Jessica, a yoga instructor, talks about how she got her start in her career and describes her typical day. She started a career in conservation and spent a year working in Africa. She returned and fell in love with yoga and teaching, and now hopes to combine her passions to have a threefold career.
Fitness trainers and instructors lead, instruct, and motivate individuals or groups in exercise activities, including cardiovascular exercise (exercises for the heart and blood system), strength training, and stretching. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.
Short-term on-the-job training
Some group fitness instructors and personal fitness trainers work other full-time jobs and teach fitness classes or offer personal training sessions during the week or on the weekend. Fitness trainers and instructors may work nights, weekends, or holidays. Some travel to different gyms or to clients' homes to teach classes or offer personal training sessions.