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Premier Training Certificate in Gym Instruction
A gym instructor helps people improve their health and fitness by leading and organising group and individual exercise programmes. An instructor will lead a range of activities or specialise in a particular area such as keep fit and weight training.
A day in a life of a sports massage therapist
My day to day activities vary greatly, which is why I love this job so much. Being a Gym Instructor is all about helping people to improve their health and fitness and so I spend a lot of time leading and organising group or individual exercise programmes.
My day will typically involve carrying out fitness assessments, consultations and inductions with new clients.
|1.||Helping my client’s look and feel fitter and healthier, it gives me a lot of job satisfaction|
|2.||The mixture of people I meet, it’s a very sociable role and I love the fact that I am constantly meeting people from such a variety of backgrounds|
|3.||Putting together individualised fitness plans. A lot of people can find the gym quite boring and mundane, so an individual fitness plan can help them overcome boredom as well as help them see quicker results as it’s tailored specifically toward them|
|3 not so great things about being a Gym Instructor|
|1.||The starting salary for a Gym Instructor isn’t brilliant, luckily, it does go up|
|2.||Short career span, you don’t find many people over the age of 26 working as Gym Instructors, we have quite a short shelf life! However, there’s a lot of scope to progress within the industry|
|3.||It’s quite a competitive field to get into, although the demand for Gym Instructors has grown, the number of people entering the field has as well|
What qualifications should people interested in a career as a Gym Instructor?
It’s important to have a mixture of qualifications and skills. The course I did with Premier Training International prepared me well for the role; it was a very practical and hands-on course and it gave me a solid and practical foundation.
Empathy and good communication skills are also crucial for this role because you’re dealing with people who not only want to transform their body but also their lifestyle and mind.
With a vast choice of health and fitness qualifications available it’s important to choose a reputable organisation.
Premier Training International is the market leader in the development and provision of education for the health and fitness industry, with a well established reputation of delivering outstanding vocational education since 1993.
|1.||Gain work experience placements. Contact your local council and see if you can shadow one of their instructors for a week|
|2.||Volunteer for local charity sports events|
|3.||If you want to make yourself more attractive to employers try and gain more qualifications than just mandatory ones, such as exercise to music, many gyms will pay you to teach classes|
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