Becoming a Fitness Professional

25 Feb

Becoming a fitness professional definately has it’s perks.  Yes, you get paid to work out!  Now who doesn’t want to get paid to look great!   Sounds like a great job, so today I’m going to tell you how you get started  Well, it’s like any other job.  You have to have experience to get hired at any good club, but how do you get experience if you can’t get a job?  The lovely Catch 22!  Read on….

I started directing group exercise programs when I was 21.  That’s not common, but having those jobs gave me a lot of experience on hiring, firing, training, developing new fitness programs, and understanding the member’s needs.  Hiring instructors was often the toughest part because it was a challenge to find good instructors that the members would actually like.  When people came to me wanting to teach at one of my gyms, I wanted to know where they were currently teaching and what they did for training.  I could care less if they were certified or not.  Now of course they needed to be certified, but a certification told me very little about their teaching ability.  It’s like any profession.  Anyone can take an exam, but being able to execute, that’s another story.

That being said, I have trained so many people in the last 15 years to become instructors because I needed more talent for the programs I brought to different cities.  I needed to be able to take vacation and have someone teach while I was away.   And then I realized there were some people who loved my classes so much, that I just knew that had the ability, so I trained them.  That was when I had time because there have really been no formal programs to train new and experienced instructors to become great instructors until now.  

So if you are interested in becoming a fitness professional, there now exists a course at the prestigious Equinox health club with Robert Sherman, an amazing international presenter.  The Equinox Group Fitness Training Institute offers a progressive curriculum that covers the vast knowledge and unique skill-set required to be a successful group leader.  Want to know more, check out the curriculum at

If you have more questions, contact information is listed below:

If you are on the East Coast, contact Robert Sherman at 301-652-1078 x3707,

If you are on the West Coast, contact Jeffrey Scott at 917-608-0891,

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In Health and Happiness,

Madeline Dolente

One Response to “Becoming a Fitness Professional”

  1. The Weight Run Down February 25, 2012 at 5:04 pm #

    I wish I had your job for a living!

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