Do you ever look at a group fitness instructor and think: “I could do that!”
Well, you could! Fernwood’s Registered Training Organisation, Fernwood Learning, offers a Certificate III in Fitness (SIS30313) that gives you the qualification necessary to register and work as a group fitness instructor in health clubs and gyms right around Australia. The qualification will also allow you to conduct fitness assessments, design and deliver fitness programs, and run circuit classes to help people achieve their best health yet.
And the best part? The course is completed by correspondence and real-life work placement, so there’s no class attendance and no set start date... you could start studying today!
So if you’re ‘umming’ and ‘arring’ over whether or not to complete your Cert III and become a group fitness instructor, here are a few convincing reasons to get you over the line:
A job that you love
If you already love your group fitness classes, why not turn that passion into something you get paid for? With a Certificate III in Fitness, you’ll have the flexibility to turn your passion into a full-time career, or use it as an extra income source alongside your current vocation.
Saves you time and money
There’s no need to try to squeeze in a gym session before or after work when you’re a group fitness instructor – your workout is your work! So you earn an extra hour back into your day and pocket the cash that used to go towards your old gym membership.
If you can’t wait to get out of the itchy tights, three-inch high pumps and knee-knocking pencil skirt as soon as you get home – you’ll love the work attire of a group fitness instructor. You’ll get to stroll from job to job in sports gear and trainers – goodbye daggy suit/runners combo!
Increase your fitness
There’s no place to hide when you’re front and centre and all eyes are literally watching your every move! Slacking off is not an option, you have to go hard. And don’t forget you’ll need to be able to talk and move at the same time – a much harder feat than it looks. Your fitness will be the best it’s ever been.
One of the best things about being a group fitness instructor is the flexibility. You can take as many or as few classes as you want, and keep certain days in your week entirely free of work – great for workings mums and dads. Many gyms also offer childcare on site, so you can take your kids to work with you.
If you’re starting your fitness career as a group fitness instructor to test the waters before you take the plunge into personal training – you couldn’t be in a better place. Group fitness will put your name and face right in front of your target market. There is no better self-promotion.
Make a difference
One of the most rewarding experiences and benefits of teaching fitness classes is seeing the positive changes that happen with your regular attendees. It could be seeing a participant reach their weight loss goal, or seeing the shy girl in the corner become more confident as she works her way to front row centre.
Some of the best group fitness instructors are the ones that have changed their lives for the better through exercise.
So if you want to come home from work every day knowing that you made a difference – becoming a group fitness instructor will be one of the best decisions you ever make.