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!
Education is the most important thing to gain before you venture out. How you get that education, and what you plan on doing with it are up to you and your desires. Some fitness jobs require a diploma but a group fitness certification does not. There are lots to choose from so shop around and conntinue to ask questions. Since you mentioned getting into group finess instruction first, You must have a passion for fitness. This is going to go a long way toward brining you a rewarding career. The CPT isn’t as difficult to get after getting te group cert as it fleshes out much of what you will have already learned. Best of luck to you in the future.