Organise exercise programmes to improve people's health and fitness. You could work in a gym, health club or leisure centre.
You could do a mixture of employed and self-employed work. If you're self-employed you could run classes in schools and community centres, or outdoors in a public space like a park. Some employers will allow you to use their gym for your private clients in return for unpaid work.
- assessing people's fitness and creating personal exercise programmes
- demonstrating activities, exercise machines and weights
- helping people exercise safely
- leading group exercise classes like circuit training or aerobics
- giving advice on healthy eating and lifestyle
- keeping records
- following health and safety guidelines and maintaining equipment
- marketing your classes.
- Accounting software: e.g. Intuit QuickBooks, Sage 50 Accounting, Sage Simply Accounting
- Calendar and scheduling software: e.g. Appointment scheduling software, Contemporary Web Plus Appointment-Plus
- Data base user interface and query software: e.g. BioEx Systems Exercise Expert, DietMaster Systems DietMaster, ICTraining
- Project management software: e.g. BioEx Systems Fitness Maker, Online River Software Personal Trainer Pro
- Office suite software: e.g. Corel Office, LibreOffice, Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org
- New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
- Shift Work
- Throughout the UK
- Weekends & Public Holidays
Route to Employment
- Fitness Instructing
You can do qualifications through private training companies who offer specialist courses like fitness instruction, personal training, or gym instructing. You must hold a Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP).
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