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Fitness Instructor job description

Job Title: Fitness Instructor

Department: Neilson Beach Club

Location: Overseas

Travel Factors: Six months overseas

Reports to: Activity Manager

Direct Reports: Lifeguard/Swim Coach

Job Role Summary

To deliver a varied, fun, safe, and beneficial fitness programme to all guests of varying ability according to Neilson’s standards and procedures.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times, and maintain an excellent standard of customer service.

Provide a fitness programme which caters for all guests both children and adults, incorporating group classes and personal training sessions.

Deliver a wide variety of group sessions specifically tailored to the overseas environment.

Effectively demonstrate techniques and methods of participation and offer alternatives during classes to accommodate varying levels of fitness.

Promote the fitness programme and actively aim to increase participation.

Ensure health and safety is to the highest standard and that guests are advised on the effective and safe use of all equipment.

Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair and security of Neilson equipment and the satisfactory appearance of Neilson sites to ensure the meeting of guest expectations.

Work independently to set up, pack up, and proactively provide assistance to all guests using the fitness equipment each day.

To practically help with the set up of the centre at the start of the season and the pack down of the resort at the end of the season.

Help organize and host social events, deliver briefings and generally interact with guests at all times.

Be prepared to move between different resorts according to operational needs of the business to fulfil your contractual end date.

Be flexible in your job role and willing to assist in all other duties, within reason, as requested by your manager according to training you have been given.

Qualifications and Experience required

Exercise to Music qualification.

Gym Instructor qualification

First Aid certificate valid for the duration of the contract.

Educated to GCSE standard.

Experience of delivering a variety of exercise classes.

Previous customer service experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required

Ability to deliver fun, varied, safe and beneficial fitness sessions.

Knowledge of current fitness industry developments.

Knowledge of emergency First Aid procedures and the ability to react calmly, quickly, and effectively in emergency situations.

Knowledge to be able to plan and advise on guest fitness development and lifestyle programmes.

Ability to effectively communicate with guests of all ages, management, and other staff.

Able to work independently and on own initiative.

Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships.


Clean and tidy appearance.

Personal Qualities

Approachable, welcoming, friendly, and enthusiastic.