A Career As a Fitness Trainer and Aerobic Instructer

Career goal- Fitness Trainer

Career Overview

Fitness trainers and aerobic instructors help people get in shape. the teach aerobics and set up training programs. They work at gyms and sports clubs. they teach people how to use equipment, and see what exercises people can handle. They often sell memberships to fitness clubs. Fitness trainers are trained in CPR and first aid so that they know what to do if something goes wrong. Fitness Trainers usually work with one client at a time and by themselves. They help people eat right and teach them how to breath during workouts. They help them reach max heart rate. They make sure they are using proper form for max results. They talk about lifestyle choices. They write up lifting plans and eating plans for clients.Aerobics instructors teach fitness classes. They teach different things like Step, Kickboxing, Interval training. aerobic instructors plan routines and make sure all muscles are worked.

Career Skills and Interests

Express ideas clearly when speaking, Listen to others understand.

Trainers have to be able to understand new information or materials by studying and working with them. They have to identify problems and review information. When they are helping people work the have to come up with ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses. They have to be able to judge cost and tell wheather or not it is worth doing things. They have to notice when things are wrong and might go wrong.

Working Condition

They have to have a high level of communication with others. Communicating with others in person on a daily basis is a big part of what they do. They talk face to face with clients. Speaking in front of large groups on a daily basis is a strength they need. This is especially true for aerobics instructors. They are responsible for the health and safety of their clients or class participants. One thing is they are somewhat responsible for the results of training, but overall the client is responsible. They are usually always in a gym. They have got to be able to come up with workout programs that will benefit the client and they need to be able to show proper technique.

Career wages and outlook

Some trainers are paid by salary but most are paid by the clients, hour or people in the session.

Wages for trainers vary widely by employer and area of the country. Wages also vary based on the trainer's. Trainers and instructors who work full time may receive benefits. Benefits include paid vacation, sick leave, and health insurance. The ones who work part time are unlikely to receive these benefits.

Career Related Occupations

These occupations are close to the same as a trainer, meaning they use similar abilities, and duties.

  • Athletic Trainers
  • Physical Theropists

Program Overview

Fitness trainer Program of Study

Fitness instructing programs teach people to lead fitness classes and teach kickboxing and train them. some diferent things you learn are

  • Choreography
    •Anatomy and exercise
    •Weight training
    •First aid and CPR
    •Personnel management
    •Marketing
  • Program Admission

    Proprietary schools and universities all offer this program. If you go to a propierety school all you need is a GED, if you want to go to a university you need to meet their requirements. Most schools and associations require you be at least 18 years of age and have a high school degree or equivalent before enrolling. These are some courses to take in high school to help.

  • Food and Nutrition
    •Public Speaking
    •Anatomy and Physiology
  • Program Typical Course Work

    Some coursework includes:

  • Choreography
    •CPR
    •First Aid
    •Injury Prevention
    •Proper Breathing
    •Review of anatomy and physiology
    •Warm-up and Cool-Down
  • Related Programs

    Hospitslity and recreation study, sports and fitness management, Recration fitness and leisure studies.

    Schools that offer my program

    Minnesota State University

    St.Paul College

    Dakota County Tech

    College Choice
    MSU, Mankato

    College Info

    • Admission Requirements -high school GPA and transcript and ACT score
    • College Expenses - Tuition, Books and other fees - tuition is $7,558 books are 500-$900, $2,058 other required things
    • Financial Aid - Grants and Scholarships -Federal Pell Grants, School-sponsored scholarships and grants,State-sponsored scholarships and grants
    • Housing - Dorms or Apartments - not required but its about 250 for them
    • Activities - Theres sports like , Football and Basketball and more and theres different clubs.

    Informational Interview

    I didn't do an interview on a trainer because i didn't know any that had the time but i did it on another job i have thought of which is Auto Mechanic. I learned that is isnt a bad job if you like what your doing. You have to go to college for 2-4 years to be on top of everyone else that applies. The environment sounds great and they make decent money for what they do. I learned that i should practice on vehicles around the house as much as I can.

    Plans to Reach My goal

    Some plans I have to reach my goal is work hard in highschool so im fit for it and go to a nice college and do good in that so i can get a good degree.

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