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Gym instructor

A Gym Instructor is a person who is certified in teaching people various techniques of achieving fitness through different kinds of exercises. A gym instructor should have a very good knowledge about the working of the human body specially the different muscle groups, bones and joints to help one reach his or her fitness goal with minimum of injury. He/she also has to have good understanding of different people with different metabolic profile. Apart from the exercise techniques Gym instructors are also trained for first aid, dealing with small injuries, diet plan etc.

Career Options

  • - Gym Instructor - Professional fitness Trainer - School Fitness Counselor - Sports Fitness Trainer - Personal Trainer - Freelance - Entrepreneur - Fitness and Sports Lecturer - Celebrity Trainer - Media

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualification should be 10+2 with at least 50% marks.

Personal Skills

  • - Good energy levels - Inclination for physical activity - Goal oriented - Perseverance

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

  • Gold's Gym Address: Trade Avenue 2nd Floor Suren Road Andheri (E) Off Western Express Highway Mumbai 400093 Phone: +91 8976834831 Website:
  • Reebok Instructors Alliance (RIA)/ FitIndia. Address: 13Manhar Oak Little Gibbs Road Mumbai 400006 Phone: 9820052510 Website:

Working Conditions

Personal trainers/fitness instructors usually work shifts, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. usuallywork in gyms, recreation centres and fitness centres.

Top Companies

  • Nitrro Bespoke Fitness Address: Skybay Hubtown Breach Candy Mumbai Maharashtra 400026 Phone: 02223549494 Website:
  • Body Image Address: 101 Classic Corner 133 Hill Road Bandra West Mumbai Maharashtra 400050 Phone: 02266716664 Website:

Successful Persons

Deanne Panday

Deanne Panday was born on 10 December 1968 is an Indian author. She has written two books, I'm Not Stressed (Secrets for a Calm Mind and a Healthy Body), and Shut Up and Train, both published by Random House. She is a leading expert in the fitness industry.

Yasmin Karachiwala

Yasmin Karachiwala is an Indian celebrity fitness instructor who is specialized in a combination of Pilates and strength training. She is recognized for founding the Mumbai based fitness center Yasmin's Body Image. She had a number of celebrity clients, including film actress Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif etc.

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