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Gym instructor

A Gym trainer is an individual certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. 

Career Options

  • • Teacher • Assistant Professor • Sports Manager • Physical Therapist • Physical Education Trainer • Health Educator • Coach • Fitness Instructor • Sports Journalist

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum qualification- 10+2

Personal Skills

  • 1) Personal Attributes •Dependable •Analytical •Determination •Dynamic Personality •Enthusiasm •Flexible 2)Interpersonal skills •Speaking •Advising •Coaching •Communication •Counseling •Group Presentations •Customer Service

Courses to be pursued

  • • Certificate courses in gym training • Certificate course fitness training • Bachelor degree in physical education • Master’s of physical education

Top Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Physical Education and Sports science B-Block, Vikaspuri, Delhi, 110018 Ph- 011 2854 4497
  • Lakshamibai College of physical Education Thiruvananthpura and Gwalior Mela Road and Railway Station Road Opp. Ariculture College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh 474002 Ph- 0751 400 0963
  • Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida Sector-125, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201313 Ph- 0120 244 5252

Working Conditions

Personal trainers/fitness instructors: • Usually work shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends • Usually work in gyms, recreation centre’s and fitness centre’s • May need to travel to meet clients.

Top Companies

Successful Persons

Prashant Sawant

A celebrity personal trainer, Prashant Sawant has been working in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and sculpting the bodies of many of bollywood superstars. He established a personal training studio “body sculptor’’ in 2003.

Radhika Vachani

Radhika Vachani is the founder of Yogacara Healing Arts. In 2010 she gave up 20-year corporate career to focus her energies on reviving the holistic healing sciences to help people create balanced and healthy lives through professional guidance. Her journey with yoga and wellness has largely been inspired by her own personal life experiences, and her love for yoga which began in San Francisco in 1999, where she began avidly studying and practicing Iyengar yoga.

Shailaja McFadyen

Shailaja McFadyen is a highly passionate Yoga practitioner, having dedicated her life to teaching and enhancing the lives of others since 1989. She completed her Yoga Teachers Training program in 1988 with the Yoga Institute, Santa Cruz Mumbai and has been active participant as a faculty member, trainer and researcher. She has also been teaching in various countries around the world.

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