Fitness Instructor Training Courses: Becoming a Fitness Professional

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If being healthy and staying fit is your passion and helping people is your talent, a Fitness Instructor Training course could be for you. As a fitness instructor, you help people get started on the path to their new, healthy lifestyle. You also help them fit using motivation and inspiration.

Fitness instructors are a mix of technique expert, music specialist, and cheerleader all in one. You also need to have organizational and planning skills.

How it works

There are many different ways you can start your training. Firstly, you can find courses that award certifications under the International Therapy Examination Council (ITEC). Alternatively, you can also do course that earn you a Higher Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness.

As a trainer, you learn about all areas of health. These examples are part of most fitness instructor courses:

  • How the main muscle groups and the heart, lungs and cardiovascular system work
  • Risks to the body when not doing exercises correctly
  • Safety and potential health issues
  • Develop classes that use basics of exercise
  • Motivation and communication
  • Nutrition and Healthy Eating

Fitness Coach and Fitness Instructor Training

These courses teach core skills for being a personal trainer, gym instructor or fitness instructor. Through practical training, you will learn how to assess fitness levels. You will also learn to create effective programmes for different levels of fitness and goals. In addition, you will learn and practice techniques for strength training, conditioning and high impact training.

After your training you will understand the value of technique and how doing the exercise correctly reduces the risk of injury. Making sure clients are safe is important for any fitness programme.

Some courses also offer certifications in speciality classes like kettlebell, cycle studio, personal training and/or suspension training.

Leisure Management & Fitness Instructor

These courses teach the skills for managing fitness training and leisure facilities. As a manager, you will motivate clients and your staff as well as promote a safe, pleasant and successful facility. These courses may also include training on business planning as well as financial management.

Advanced Fitness Specialist

These courses teach take your fitness instructor training to the next level. You could specialise in various areas of teaching fitness like strength training and conditioning, Pilates or spinning.

Group Fitness Instructor Training

Group instructors need special skills, such as how to structure a workout, and communicating with a group.

To find the right fitness instructor training course, have a look at fitness courses on the national database.


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