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​Fitness and Outdoor Recreation

Looking after a client’s fitness one-on-one, advising on nutrition and safe exercise, looking at the tactics and psychology that goes into building a sports team, guiding or instructing in the great outdoors; these are the skills, supported by industry endorsed qualifications, which will take you on an exciting career path in the Fitness and Outdoor sector.


As a Fitness Instructor you’ll be helping people improve their general fitness or train for a special event. This means your day could see you discussing clients’ goals, assessing their fitness and body types, and then designing fitness classes or individual programmes. You’ll also be working with clients one-on-one, ensuring correct techniques are used and providing basic nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Sport Coaches spend their days helping individual athletes and teams improve their sporting skills. Your day could include helping athletes learn the rules of a sport, advising on tactics and the psychology of a sport, organising practice sessions and competitions, developing training programmes, identifying and encouraging talented players, selecting teams, ensuring player safety and looking after sports equipment.

If fresh air, adventure and the great outdoors appeal then so will a career as an Outdoor Recreation Guide. You’ll spend your time teaching or guiding outdoor activities such as rafting, kayaking, diving, caving and tramping. Your day could also include risk assessment, organising safety procedures, checking equipment, running rescue practices, organising bookings, food and transport and maintaining trip logbooks.


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