Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities.
Fitness trainers and instructors work in facilities such as recreation centers, health clubs, and yoga studios. Many work variable or part-time schedules that may include nights, weekends, or holidays.
The education and training typically required for fitness trainers and instructors varies by type of specialty, and employers prefer to hire those with certification.
The median annual wage for fitness trainers and instructors was $40,510 in May 2020.
Employment of fitness trainers and instructors is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. As businesses, government, and insurance organizations continue to recognize the benefits of health and fitness for their employees, incentives to join gyms or other types of health clubs are expected to increase the need for fitness trainers and instructors.