Someone who follows our Facebook page asks, in brief, “Why do some older adults who are interested in snowboarding say that it’s better to take a lesson from other older individuals rather than younger ones?”
The more detailed question follows. Please share your thoughts!
“I’ve seen some discussions about taking lessons from fellow ‘Grays’ versus younger instructors. The general consensus seems to be that it’s easier to learn from people in their 40s and 50s.
What is it that younger instructors do wrong or miss that makes it hard to learn from them?
If you had a learning experience that was phenomenal, what was it that set that instructor or lesson apart from other, less useful lessons?
Thanks for your input. I’m thinking about picking up a PT job teaching snowboarding at a nearby hill. Snowboarding is so much fun, I want to give other adults the best shot at loving this great sport. I learned as a teenager and a lot of lessons were taught by pain, which is not a great way to learn.