Fitness Instructor Courses

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Fitness Instructor training classes will teach the student how to engage with their clients and help coach them to a better and healthier lifestyle. 

Who should take one of these courses?

A fitness instructor class is for anyone who has a passion for fitness and a passion for sharing it. If you are someone who likes to keep fit but also love helping people achieve self betterment then studying to become a fitness instructor could be just the thing for you. 

What will I learn on the course?

Fitness instructor courses will not just allow supervised gym time, they will also teach the learner all about the human body, nutrition and the negative and positive effects mothe food and exercise have on the body’s internal systems. 

Some topics frequently covered in fitness instructor courses included:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Exercise 
  • Energy Systems and their Relation to Exercise
  • The Nervous System and its Relation to Exercise
  • Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health 
  • Effects of Exercise on the Body
  • Applying the Principles of Fitness to an Exercise Programme
  • Monitoring Exercise Intensity
  • Health Benefits of Physical Activity
  • Importance of Healthy Eating

Is it all just about exercising and fitness?

There is also often a sociological aspect to the training as becoming a fitness instructor requires the ability to form good interpersonal relationships with people. So some other topics covered in a fitness instructor course might also include:

  • Supporting Clients who partake in Physical Activity
  • Building Effective Working Relationships with Clients
  • Addressing Barriers to Exercise/Physical Activity that Clients Experience
  • Supporting Clients Participating in Exercise/Physical Activity
  • Providing Ongoing Customer Service
  • Client Health Screening
  • Planning Safe and Effective Exercise Programmes
  • Client Data Records
  • Professionalism in Fitness Instruction
  • Supervising, Supporting and Motivating Clients
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment 
  • Emergency Procedures in a Fitness Environment
  • Health & Safety Procedures in a Fitness Environment
  • Controlling Risks in a Fitness Environment

If this all sounds like something you would like to do then there are plenty of opportunities available for you around the country. There are many courses available to students who would wish to pursue a career as a fitness instructor. 

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