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ROLE PROFILE & PERSON SPECIFICATION FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

1. RESPONSIBLE TO: Supervisor or Assistant Manager. 2. ROLE OVERVIEW: • A fitness instructor’s role includes planning, instructing and evaluating gym based inductions and on-going client/member programmes. They should also assist more qualified instructors in the delivery of personal training programmes. A fitness instructor should also actively encourage potential clients/members to join adhere to regular exercise programmes, employing appropriate motivational strategies to achieve this.

3. SPECIFICALLY 3.1 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Principle Responsibilities Collecting and checking information, relating to individual clients Analysing information relating to individual clients Identifying and agreeing basic short, medium and long term goals Planning, instructing and evaluating safe and appropriate gym based exercise sessions. Providing one –to–one or group inductions and general exercise programmes, including the introduction to new equipment where appropriate. Selecting relevant exercises and designing appropriate programmes which address safety at all times Producing suitable programme cards for a range of clients/members Suggesting relevant exercise adaptations to allow for individual client difference or needs. Using logical and progressive teaching methodologies to introduce a range of exercises in relation to client goals. Selecting and/or correctly demonstrating a variety of cardiovascular and resistance training methods that can be used by clients/members. Providing clients/members with general advice on how to progress their individual programmes. Providing assistance to clients/members at all times in order to correct unsafe technique where required. To positively interact and motivate clients/members using appropriate strategies in order to promote retention and adherence to exercise. Acting as a positive role model at all times for all clients/members and...

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