Occupation | Weston College

Fitness instructor

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.

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 1-3

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.

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 6% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£16,049

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for fitness instructor is £16,049

835 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 835. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

77 jobs

Job Postings

Over the past year, 77 jobs have been posted for fitness instructor roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £16,049 per year. That is about £1,337 per month or £8.23 per hour. New workers generally start on £10,686, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £29,133

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 835 people are employed in the region.

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