Top Tips For Becoming A Fitness Instructor

Have you ever thought becoming  fitness professional? I have! Why not get paid for staying fit and healthy? A while ago, I was in spin class and the teacher told me I should think about learning to give spin classes…

For those of us who are passionate about taking good care of our bodies, a career in fitness would give us everything we could dream of. If you are the kind of person who has always enjoyed sports and being active, adulthood probably came as a shock! Responsibilities and adult-sized bodies have conspired against us to keep us out of the play park and away from our sports clubs. But if our jobs were all about the sports we loved, life would be great again!

As kids, we were always about running around, climbing and having fun. We didn’t even need loads of equipment to keep us happy. Now most of us are stuck in the office during the day, and our families (bless ‘em) keep us busy in the evenings. Not one of us would give up our families, but a lot of us would love it if our jobs were a lot more active!

Some people have all the luck. All the fitness instructors, PE teachers and personal trainers seem to have it made. They don’t need to spend an hour on the cross trainer to keep trim. But just how easy is it to give up the day job and focus on sports and fitness full time? Well, it is a highly competitive industry for job seekers. Few positions arise. Most people who work in fitness do so in their spare time on a self-employed basis teaching private classes. It’s not ideal for some, but for others it could be just enough to keep them happy.

If you are in a position to take a pay drop, perhaps you could consider training to become an instructor. There are many exciting new fitness programmes out there like ballet fitness that are screaming out for people to take up instructing. Some will charge you a small annual fee but offer you marketing support and advice in return. You will be fully trained and then mentored so you can get your own business up and running. Most classes would need to run in the evenings or at weekends, but if you can afford the time, this sort of job may be just the thing.

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There are many fitness programmes you can train in to become an instructor. Pilates, Zumba, Yoga and Spin are just a few of the more popular ones. Most instructor courses are held on the weekend so you could keep your day job going until you qualify. Not everyone who works in the fitness industry exclusively can earn a living from it. You may be able to make enough to justify the hours you put in though, and it offers a much better quality of life. If you have a good business head, you may be able to make a good wage from your classes.

Working in fitness is highly rewarding, and there are those in the industry who do well financially too. If your classes are in demand, you may be able to pick up regular bookings from a brand name gym or sports center. Whatever amount you can earn from your instructing, you will be able to enjoy a healthier, fitter lifestyle.

What do you think? Would you like to be a fitness instructor?


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