Personal Trainer

personal trainer
A Personal Trainer, or ‘PT’, usually works on a one-to-one basis with individuals, but sometimes small groups. Personal Trainers work with their client to plan personal training programs to help them achieve their desired health and fitness goals. They are often seen as a mentor and an educator by their clients and a good Personal Trainer can make a huge difference to people’s lives. As well as monitoring and motivating clients, the PT also needs to set challenges, and this sometimes means pushing a client beyond their limits to achieve great success. Personal Trainers always keep up to date with the latest information from the fitness industry on exercise trends, nutrition etc., trying to use a holistic approach to health where possible. PTs regularly attend professional development workshops to keep themselves informed and should have professional membership with an association such as Fitness Australia.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Aqua Trainer

Aqua Trainer
An Aqua Trainer may also hold a specialisation in an aqua-related sport such as canyoning or snorkelling. Aqua Trainers do more than just stand at the edge of the pool and give orders to their clients! An Aqua Trainer will often work in an indoor or outdoor aquatic facility, such as pool lifeguards, or aquatic educators teaching water familiarisation, learn-to-swim and water-safety classes. An Aqua Trainer has the knowledge and ability to perform basic and advanced water rescues and understands the principles of movement in water. This role may also include fitness workers working with special population clients (for example, those with disabilities), aqua personal trainers or sports trainers working in environments such as fitness venues, aquatic facilities or in the fitness, disability and health and wellbeing industry.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
A Fitness Program Coordinator will often supervise and co-ordinate different kinds of fitness programs such as group exercise classes, health promotion activities, youth fitness programs, youth and adult athletic enhancement classes, and wellness lectures and screenings. They may also be responsible for supervising group exercise instructors and direct client service providers, including personal trainers and masseuses. A Fitness Program Co-ordinator develops and promotes regular program schedules to provide creative and value-added classes to an organisation and helps people to achieve their fitness and wellbeing goals. This role has elements of creativity, and the Program Co-ordinator must have a sound knowledge of different fitness trends and styles of classes in order to create innovative and dynamic fitness programs.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness

Aqua Instructor

Aqua Instructor
Inspiring people to reach their fitness goals through aqua fitness, an Aqua Fitness Instructor uses aquatic instructional techniques to deliver water-based fitness classes, including water-based circuit training. An Aqua Instructor has knowledge of the hydrodynamic principles on muscles, joints and the cardio-respiratory system and always ensures safe and effective fitness outcomes for clients. An Aqua Instructor might be employed in fitness environments such as fitness facilities, public swimming pools, private swim schools or other aquatic fitness venues.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor
A Fitness Instructor teaches clients the fundamentals of aerobics and physical fitness. A competent Fitness Instructor identifies clients needs, then helps people reach their fitness goals, by motivating, supervising and inspiring individuals through exercise routines or specialised exercise plans and fitness programs. A Fitness Instructor should have a sound knowledge of anatomical terms in reference to exercise and exercise techniques.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Group Exercise Instructor

Group Exercise Instructor
A Group Exercise Instructor has knowledge of the fundamentals of planning and delivering group exercise or circuit training sessions, and the movement of the human body in relation to exercise. Group Exercise Instructors work in facilities that provide a range of fitness programs and services. Generally, Group Exercise Instructors go on to specialise in the fitness program of their choice, such as step aerobics, yoga, Pilates or spin.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness

Gym Instructor

Gym Instructor
A Gym Instructor is responsible for planning, demonstrating, supervising and monitoring a range of gym programs customised for clients with specific fitness requirements. Some of their duties include preparing exercise plans for clients, providing advice on wellness and healthy eating, demonstrating the use of appropriate equipment and giving instruction to clients on their physical exercise regime. A professional Gym Instructor will demonstrate their skills by responding appropriately to the changing needs of clients. Gym Instructors usually work in fitness venues, gyms or other exercise environments including community fitness environments.

The qualification required for this job role is SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness