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It is essential to be a very patient and organised person. Also you must have a sense of humour, be easy going and not take yourself too seriously.
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Personal Trainer

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Education
Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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€18k > 28
Fitness Instructor
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(thousands per year)*
€18 - 28
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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

Leads people in exercise activities. He or she works with individuals or groups, providing both instruction and motivation.


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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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