Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+18.9% (much faster than the average)


What Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors Do

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities for the primary purpose of personal fitness. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Develop and implement individualized approaches to exercise.

Other Job Titles Exercise Trainers and Group Fitness Instructors May Have

Aerobics Instructor, Fitness Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Founding Director and Yoga Teacher ,

UpRising Yoga

I teach yoga in juvenile hall and underserved communities as well as Trauma Informed Yoga Trainings for all.

Founder & Executive Director ,

A Second U Foundation

My day to day revolves around trouble-shooting anything that may be in the way of the foundation getting our work done. I make sure my team is mentally prepared to service our clients and emotionally supported to help guide others through our program. As executive director, I also run our fundraising campaigns.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
  • Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
  • Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants' capabilities and limitations.
  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion.

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