Fitness and Wellbeing Instructors

Fitness and wellbeing 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.


New workers

New workers start around £12,669. Normal pay is £22,646 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £39,281.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 34,168 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Understands the health and safety aspects of different forms of exercise and ensures that any statutory requirements are met.

  • Plans and monitors personal fitness schedules.

  • Ensures that clients do not injure themselves through over exertion or using incorrect training techniques.

  • Demonstrates and leads fitness activities and supervises exercise classes.

  • Devises programmes of training appropriate to the needs of clients with varying levels of strength, fitness and ability.

  • Assesses the fitness levels of clients.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Management Training And Development

  • Fitness Training

  • Gym Instruction

  • Mental Health

  • Business Development

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Marketing

  • Business Support Systems

  • Swimming Pool Maintenance

  • Health And Wellness Coaching

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Teaching

  • Communication

  • First Aid

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Coaching

  • Cleanliness

  • Enthusiasm

  • Teamwork

  • Sales

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.