Am I Too Old To Become A Personal Trainer

Am I Too Old To Become a Personal Trainer?

Am I too old to become a Personal Trainer?

We have heard this same question from all sorts of fitness enthusiasts that are looking to become a personal trainer:

the 30-year old that has never had a career they love,

the 45-year old that has had a full career and wants more for their last 20 years of work,

the 60-year old that has had a physical transformation and wants to help others achieve the same,

Interesting Fact:

The Average trainee personal trainer on our Level 2 and 3 Personal Trainer course is aged 42!

Some of the most successful people we have heard of didn’t start out on a career path anywhere close to that which eventually made them happy, rich or both.

To convince you that leaving your day job might just be the best thing you’ve ever done, here are our top 3 most inspirational career changers.

Top 3 Inspirational Career Changes That Prove You Are Not Too Old:

1. Harrison Ford was a carpenter.

After his performance in “American Graffiti,” Ford gave up acting for the financial stability of carpentry. That is, until George Lucas came calling about a little movie called “Star Wars.”

2. Sylvester Stallone was a deli-counter assistant and lion-cage cleaner.

Before stepping into the boxing ring, actor Sylvester Stallone was earning $1.12 an hour at the Central Park Zoo, among some other not-so-glamorous jobs.

3. Whoopi Goldberg put make-up on dead people.

Before Whoopi’s big break in 1985, Goldberg worked at a funeral parlor applying make-up to the deceased.

So, now you know you are not alone, taking that all important first step into a career is less scary right…

Research from the Careers Advice Service found that nearly half of adults over 50 say they’d still like to find their dream job.

That’s crazy… let’s just say they start out at age 20.

They have potentially spent the last 30 years behind the same desk, the same commute, hoping and wishing that one day they will have the get the fitness career they dream of

…is this you?

The older we are, the clearer our passions, skills and strengths become. If that is fitness, then you are probably wondering Am I Too Old To Become a Personal Trainer?

We may feel that life’s too short to waste in an area that no longer brings us fulfillment.

We might have a desire to ‘put something back’ or learn new skills in a working world we consider worthwhile.


How realistic is this, Am I Too Old To Become a Personal Trainer?

Is there too much age-related prejudice to be taken seriously in a new field?

Is it just wishful thinking?

Are you using age as a great excuse not to take the plunge?

I would you say there’s a certain age after which it’s impossible to change careers?


And that age is?

One hundred and two… 102… I’m being serious.

Well, it’s a very contextual question, am I too old for a career change? It depends on what you want to do in your new career.

For example.

If you want to be a professional athlete in the Olympics, you’d better know it by your mid-teens.

Okay, we’ll leave out pro Olympians.

Am I Too Old To Become a Personal Trainer?

Let’s say you are 48, struggling with mid-life weight gain, dealing with time pressures of family and work, approaching menopause…

Would you want a 20-year-old training you, that has no idea about the problems you face? Or, someone your own age that has already been through these issues and come out the other side?

I know what you’re thinking…

Someone your own age right!

Well, what about the 68-year-old – who do they want?

What other questions are you asking about becoming a personal trainer? 

The chances are, If you are asking “Am I Too Old To Become a Personal Trainer?” there are lots of questions that you will be asking yourself regarding your fitness career change.

“Who will I work with?”

“How much will I earn?”

“Who am I to become a Personal Trainer?”

All of these questions, make it really hard to make a decision about whether you are ready to become a personal trainer or not

So, we filmed a LIVE WEBCLASS TRAINING to help you answer these questions 🙂

“How To Successfully Change Career Without The Pain Of Making The Wrong Decision”


Watch The Replay HERE


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Hayley and Neale

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