The fitness industry in the UK is growing at a massive rate and with this super-charged growth also comes the expansion of individuals working within fitness facilities. There has never been a better time than now to get into fitness, and grow and excel in a flourishing industry. There are many job descriptions for individuals working in this industry that are sometimes confusing. We clear up the differences between a fitness instructor and a personal trainer.
Fitness Instructor vs Personal Trainer
WHAT IS A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR?
The fundamental underlying knowledge is duplicated between a personal trainer and a fitness instructor course. Both a fitness instructor and a personal trainer will be working in a gym and working with outside individuals that do not have experience exercising in fitness facilities.
In fact, most personal trainers start their careers in the fitness industry as a level 2 fitness instructor.
WHAT WILL A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR STUDY
The Trifocus Fitness Academy Level 2 Fitness Instructor course covers the following:
- Basic fundamental knowledge in anatomy and physiology
- Health and safety within the fitness environment
- Principles of health and fitness
- How to motivate and encourage people exercising within the fitness facility
The advantage of studying fitness instructing before committing to a course in personal training is that you will be qualified to work in a fitness facility and test the waters to see if working in a gym is for you, and you have the opportunity to earn good money for it too!
Another advantage is that you can work in the gym and get to network with the gym’s clientele while you study your personal training course. In doing that you can gain experience, network your way to the top and study for bigger and better things all at the same time.
Another brilliant perk is that you will be able to train in a fitness facility and shadow many different personal trainers all with different training styles and diverse business techniques that you can learn from and gain valuable insights. So when you start your business you can start off on the right track!
Trifocus Fitness Academy’s Level 2 Fitness Instructor course can be studied from the comfort of your own home and completed within your own time. The bespoke learning platform of Trifocus Fitness Academy has loads of fitness videos, illustrations and images that are designed especially for students.
The Level 2 fitness instructor course can be completed as quickly as a month so you can get working in a a bustling gym in no time at all!