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Aerobics instructor jobs

Working as an aerobics instructor seems like a dream job for someone who is in good shape and enjoys taking classes. To break into this field you will need good training and an outgoing personality.

Aerobics instructor jobs will allow you to teach a variety of classes to all different types of people. Training should cover the following issues:

  • Choreography
  • Timing
  • Complexity
  • Balance
  • Movement Patterns
  • Impact
  • Music
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Leadership

There are numerous training organizations for aerobics instructors, but it is essential that any training you take leads to a recognized certification - see the contacts at the bottom of this page for reputable organizations. Qualified aerobics instructors are usually either self-employed, or work directly for a gym or health club. If you are working full time you can expect to earn around ?11,000 per year to start, while more experienced trainers can earn anything from ?14,000 to ?30,000 per year.

If you choose to work freelance you will have to piece together positions with a number of different facilities, and can typically earn around ?10 to ?20 an hour. There are numerous organizations that can provide information on training, certification and employment. Contact the following for details:
  • City and Guilds
  • Premier Training International
  • Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ)
  • Premier International Qualifications
  • SkillsActive
  • OCR Information Bureau
  • Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)


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