that I will continue for the rest of my working life. I am in excellent shape and look younger than your typical 60 year old. I have also just been certified for Silver Sneakers classic. Any ideas to get this thing moving forward?
Let me say this as well, in case I came off in a way that seemed like the only people you should work with are older clients. Up until last year, I had one of the highest intensity bootcamps at a particular club and I held that class at near-top attendance for 8 years. That demographic was 16 to 70 (I also teach well in multi-level classes).
The key is to match your personal passion, energy, and skills to a gym that has the right member demographic. And then SHOW UP rocking that demographic.