Saw this today
There are good statistics on the ages of personal trainers in this article
For the younger personal trainers (early 20s) reading this, remember that older adults may not take you seriously because of the age difference. You will have to work harder to gain their trust. This only comes by demonstrating your knowledge and being professional.
07-31-2011, 09:33 AM #1
increased demand for older personal trainers
07-31-2011, 02:45 PM #2
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07-31-2011, 06:34 PM #3
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Younger clients will often want an older trainer, too. Remember they want a trainer, not a buddy.
There's also focus. One client said to me, "It's different training with you, Kyle, not like with one of the younger good-looking trainers."
She explained that she had previously had a guy who was 19, buff, wore a shirt two sizes too small for him, and "he spent more time looking at himself in the mirror than he did looking at me to coach my lifts, also he spent a lot of time on his mobile texting."
Obviously a lack of client focus is not universal among trainers. But many potential clients will see it that way. A younger trainer will actually be at a disadvantage in a gym in finding clients. So will a woman, but that's another discussion.athleticclubeast.com.au - Elite coaching is about getting the last 5% out of a person's performance, personal training is about getting the first 50%.
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07-31-2011, 09:51 PM #4
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08-02-2011, 08:37 AM #6
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I've been a part-time trainer for 3 years. Long story short: Most of my clients are pre-teens and teenage athletes. My age (39) is an advantage when it comes to training younger athletes. Parents will readily trust more mature trainers when it comes to their kids. Younger athletes will also listen to a father-figure.
But for you younger trainers out there, don't you worry. Take this time to acquire knowledge and experience. Enjoy your youth. Time flies. You will be wearing Depends before you know it.This above all..
To thine ownself be true..
And it must follow, as the night the day..
Thou can'st not then be false to any man..
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