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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
District Of Columbia

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Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

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Currently Employed: 760

Projected Annual Job Openings: 20

Typical Hourly Wage: $12.98 - $22.47

Typical Annual Salary: $27,000 - $46,700

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Short-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
  • Instruct participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines.
  • Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
  • Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants' capabilities and limitations.
  • Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion.
  • Evaluate individuals' abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
  • Maintain fitness equipment.
  • Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed.
  • Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
  • Provide students with information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Balance beams or boards or bolsters or rockers for rehabilitation or therapy
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits
  • Exercise balls
  • Fitness weights
  • Pedometers

Technology:
  • Accounting software
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software

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