Begin your career as a gym instructor

career as gym instructor

by Lloyd Sterling on July 31, 2013

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Begin your career as a gym instructor

With plenty of people looking to take better care of their nutrition and fitness, the need for gym instructors – also known as fitness instructors – has never been in such high demand until now. From meeting new people to improving the well being of others, there are several benefits to becoming a gym instructor – and with a huge selection of gym instructor courses to choose from across the country, it’s little wonder more people than ever are signing up to what is quickly becoming one of the UK’s most popular jobs.

What does it take to be a gym instructor?

First and foremost – you need absolute passion and dedication to the health and fitness industry. Expect long hours upon starting out as a gym instructor, so it’s imperative that you remain highly motivated and friendly as you’ll be meeting all kinds of people at different times of the day.

The type of skills you will need include:

  • Excellent fitness stamina
  • A responsible outlook to health and safety
  • Expertise in nutrition
  • Outgoing personality
  • Good communication skills.

How do I qualify?

It is highly recommended to complete the Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate– and once you’re qualified, allows you to gain entry onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). The UK professional body for the health and fitness sector, being recognised as a member of REPs is a highly valuable connection; with many employers keen to hire anyone associated with the organisation.

What does the role of a gym instructor involve?

Your main duty is to help people get – and keep – fit. This could involve a mixture of organising both individual and group exercise activities, and working with gym-goers to achieve a set of fitness targets.

From specialising in one programme (such as yoga) to working with those with disabilities, being a gym instructor is an extremely rewarding job. Learn more about the different types of fitness instructor courses available – and get started on your journeyto become a fully-qualified gym instructor today.