fitness instructor


Fitness instructors build fitness participation of new and existing members through fitness experiences that meet their needs. They deliver fitness instruction to individuals, with the use of equipment, or to a group, through fitness classes. Both individual and group instructors have the purpose of promoting and delivering safe and effective exercise.  Depending on the specific situation, some additional knowledge, skills and competences may be required.

Scope notes

Includes group fitness instructor.

Alternative label

  • fitness class instructor

  • aerobics instructor

  • swimming instructor

  • fitness group instructor

  • indoor cycling trainer

  • strength and conditioning coach

  • gymnastics instructor

  • water aerobics instructor

  • indoor cycling instructor

  • aqua fitness instructor

  • aqua aerobics instructor

  • fitness specialist

  • group fitness instructor

  • spinning instructor

  • dance fitness instructor

Regulatory aspect

To see if and how this occupation is regulated in EU Member States, EEA countries or Switzerland please consult the Regulated Professions Database of the Commission. Regulated Professions Database:


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Essential skills and competences



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