An authority on healthy living, proper nutrition, and up-to-date on the latest fitness trends, fitness instructors help individuals improve their levels of physical fitness through exercise, physical education, and expert advice. Employed by community centres, gyms, private businesses, and various recreational facilities, fitness instructors are increasing in demand as the world's spotlight on health and fitness continues to grow.
Trained in cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strength and endurance, and stretching and relaxation, fitness instructors offer individuals motivation and instruction, often in a formalized program. Their hard work is frequently rewarded with helping individuals lose weight, overcome injuries, and increase stamina. Yet it's not enough for a fitness instructor to enjoy teaching others about health and fitness. The job requires a personal dedication to keeping fit and adopting the same well-informed advice offered to clients.
Depending on the area of expertise, client-base, and employer, a fitness instructor may be tasked with creating fitness plans, working one-on-one with clients, organizing and running classes, supervising the use of equipment, and sharing nutritional information, all while keeping fit themselves. A positive and encouraging attitude combined with expert knowledge will help a trainer and client reach their goals.
- High levels of motivation to keep fit and inspire others
- Patience and a positive attitude
- Good understanding of health and wellness and the human body
- Ability to maintain safe working practices
- Up-to-date on the latest fitness trends and proper nutrition