About the Industry

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Fitness Instructor

As a fitness instructor your role is to organise and lead group and individual exercise programmes to help people to improve their health and fitness. If you are keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting different people, this could be ideal for you.

Job Summary

  • Organise fitness assessments, consultations and introduction sessions for new clients
  • Demonstrate activities for clients to follow
  • Show clients how to use exercise machines and free weights properly
  • Supervise clients to make sure that they are exercising safely and effectively
  • Lead group exercise classes, such as circuit training, aerobics or spinning
  • Create personal exercise programmes giving advice on healthy eating and lifestyle

Skills Required

  • An outgoing and friendly personality
  • A responsible attitude to health and safety knowledge of nutrition and healthy diet
  • Good fitness levels
  • Willing and helpful attitude
  • Ability to motivate and inspire confidence
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to plan
  • Good organisational skills

Qualifications & Training

To be a fitness instructor, you could complete a recognised qualification before starting work or you could start as an assistant instructor and complete on the job training.

Salary Expectations

£13,000 - £20,000