How to Become a Fitness Instructor

A fitness instructor is one of the most attractive professions today. How does it feel to work in the fitness industry?

Point by point:

  • to revolve in a beautiful area of health and beauty.
  • to work from 9 to 18 in the office, but on your own personal training schedule.
  • to know about the work of the body, about the right movements that people in many other professions do not know.
  • help people change their lifestyles and achieve their goals, see the results of their work
  • stay in tune
  • to be a motivator, a person who is reached out, appreciated, respected.
  • to make people better, to be proud of it and to feel heavenly for the world.

There are disadvantages, of course:

  • It’s twice as hard to go to work when you’re not feeling well.
  • If necessary, you can’t work at home, for example.
  • if you’re in the mood for something or just not to communicate, you still need to be energetic and positive.

But there are still more positive aspects to it, and that’s why more and more young people and girls (17 to 38 years old – the age of most students) are starting to build their fitness careers.

A fitness instructor is a generalized, collective concept. In fact, there are different professions, and you need to choose your direction from what you have an interest and experience of independent training (you can start training without them, but it will be harder, and before you start working, you will still need to gain personal experience).

The main directions:

Gym Instructor. You can also include a higher “status” – personal coach. It is understood that an instructor can only instruct, watch the gym, prompt. And a trainer takes a client and carries out more complex work from evaluation and drawing up a program to leading to the result. In practice, these concepts are often used as synonymous.

Group program instructor. There are many group programs. Most directions are based on aerobics, and power and functional training, so they must be mastered. These directions are most often included in complex courses for instructors of group programs, and sometimes other directions, such as interval training, circular training, stepping aerobics.

Where do I start?

You should start, of course, with a good education. Only before you go to study, we strongly recommend you to check and then immerse yourself in the world of fitness (if you haven’t already done it before) and gain training experience as a client – the more, the better.

When you have an experience, you can choose a place to study. If you like the idea of getting a higher education in sports, that’s great. Just keep in mind that group training in the style of modern fitness will not teach you there. You’ll learn a lot, but from the field of group fitness, for example, just a little classical aerobics. Gym training is also quite specific – it’s more about weightlifting than working with ordinary people. So if your goal is to work in fitness clubs, rather than in schools and sports sections, choose courses that will give you the skills you need to work, without compromising theoretical knowledge.

Lana Martinez is a freelance technical writer living in the Santa Clara. She's a gadget and tech geek who loves to write how-to articles about a wide range of topics. When she's not writing about technology, Lana loves watching and reading mysteries, cross stitching, and attending musical theatre. She's also an avid Doctor Who fan.