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Fitness Instructing

Apprenticeships, Traineeships and Full-time Courses

What’s involved in Fitness Instructing?

Fitness instructors work with all kinds of people – from those wishing to manage their weight or fitness level, to elderly people wanting to become more mobile, through to serious fitness enthusiasts.

Over 7 million people are members of gyms and fitness centres in Britain, and there is consequently a high demand for Fitness Instructors to teach people how to sensibly and safely reach their health and fitness goals.

What’s it like being a Fitness Instructor?

If you’re keen on health and fitness and enjoy meeting people, this could be an ideal career for you. As a Fitness Instructor, you will lead and organise group and individual exercise programmes to help people to improve their health and fitness. Your work may involve a range of activities or you could specialise in a specific areas such as:

  • Keep Fit
  • Aquacise (exercise in water)
  • Weight Training
  • Yoga
  • Pilates

You could also develop the skills to work with specific groups of people, such as older adults, children, people with disabilities or people referred by doctors.

To become a fitness instructor, you will need to be outgoing and friendly and have the ability to motivate and inspire people. As a full-time instructor, you will usually work around 40 hours a week, often on a shift or rota basis covering early mornings, evenings and weekends. Once qualified many instructors work on a part-time or freelance, (self-employed) basis.

What can I expect to earn?

  • Starting salaries can be around £13,000 a year, rising to between £14,000 and over £20,000 a year.
  • Freelance instructors can earn between £10 to £20 an hour.

Figures are supplied by the National Careers Service and are intended as a guideline only.

How can HTP Apprenticeship College help me get a job in Fitness Instructing?

To become a Fitness Instructor, you will need to complete a recognised qualification before starting work. HTP Apprenticeship College offers three great ways to enable you to start a career. We offer Full-time courses at our Skills Centre, available at Levels 1, 2 and 3, Traineeships which include work experience to make sure the sector is right for you, or Apprenticeships where you will be earning and learning from day one.

Discover our Sport and Fitness Instructing Programmes
Why learn with US?
  • Rated 'Good' by OFSTED;
  • Industry-experienced tutors;
  • Great facilities, centrally located in Newport Isle of Wight and Portsmouth;
  • Smaller group sizes, with personalised 1-to-1 support.
How is HTP different to school and other colleges?

The main difference between learning with us compared to school or other colleges is that we give you the flexibility to learn in a way that works for you.

Our full-time courses blend classroom learning with practical work experience in a real company giving you the opportunity to bring your learning to life in an industry setting.

Our apprenticeships are a great route directly into working life. You can start earning a real salary right away and fast-track your career options by working in-house as part of a team. You'll be supported by one of our expert Training Consultants, alongside the day-to-day guidance of your employer.

Whichever route you take, our promise is that we put you and your needs first, so you'll always have the support you need to succeed.

Sounds good. How do i find out more?

Give us a call on 01983 533926 or fill in your details here and one of the team will be in touch soon.

“Completing the Level 3 Personal Training qualification has given me the confidence to come out of my shell and to push myself”
Hannah Williams

Completed her NVQ Diploma in Personal Training

“I’m constantly inspired by the young people I work with – seeing them succeed gives me such a buzz. Whether that’s getting their first certificate in their lives, losing a stone in weight, nailing that job interview, or simply just having the courage to turn up to education when they’ve struggled before.”
Tom Scovell

HTP Fitness Training Consultant

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