Why become a fitness instructor?
Fitness instructors are usually the first port of call in the gym- from a person’s first visit to a gym to general enquiries once becoming a member. When giving an induction, your introduction to the gym and all it has to offer could have a huge impact on how that client perceives the gym and their motivation to getting start- and on them coming back for more! You will also give people who are new to the gym the confidence to be able to have a varied and enjoyable exercise session.
For those who are already members, you will be on hand to assist with general advice they may need, whether that is how to do a certain exercise, use a piece of equipment, or offer general healthy eating advice. You can help ensure that customers are training in a motivating, safe and supportive environment. You will also be able to help with referrals to other fitness professionals, such as personal trainers, massage therapists or exercise classes.
What does a fitness instructor do?
Carry out inductions
Clean and maintain the gym and gym equipment
Carry out reception duties
Convert enquiries in sales, including referring customers to the sales team
Monitor the gym floor
Assist with general enquiries
How do I become a fitness instructor?
To become a fitness instructor, you have to complete the level 2 certificate in fitness instructing course, which includes units such as anatomy and physiology, health, safety and security, and planning and instructing gym-based exercise.
Where would I be based?
You would work in gym environments, including health clubs, sport centres and hotels
What am I likely to get paid?
£14,000-£20,000 per year
What hours would I work?
Hours tends to be shift work, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. You can expect to work around 40 hours per week.