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Exercise and Health Instructor

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Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skills, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, several years of full or part-time employment in the area may suffice.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship or training program may be associated with these occupations.

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These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

€20k > 34
Exercise Instructor
Salary Range
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€20 - 34
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Last Updated: March, 2017

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Trains and advises people in health and fitness using various training techniques.


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Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.

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Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.

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Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.

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Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.

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Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.

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Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.

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Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.

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Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.

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Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.

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Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.

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Organisation: University of Limerick
Address: Plassey Technological Park, Limerick
Tel: (061) 202015
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Organisation: Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) Ireland
Address: Allenwood Enterprise Park, Allenwood North, Naas, Co Kildare
Tel: (045) 859950
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Organisation: Physical Education Association of Ireland
Address: University of Limerick, National Technology Park, Limerick
Tel: 087 6480475 or 087 1346115
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Organisation: NCEHS, National Training Centre for Fitness Instructors
Address: 16A St. Josephs Parade- off Dorset Street, Dublin 7
Tel: (01) 830 7063
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Organisation: NCEF Office
Address: Press Building, University of Limerick, Limerick
Tel: (061) 202829
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