Helping you find a career in the fitness instruction industry
It doesn't matter what you studied at university, if you're fit and passionate about exercise, there's a place as a fitness instructor available for you! And it's a rapidly growing industry: everyone and their mum is talking about fitness these days, so why not capitalise on that and become a fitness instructor?
That's not to suggest your degree won't be useful! A degree in sports science or biology will give you all the facts about nutrition and human physiology you'll need to be a great fitness instructor. If you have a degree in a specific area, such as dance or teaching, it will also open doors to teach fitness in areas - such as state schools - that wouldn't be possible otherwise.
Fitness instruction is all about helping clients achieve their fitness goals, and your job will be to help your clients set these goals and motivate them to achieve them. Your schedule can be flexible as you'll often set your own hours. This means that being a fitness instructor is not your typical 9-5 job. To begin with you may be based at a specific gym or fitness centre, or you may work with clients outdoors or visit them in their own homes.
With enough experience and rapport with clients, you may become a highly sought-after instructor and be able to work independently as a self-employed instructor outside of a specific gym. Maybe you'll even get to open your own gym!