Lately something interesting has been happening when I visit the gym. Once during almost every visit, somebody mistakes me for a Personal Trainer. They ask me for help with doing an exercise correctly (I tell them I’m not a trainer and try to find one to help them out); a guy today even insisted that I must have certifications and wanted to know what they were. (hello? I was once certified to teach English in the state of Ohio. But now? not so much).
I’ve been weighing back and forth the positives and negatives of doing this: actually getting certified and working as a fitness professional. Will have a talk with a friend about it later today.
- There are lots of women coming to the gym in the 40s through 60s hoping for a trainer who understand the mid-life hormonal and body changes. A 20-something, even a woman, just can’t understand that. I think we really have to had lived through it to understand. So I could help a group of people I care about.
- The money, I understand, isn’t fabulous when you’re first starting out; but it would give me more freedom to do the things I love in my free time. Will I find a passion for crafting returning? And it’s better than no money at all.
- I already have a pretty good start on the work wardrobe.
- Bye-bye to a lot of personal free time.
- I’ve heard that it’s harder to work out when you spend so much time in a gym already.
- Having to study and learn all the stuff I’d need to know.
What have I overlooked? What’s hiding in the blind spot I don’t even see? Monday I’m talking “the guy” about this. Should have a clearer picture of what I need to do to know if I want to do it then.