Fitness instructors are involved in the assessment, teaching, training and supervision of a variety of people in health and fitness clubs, gymnasiums, sports centres and community recreation organisations.
Duties & Tasks
Fitness instructors may perform the following tasks:assess the needs and capabilities of individuals through weighing, measuring and conducting fitness tests to check blood pressure, heart rate and lung capacity
provide training and assistance to individuals and groups by preparing a routine of exercises to music
provide advice to individuals on the correct method of exercising with weightlifting equipment, exercise bikes, treadmills and other training and exercise machines
devise personal exercise programmes for individuals according to age and level of fitness
provide instruction in a variety of fitness activities
provide general non-medical nutrition advice
assist with the cleaning and general maintenance of the centre and ensure equipment is maintained and correctly set up.
Fitness instructors may be employed on a casual basis and work at a number of different locations, including fitness centres, clinical settings, private practice and in the workplace. Shiftwork is often involved, including early mornings and late nights.
good level of physical fitness
enthusiastic, outgoing personality
background in fitness activities may be an advantage
good communication skills.