Female, employed, fit, newly single, enthusiastic and motivated and do not want to be in a personal training class or school where all the students and instructor are much younger with completely different goals than myself simply due to our different stages in life. I want to help baby boomers like myself live life to the fullest! I live in Houston, Texas
It seems as though you’re concerned about taking a college / community college / independently provided educational program. You’re right; you can not control who your classmates will be, and many of them will have different goals than you.
THAT’S A GOOD THING!!! First of all, the age of the trainer doesn’t necessarily match to the age of that trainer’s clients. I know some young trainers who target Boomers and are wonderful with that demographic. Second of all, even for young trainers whose goals are different than yours, it might expand your ideas of how to train your target demographic by adapting some of their principles to your clientele.
Once you’ve obtained whatever training you choose, you can definitely control the clients you attract once you get into the field.
I’m near 50. Everyone is different in how they position themselves. What I’m finding is that I don’t sell well to the big box McGyms that sometimes consider appearance equally with education. I do very well at privately owned boutique facilities where clients value experience / education and are willing to pay more for it. I use my age to my advantage, rather than getting upset about where it’s not appreciated.