I love this job. It’s more than a career, its a passion. I will do this job for the rest of my life or until my body allows! I think the market is changing and there are now so many personal trainers of all different ages. Provided customers still want me I will carry on doing this job!
I definitely see myself doing this job
1) for as long as I am able to
2) for as long as I have the desire to
(in other words ..for a long time!)
Once about a time (i.e. the 80’s) personal training wasn’t considered a ‘real job’; it was something you do on the side.
Now-with a more health conscious population and a desire to ‘remain active ‘ the possibility of a career as a personal trainer is a possibility.
Good luck – hope you see yourself doing this for the rest of your life!
The more time I spend in the fitness field, and the more I narrow into the niches where I am most effective and joyful (I can’t do everything, and I don’t like everything), the more deeply satisfying it becomes for me.
I’m a little more than 23 years into fitness. Although the number of hours per week has varied from 2 to 30 and will likely fluctuate in the future, I can’t imagine ever fully leaving the industry.
I will probably teach for free all of the time when I retire. (As opposed to the handful of free/volunteer things I do now.) Or I will keep teaching and do more in my community with the money. It will probably be a little of both. Huh, kind of like it is now. Maybe I am retired and just don’t know it.