Hello Nancy, my deepest apologies for responding so late. At the moment my current job has had me traveling a great deal. I’m currently in the process of returning back stateside from Japan. But to answer your question, not yet. I’ve been keeping up with my own personal fitness but plan to continue on my quest to becoming a personal trainer once I get settled.
If you don’t mind me asking, how’s the personal training business going with you?
I did not get into the fitness field until I was 40. As the others have said before me, being in age close to your clients has advantages.
Having said that, the greatest challenge for novice trainers is to recognize that others of similar age are not in the same physical shape or mental frame as you are. But all of this, you will learn as you study to be a personal trainer. In the end, your interpersonal skills will have as much to do with your success as your training.
It will still be a slow process getting started. So while you are transitioning into the fitness field, don’t quite your day job.
I wish you luck and success.