Description of Jobs in Health, Fitness & Sports

Blog by : Anushka Jain

To fitness freaks and sports enthusiasts like us, a desire to have a job in the fitness field is not anything new. Every day, we pass on our wisdom about fitness to our friends and colleagues. Every day, we dream about doing it for a living. But then, the reality sets in and we push the image away.
But did you know that your dream is not unrealistic anymore? Did you know these jobs actually exist and pay more than you thought? Did you know it is actually very easy and feasible for you to do it?
If you shook your head into a no, this article is for you. In this article, I am going to give a job description of eight jobs in the health fitness & sports industry that are proven to be the most satisfactory. Ready?

 

  1. Physical Education Teacher:
    Students commonly call them as a P.E teacher or a gym teacher. These teachers usually have done a certified course in physical education or athletic training. They give theoretical and practical knowledge about fitness, health and sports to the students. Their daily schedules are decided upon the school’s syllabus pattern, but usually they take one hour class daily. They start by teaching daily good habits, proper meals, and common exercises good for their body growth. Then, they move on to training kids for numerous sports they want to participate in, including basketball, football, cricket, gymnastics, tennis etc. They also teach kids some other values like discipline, being a team player, leadership skills in sports etc. Physical Education teachers make good money and have satisfactory schedules. If along with your passion for fitness, you love kids, this job is definitely for you.

 

  1. Nutritionist:
    A nutritionist’s job is to advise people in the matters of food and nutrition, and how it impacts their overall health. They also decide people’s daily meals, calorie intakes, dos and don’ts in matters of food etc. If people have specific chronic diseases, they prepare customized diet plans for them in that case. A diet plan of someone with obesity and someone with diabetes will have differences. Nutritionist can be of a few types: dietician-nutritionist, sports nutritionist, personal nutritionist etc. A smart nutritionist would be able to help their clients with whatever food problem they are facing. Usually, nutritionist have a certified course in diet programs, nutrition management etc. They can be self-employed or work in hospitals, clinics, spa-centres, gyms and sports clubs. This is one of the highest paying jobs in the fitness & health industry.

 

 

 

  1. Personal Trainer:
    Being a personal trainer is the new ‘trending’ job in health & fitness industry. A personal trainer can have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. Their job is to listen to their clients’ problems about fitness, make a plan to overcome those problems and implement the plan with daily follow-up of exercises and suitable diets. Trainers measure their clients’ strengths and weaknesses, triggers etc. to help them achieve their fitness goals. Personal trainers can either work independently or work in gyms and health clubs. Their salary is usually decided upon the kind of training they are providing to a specific client.

 

  1. Physical Therapist:
    Physical therapists own a professional degree in physiotherapy and are highly educated and experienced in the field. They help their patients recover from an injury by developing a plan, and using treatment techniques to provide aid to patient’s body movements. In many injury cases, physical therapy works better than medical therapy. So, these physiotherapists help their patients do some general exercises that can make their body function normally again. They usually work in hospitals, medical centres, health agencies, sports facilities or sometimes independently too. They earn a lot due to the technical knowledge and experience, and the medical aid they provide.

 

  1. Gym Owner:
    Being a gym owner is probably the simplest jobs of these all, while still earning a lot. For being a gym owner, you can just have a certified course of general fitness and exercise. But more than that, you need to have knowledge about start-ups and businesses. To be smart about it, you need to have a clear idea of the framework of your gym. This means deciding the business structure, the kind of exercises you will promote, the area you will establish it in etc. Also, you must appoint trainers who have enough knowledge and experience in training & exercise. If the gym ends up becoming a successful one, you would be one of the few to live your dream and earn well.

 

  1. Fitness Magazine Writer/Editor:
    This job fits for the kind of people who are the ‘fitness guru’ of their friends circle. Are you that friend who is always giving advices about healthy food and effective exercises? If you are, then how about becoming a fitness magazine writer/editor? This will help in nurturing that creative side of yours while you do what you love best – advice! For doing this, you must be certified in any general fitness course, diet & nutrition course etc. and you get paid well according to the magazine’s popularity. This job is convenient for people who want to follow their passion and keep their full-time job as this is part-time only.

