Fitness Instructor

Fitness instructors guide and motivate individuals or groups in exercise routines, helping them achieve their fitness goals through personalised workout plans, classes, or training sessions.

Day-to-day Tasks

  • assess people's fitness and create personal exercise programmes
  • demonstrate activities, exercise machines and weights
  • help people exercise safely
  • lead group exercise classes like circuit training or aerobics
  • give advice on healthy eating and lifestyle
  • update client records
  • follow health and safety guidelines and maintain equipment
  • market your classes to gain new clients

Skills and Knowledge

You will need:

  • enjoy helping people
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • the ability to teach and motivate people
  • customer service skills
  • physical fitness and endurance
  • sensitivity and understanding

Industry Qualifications

To start a career as a fitness instructor you need to complete relevant course such as the ones listed below and are available at UCM IOM.

Diploma in Sport (BTEC Level 3)

You can do a recognised qualification like:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness
  • Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training

Other Routes

You can do qualifications through private training companies who offer specialist courses like:

  • fitness instruction
  • personal training
  • gym instructing

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