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!
Thank you all for your responses! I really appreciate it – there’s so much I need to learn, but I’m so excited to dive in. I think I’ll start by pursuing the Group Fit certification, continuing to write and diving into this website more. While this is a completely new professional field for me, I know how fitness has changed my life like nothing else, and I want to share that.
And thanks, Karen, for the referral! I’ll be looking into that.