Coming up on 42 years of coaching and fitness instruction. Started before college and kept working throughout (8 years of working and college. And I loved every minute of it.). Realized that coaching and fitness were better suited to my mindset and chose these over other opportunities. I can’t imagine not teaching, coaching, and training. I look at research and statistics, but these things are only part of what makes up the process of decisions I make. If I listened to the negative nellies that told me fitness was never going to be a viable career, I would probably be overweight, unhappy, and wondering where I went wrong. Thank heavens I am stubborm to a fault. Do what you love and love what you do.