PERSONAL TRAINER JOB DESCRIPTION
Title: Personal Trainer Job
Place of Work: Gym or Leisure Centre
Reports to: Leisure Centre Manager
Hours of Work: Flexible
Personal trainers provide physical fitness instruction and fitness and lifestyle assessments. Due to increasing public interest in health and fitness, there are opportunities to work in a range of settings: personal trainers are either employed by or work on a freelance basis at fitness centres, health clubs and hotel leisure centres and resorts.
Some also work in corporate fitness, offering services to employers. Experienced trainers who have built up a reputation may also work privately with individuals.
Typical work activities include:
working closely with clients to develop personalized health and fitness plans;
providing information and advice on nutrition and stress management;
measuring and assessing blood pressure, heart recovery rate, body fat ratio, etc.;
monitoring client development;
maintaining and updating client records;
providing practical feedback and support.
Ongoing assessment of diet and nutrition
Employers may require a qualification in sports science, exercise and health studies, leisure studies, sports studies, recreation management or human movement studies. Human resources is important as this is a relationship building job.