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You might hire a fitness trainer to:

  • Lead one-on-one or small-group workout sessions with clients
  • Create workout plans tailored to specific clients’ needs and goals

  • Train individuals to properly use gym equipment
  • Demonstrate exercises and provide clear instructions
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Enthusiasm for helping clients reach their fitness goals
CPR and first aid certifications
Broad knowledge of exercise techniques and human physiology, with the ability to determine appropriate workout plans according to an individual’s needs and goals
Background in exercise science or kinesiology
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong teaching abilities
In-depth knowledge of gym equipment and machines
Experience designing workout plans tailored to individuals
Positive attitude and strong motivational presence
Commitment to staying up to date on health and fitness best practices