Here’s what Gym (Fitness) Trainers / Instructors do as part of their Job. Gym trainers are also known as floor trainers, as they are all required to stand on the gym floor and observe people while exercising.
In order to become a fitness trainer, you must first get a certification in fitness training. Once you complete your training and become a certified trainer, you can start working as a trainer.
Basically, a fitness trainer is expected to train clients to achieve his/her fitness goals, but depending on the years of experience, a gym instructor may have to take on additional responsibilities.
Job Description of Gym / Fitness Trainer: Fitness trainers and instructors typically do the following:
- Do fitness assessment for new clients, take their body measurements and check their existing fitness levels
- Prepare exercise plan for clients based on their fitness goals and body type
- Explain how to use the various exercise equipment
- Demonstrate how to carry out the various exercises with the right form
- Watch clients exercising on the floor and stop them from doing incorrect techniques to minimize injury
- Give a helping hand (support) to clients who take heavy weights for exercising
- Monitor clients’ progress and modify exercise routines as needed
- Give clients information on nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues
- Give emergency first aid if needed
- Take part in marketing and promotional activities of the gym
A gym trainer must also have good communication skills since they work with different types of people (gender, ages). A gym instructor must also be courteous (after all, they work in the service industry) and show great principles for providing customer and personal services.