Fitness Trainers & Aerobics Instructors


Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.
Also called: Aerobics Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Math and Science
  • psychology
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • teaching people how to do something
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilites:

    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Flexibility, Balance, and Coordination
  • move your arms, legs, and mid-section together while your whole body is moving
  • bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs
    Physical Strength
  • use your lower back and stomach
  • exercise for a long time without your muscles getting tired
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Cooperation
  • Independence

Technology:

    Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
  • Sage 50 Accounting
    Data base user interface and query software
  • BioEx Systems Exercise Expert
  • ICTraining
    Project management software
  • BioEx Systems Fitness Maker
  • Online River Software Personal Trainer Pro

Education:

    certificate after high school
    associate's degree
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