After losing 100 lbs and developing a passion for life-changing fitness and wellness, I would like to pursue a career in fitness where I can help others change their lives, too. I would like to write about fitness (I currently write for a fitness blog for college students), be a group fitness instructor (and maybe someday a personal trainer!), and/or work with a non-profit dedicated to wellness. I already have an advanced degree, but not in this field at all! Is going back to school for exercise science the best way to go? Or is it possible to build experience without a formal degree? I want to make a difference but I’m not sure where to start!
I would suggest going to the IDEA Convention and become Certified with one of the leading organizations.
I think it’s great that you want to pursue a fitness career and congrats on loosing 100 pounds.
I also suggest looking for a specialty, a part of the fitness world that really inspires you and to focus on that.
You don’t need a degree and as you get involved with IDEA you will be able to utilize all they have to offer.