Hi, I’m a new trainer I’m 23 years old and I look young. What can I do to find people who will take me seriously and respect my knowledge to some degree? I don’t know what kind of client likes to work with a young trainer. I would like to help those with lower or middle class incomes. Please share any ideas for a new trainer to find who they can help the most, Thank you.
Andrew, I think it is wonderful that you observe a great need in an under-served population. There may be community programs where you can help and at the same time develop a good reputation for yourself.
It is important to strike a balance. You have bills to pay, and you cannot be an effective trainer it you live on constant worry about money. There is nothing unethical about making a decent living. That will enable you to further your education; just imagine having enough left over to go to one of the IDEA conferences.