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Postby fitat50 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:07 pm

Hi Guys,
great forum this, my name is Chris i'm from Melbourne 51yo male and spent the last few years getting myself fit with a Personal Trainer for 2 years then with gym membership for the last year or so, i do strength training 3 times a week and also box and kick classes, kimax about 4 times a week.

Anyway i am considering a lifestyle / career change and looking at doing the cert 111 and 1V to become qaulified to train, i've had a lot of positive comment from people in the industry who say that being older is no barrier, and also my idea is to specialise in programs for older people, as i believe there are a lot of us out there that need help!

How many of you use personal trainers, and do you know any "older" personal trainers who have made the transition?
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Re: Older person becoming PT

Postby electrongirl » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:11 pm

I have never used one myself but I think its fantastic!

I bet there are alot of older people out there who would be intimidated by a 20 year old PT!! Way to go and good luck with it all!
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Re: Older person becoming PT

Postby fitat50 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:19 pm

Thanks! and yeah i think also that some people do feel intimidated by buff looking 20yo's also i have heard that the younger ones tend to do it for a couple of years then move out of the industry where as people my age want to stay in it.

Thanks for the postive comments. :D

electrongirl wrote:I have never used one myself but I think its fantastic!

I bet there are alot of older people out there who would be intimidated by a 20 year old PT!! Way to go and good luck with it all!
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