Fitness Instructors

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.


New workers
£ 1,926
£ 10,956
£ 22,146

Available jobs

In the past year there were 30,132 vacancies for this type of job

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.

  • Booking (Sales)

  • Marketing

  • Fitness Training

  • Lead Generation

  • Management Training And Development

  • Business Support Systems

  • Gym Instruction

  • Business Development

  • Accounts Payable

  • Pilates

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

  • Management

  • First Aid

  • Leadership

  • Accountability

  • Coaching

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Interpersonal Communications

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.