Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
On the Job
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors instruct people in exercise activities. They may work with individuals or groups. They may demonstrate techniques, watch participants, lead classes, and explain how to improve skills.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Enforce rules or regulations.
- Develop educational or training programs.
- Administer first aid.
- Administer therapeutic massages.
- Demonstrate activity techniques or equipment use.
- Teach exercise or fitness techniques.
- Teach health or hygiene practices.
- Explain regulations, policies, or procedures.
- Maintain client information or service records.
- Provide medical or cosmetic advice for clients.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
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