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How to become a Fitness Instructor

Share your passion for fitness and transform your passion into your career by qualifying as a fitness instructor.

You love to lift, to run, to stay in shape. But above all you love to share your passion for fitness with other people. If that sounds like you, then why not train to become a fully-fledged Fitness Instructor with the Future Fit?

Whether you’d like to lead a spin class at your local gym, or have ambitions to become a fully qualified Personal Trainer, our Level 2 Fitness Instructor Qualification will help your health and fitness career take flight.

Fitness Instructor Level 2 Course Students

Step 2

Find the right Level 2 Fitness Instructor course for you

With such a wide range of courses out there, choosing one to invest in is no small task. Try to look for a course that focuses on giving you a well-rounded knowledge of both the theoretical and practical applications of the role as well as equipping you to head out into the industry and start working.

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor Qualification is ideal for beginners training to become a gym instructor or as a starting point for a Personal Training qualification.

During your research for the right course- it is important that you choose the right training provider. Comparing different schools to understand what best suits your needs, can be a daunting task when looking to become a fitness instructor.

To provide guidance, we have developed a complete comparison checklist to help you find the right gym instructor course and provider for you.

Personal trainer advising client on treadmill

Step 3

Learn & Get Qualified from a Level 2 Fitness Instructor course

With your personal trainer course chosen, you’ll need to get down to work of learning and practising so you can qualify and start your new career.

Whilst some modules can be more challenging than others, anatomy and physiology for example, but if you’re willing to put in the time and the effort it’s 100% achievable. Most good training providers will support you with the process. (We provide exceptional, lifetime support to all our students—through our tutors, support team and career advisory service – Learn more about why you should study with Future Fit.)

  •  Level 2 Gym Instructor CourseIdeal for beginners training to become a Fitness or Gym Instructor or as a starting point for a Personal Training qualification.
Personal trainer with client on a cross trainer

Step 4

Start working as a Fitness Instructor

Once you’ve qualified the next step is to secure yourself a job (if you haven’t already) and start working as a Fitness Instructor within a gym or health centre.

We’ve created guides and articles to help you with writing your CV as a fitness professional and preparing for an interview. Make sure you also explore our guaranteed interviews, one of the many benefits of studying with Future Fit.

For more information about Gym Instructor job roles and job search tips, take a look at our resource around Gym Instructor Job Descriptions.

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Download your How to Become a Fitness Instructor Guide

Your guide will give you full information about salary, qualifications and career progressions. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak with one of our expert Career Advisers, who can provide friendly, no-obligation advice about your options and help you get started if you’re ready.

What is the difference between a Fitness or Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer?

There are a variety of roles and job titles within the fitness industry, and it can be difficult to figure out exactly which role is right for you. We’ve outlined a few key features of each role below and written an article which talks about the differences between becoming a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer.

You will be qualified to start working as a Fitness Instructor

  • Inductions; carrying out ‘how to’ sessions for new members
  • Basic/initial generic exercise programming
  • Basic fitness testing
  • Class teaching (qualification dependent – our L2 course includes Circuit Training so you could deliver group classes).
  • Gym maintenance – cleaning of equipment and facilities, opening or closing the facility.

Frequently asked questions

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about becoming a personal trainer. Can’t find the answer you’re looking for? Call us on 01329 829444