Fitness Trainer

Fitness Instructor

Fitness Coach

Gym Trainer

The tasks a Fitness Trainer is expected to perform include:

Training others through various fitness activities

Providing training to trainees of all ages, shape and sizes to get healthier and achieve desired fitness levels through focused exercises and activities

Carrying out physical examination and understanding fitness goals

Inspecting activity area and equipment

Capturing and studying past and current medical as well as the physical state of trainee

Understanding and noting down the trainee?s goals and sub-goals

Preparing a training plan for the trainee

Conducting tests as per the requirement of the trainee

Creating awareness of injuries and prevention techniques

Reporting any issues related to training equipment and activity area to the concerned personnel or management

Familiar with different types of exercises

Knowledge of different exercise equipment and maintenance of the same

Skilled in various muscle building and fat burning techniques

Knowledge of training combinations for athletes, regular and occasional users

Basic knowledge of emergency response procedures like how to assess physical injuries and provide emergency relief

Equipped to administer basic first aid

Basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Aware of accepted best practice principles of exercise

Equipped to identify muscles responsible for various movements

Basic knowledge of occupational health and safety guidelines for providing personal training

Knowledge of impact of exercises on body

Aware of exercise limitations based on physical and mental limitations

Skilled in providing instructions on usage of various gym equipment

Knowledge of nutrition and dietary requirements based on person?s habits, lifestyle, etc.

Skilled in muscle relaxation techniques

Training in gym training






Good interpersonal skills

Good leadership skills

Attention to detail


It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling maybe a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Fitness clubs usually work for 6/7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from club to club

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards may include stiff back, joint pain and muscle injuries, if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 10,000 per month

For candidates with experience - INR 15,000 to INR 25,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Health & Fitness Sector in India

Fitness has emerged both as a lucrative business opportunity and a sustainable career option in recent times in India. It is not just the celebrities and the rich who want to stay fit but the fitness bug has bitten a large chunk of professional urbanites. Physical fitness is not just about staying healthy, it is also about looking good and leading an active life. The task of achieving a healthy body seems simple enough, yet it is not so. One has to follow a regular and a strict fitness regime to achieve this objective. At the same time, it is imperative to seek expert advice of a fitness instructor in this regard.

The role of a Fitness Trainer/Fitness Instructor is a multifaceted one. The first and foremost responsibility is to guide trainees to get into shape. Other than gym routines, fitness trainers also have to provide guidance regarding posture, dietary intake, food supplements and latest fitness techniques and so on. Furthermore, they have to cater to the special needs and requirements of their clients. People are choosing to go for a Fitness Trainer/Fitness Instructor is because they need professional guidance when it comes to staying fit. With the growing number of gyms and health centres in the country, the job of a Fitness Trainer has ample of opportunities to grow.


Sports professionals

Sports clubs


Fitness clubs

Cities and towns across India

Will be updated

Various private and government institutes across India

Will be updated