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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.

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€20k > 34
Exercise Instructor
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€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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At a Glance... header image

Trains and advises people in health and fitness using various training techniques.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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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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