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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors Career Video

Description: 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.


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Want to be at the head of the class?Fitness trainers and aerobics instructorsare leaders of all their classes,leading exercise groups at health clubs,exercise studios, and other facilities.They demonstrate correct exercise formand the proper use of equipment.These teachers also instruct students onweight training, flexibility, aerobics,and other workout styles,often developing programs for peoplewith special needs or goals.Aerobics instructors plan routines thatwork different sets of muscles andcombine a high-energy sweat session with music.The job may require maintaining equipmentand keeping records, as well as promotingmembership and enrollment in a gym or health club.Good communication skills and anapproachable manner are essential;some positions may require expertisein weight control and nutrition.Running several classes a dayrequires stamina and energy,so it's expected that you bein good physical condition.Many instructors work in the field part-time.Instructors often enter the field withexperience in fitness classes, dance,or other sports disciplines.Certification in first aid,and in a fitness field such aspersonal training, weight training,or aerobics may be required.Becoming a fitness trainer is a great way toshare your commitment to an active lifestyle.