A fitness instructor uses safe and proven training methods help individuals reach their fitness goals. The individual should be able to adapt their training programs to meet the different and varied needs of each client. In addition to having the motivation and enthusiasm to help the client reach their goals, the trainer should also have a large, relevant technical background. This background should include knowledge of a wide variety of exercises that target each individual muscle and muscle group. This must include proper form and technique to prevent injury, as well as to ensure safe performance by clients when unsupervised. In addition to a strong foundation in fitness, a fitness instructor must possess a strong background in nutrition.
Fitness Instructor Tasks
Ensure a safe class environment, informing participants of safety rules and monitoring participants throughout the class.
Help participants tailor the class workout to their individual abilities.
Plan and lead sessions of fitness classes, teaching participants how to properly perform exercises and use equipment.
Make sure equipment is working properly and facilities are clean.