Thank you, Stef!
I'm in no big hurry to get certified and start teaching, especially with two young children in tow! But I figured (1) I can start now trying to pick up some learning, taking classes (which I'm doing 3-4 times a week right now), reading, etc. and (2) what a GREAT way to get/keep in shape and make money at the same time! I imagine having a teaching schedule pretty much forces you to keep up with your exercising!!! I figure I'll set my goal to teach in a year or two, and in the meantime I'll keep building my fitness level.
There are a couple of instructors at my gym that I really like, so perhaps I'll approach one of them to ask about eventually going for certification. Plus, I suppose I could check in at the Community College and see what they offer in terms of pertinent classes ...
Here's to feeling strong!