Hello fellow trainers, I have formed a great relationship with a local Physical Therapist they have referred many seniors to me. I did take the Advanced Health and Fitness cert. and that has giving me more confidence as a specialized trainer or you can also take the Senior Certification. I communicate with the families on how they are doing. The sessions are a about a half an hour. The little time we spend just a couple days a week make a huge difference on their lively hood. “Have Fun”
I didnt know there was a rush for jobs in the “senior community”. Our local health clubs have many elderly/seniors members that attend and have been members for quite some time.
Visit your surrounding health clubs, primarily in the morning and see what type of age group members attend and ask the club manager what the average age of their members.
most, if not all, assisted living communities nowadays have some form of group exercise that is offered. There are even full-time positions which also encompasses other activities.
I looked at your profile but it has only very limited information. If all you have in the fitness field is the ACE Personal Trainer certification, you may not make a very strong candidate for such facilities where you usually do not have a single person who can be described as ‘apparently healthy’.
Many of the places have a small swimming-pool and offer aquatic classes which is a good way to start and become known in those places. If you have your heart set on working in this field, you may even be able to volunteer there to make a name for yourself.
I want to make a public comment to Jared’s post: I have found just the opposite to be true. If I may – for sake of argument – classify people over 65 as seniors, then this has been the most loyal group for me with years and years of training.