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2/15/14 10:54 A

I started out doing group fitness and let my certification lapse a few years ago. What I like the least about group fitness is the people who need the most help, they can't/won't pay attention to any cues you give, and if you go over to help them, they are horrified to be singled out and never come back.

I prefer PT where I can work one on one and make sure their form is perfect. As for your age, I think I was about 27 when I started PT and I was the oldest trainer at the gym.

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2/15/14 9:01 A

Hi there,

I'm 22 years old guy who graduated two Fitness Instructor courses and one Personal Training course. I've been doing internship at the gym for 4 months, I started teaching spinning classes, Boxercise, X-Fit and Kettlebell classes.
My main goal of this internship is to get an experience and finally find a full-time Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer job. I wouldn't get paid money working as an Instructor in my gym (I should switch the gym then) however my gym boss can offer me to work as a Personal Trainer.
However I don't feel yet I can be a Personal Trainer, I know I would get paid a lot more (of course it would depend how many clients I would have) than general Instructor but I feel that I still lack of experience and I need to learn a lot more. Clients would pay me quite a lot of money for an hour and I would like to be as best as I can so it would be worth it to them.
What do you think I should do, am I too young to be a PT? Should I work few more years as a general Fitness Instructor in order to get more experience or should I start working as a PT right now?
Please if you have any advice to me tell me! :)

Eimis

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