Fitness instructors or personal trainers working to increase “the level of competency of individuals through the evaluation of how they are positioned, and work toward goals to maximize their fitness through the creation of structured programs. They may work freelance in the clubs or fitness centres, health care, they can work as fitness instructors, corporate companies, or they can work individually on a one to one basis with clients. Fitness Instructors are responsible for assessing a client’s welfare in terms of their blood pressure, weight, aerobic capacity if they have any health factors limiting their ability to get asthma installer for example and determine if they need to modify aspects to do with their lifestyle.
They will work closely with clients to work on specific goals with regard to fitness. It can be things like weight loss, toning, or having more energy. Once these have been accepted the instructor will design a customized program including exercise, diet and lifestyle to create a path to these goals. The instructor must be involved with clients at every stage of their development and be able to motivate people and provide regular feedback.
Qualifications in exercise science, health studies, sports studies and food and nutrition are all useful for those working in this field. Employers also often like to see candidates who have completed examinations administered by REP (Register of Exercise Professionals). This entry has 4 levels – those with a relevant degree and at least six months’ experience will earn a level three, a level that most employers ask. Qualified fitness instructors can choose to move toward specialized areas, including working with disabled people working or rehabilitation of persons after injury. They may choose to work with pre and postnatal groups or run exercise classes for children. Many Fitness Instructors also courses such as yoga, aerobics, aqua aerobics and Pilates, for example.
The outlook for personal trainers could be a measure in sports management or they may progress to management within the fitness centre. When you work for the customer’s personal trainers usually earn around £ 30 – £ 50 per hour, depending on location.