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Fitness instructors

Average National Salaries (2020)

Age 20

£10,400 pile of coins

Age 35

£20,800 pile of coins

Age 50

£24,960 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £11,440

What does this career do?

Fitness instructors deliver training in a range of fitness activities, including weight training, yoga, pilates, personal training and other forms of exercise at private health and fitness centres, local authority run sports and leisure centres, other public and community establishments, and in private homes.

Typical tasks

  • assesses the fitness levels of clients
  • devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability
  • demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes
  • ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques
  • plans and monitors personal fitness schedules
  • understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic requirements. Entrants must, however, possess coaching qualifications recognised by the appropriate governing body. Applicants to coaching courses must normally be over 18 years old and hold a first-aid certificate. Background checks including a CRB check are required for those working with children.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Full-time

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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