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Job Description

A fitness instructor will lead and organise fitness routines and exercise programmes to help people to improve their health and fitness. This could include Zumba, aerobics, aqua aerobics, yoga, pilates to name but a few or it could be giving fitness assessments, showing people how to use equipment, creating a personal exercise programme or giving advice on healthy eating and lifestyle. Fitness instructors will often work early mornings, evening and weekends and are often self employed therefore salaries can vary hugely.

Entry Requirements

You could either complete a nationally recognised qualification or you could start as an assistant at a gym or sports centre and complete work based training to qualify.  You may be able to start as an apprentice.

Required Skills

  • The ability to motivate and inspire others
  • An excellent level of fitness
  • Friendly and outgoing manner
  • A responsible attitude
  • A good knowledge of the anatomy to ensure clients do not injure themselves
  • The ability to create and deliver your own exercise routines

Starting Salary

£14,000 to £20,000

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