Hi Everyone, I’m a 41yr old female who has a love for fitness. I’ve spent the last 20yrs of my life as a Visual Designer (running my own business for 10yrs now). I’m burnt out on my career. I’ve been looking into fitness as a new career, but not sure where to start. I was a dancer for much of my life, so know that I want to teach barre, dance fitness, and pilates. However, I’d also love to do personal training and wellness coaching with women. So where do I start? A personal trainer certification or a group fitness instructor certification? Or, do I only need one of those certifications? Thanks for any insight!
I would suggest, starting with your ACE GFI. This will give you a solid cert to start pursuing employment opportunities as a Group Fitness Trainer. It will also give you a solid foundation to build your fitness education and learning. You could then get your ACE CPT and ACE Health Coach. Keeping your certification with ACE will keep your education familiar as you progress through the different certs. They offer excellent trainer support and have a ton of learning resources.