I have been approached about looking into becoming a personal trainer as well as teaching a group fitness class. At first I was debating back and forth for weeks until I finally decided, yes, this makes sense. We are military and move frequently and have another 10+ years of doing this. Teaching in various states is not an easy task, because....
- I have to check certification in each state
- May have to shell out some money to take a certification test
- Study for the test
- Hopefully pass the test
- Research and study new curriculum (it's been many years since I have been in the classroom)
- Then, start searching for jobs
- We don't always know how long we will be in one state
- Line up before and after school care in an area I do NOT know
No matter where we move, there will always be a gym(s) on the base and off the base. Always. Job opportunity is there, hours could be based around kids' schedules, and in a sense still teaching. Now, though I'm back to arguing, mostly because I hit the chapter on anatomy and it is completely out of my realm. I am doubting myself and my ability. I don't feel like I look the part enough. I don't have ripped muscles and I surely don't have abs. I feel like at age 30 I should not be starting all over. I should not be starting a new career at this age. I will have so much ground to make up because I am just starting down the fitness path, when most have been doing it at this age for 10 years. What I do know, though, is...
- I am loving fitness
- I yearn to help others reach their goals, discover their abilities, and find happiness
Teaching online is also something I still want to do no matter which direction I go, but I am not having any luck finding a job (well, I also haven't been looking in a while - being completely honest) and I know it would be ideal, because I could take it with me when we moved and would still give me the freedom of being there for the kiddos before and after school (which is something I want to do).
I am feeling lost, overwhelmed, and mostly confused. I want to do what is right for my family, and I don't know what that is. The twins are starting half day prek this year, so next year is THE year I need to be doing something. So, this year I need to start researching and studying something so I can be ready for next year.