 

  1. Sports trainer:
    A sports trainer is usually a certified & licensed health-care professional who practices in the field of sports, athletics etc. They are sometimes specifically an expert in one sport and train their students in the particular sport to become better. You may have visited several sports clubs where there are trainers for cricket, football, tennis, swimming etc. These are the ones we are reading about right now. They choose their method of training themselves but it always requires discipline, hard work and determination. If they do well, they can get a job in national and international clubs too to train professional players who represent our country internationally. Therefore, this is an opportunistic job that pays quite well too.

 

  1. Sports Journalist:
    This is the era of media & journalism. Hence, sports journalism has to be one of the jobs that are best suitable for people passionate about sports. These journalists do not necessarily have done a course in fitness or sports. They are professional journalists who are passionate about sports while having appropriate knowledge about it. They focus on reporting amateur and professional sporting news and events. Their daily job is to witness sports events, observe them carefully and report it to their seniors. Some of the perks of this jobs is – you get to travel, you get to go to numerous sports events and matches, you get paid very well. So, ask yourself – are you a sports fan who has a zeal for journalism?

 

Were all your questions regarding these career options in health, fitness & sports answered well? If yes, visit BFY website for enrolling yourself in your desired fitness course. If no, visit BFY for more information about them.

Workshop for Self Myofascial Release

Blog by : Anushka Jain

BFY Workshop for Self Myofascial Release (Foam Rolling)

Myofascial Release is an alternate medicine therapy that claims to treat skeletal
muscle in immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood
and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
To learn the therapy, register yourself in the BFY workshop.
All your queries have been answered below:

What will I learn from the workshop?
 Meaning of Fascia
 Meaning of Self Myofascial Release
 Meaning of flexibility
 Stretching and its types
 Foam rolling and its types
 Effects and benefits of foam rolling
 40 different stretching techniques for different muscles and soft tissues
 20 different foam rolling techniques for different muscles and soft tissues
 Who should foam roll?
 When should foam roll?

How will I benefit from the workshop?
 Improved muscle range of motion
 Increased blood flow
 Reduces muscle soreness
 Specialized knowledge in Myofascial release
 Lifetime valid certificate on attending the full workshop

Sports & Fitness

Blog by : Anushka Jain

Sports & Fitness Supplement:

 

Are you a sports & fitness enthusiast? If yes, then keep reading because you are at the right place. This is a chance to make your passion your profession.

BFY presents for you a course for sports and fitness supplement. Your dream is not that far. Become a professional sports and fitness instructor today!

 

What is in the course syllabus?

  1. Man: evolution of lifestyle and nutrition
  2. Human Body: basic anatomy and physics
  3. Energy Concept: energy systems of body
  4. Diet & Nutrition: basics
  5. Supplement Prologue: defining supplements and its basics
  6. Fundamentals of Performance Nutrition: macro & micro nutrients, antioxidants & other nutrients
  7. Knowing Supplement better: deeper knowledge
  8. Creatine: concept
  9. Steroids: basic information
  10. Secrets of muscle building: supplements and muscle building
  11. Supplement on Specific Conditions: fat loss, weight gain, muscle building, increasing energy levels & various diseases

 

 

 

 

How will you benefit from the course?

 

  • Gain appropriate knowledge with the help of the most pioneering course of its kind in India. This course includes extensive information on the topic.
  • Get a certificate at the end of the course if you succeed in passing the exams.
  • Make you a better fitness professional, instructor, coach, dietician, personal trainer, body builder etc.
  • If you are none of the above, now you can be.

 

What is the course eligibility?

You must be 18 years old

 

Certificates:

This is an upgrading course i.e. applicants must have prior knowledge of basic nutrition.

 

What about career prospects?

Completing this course will make you a specialist in nutritional supplements of sports, exercise & fitness. You will be an expert in the use of: vitamins – mineral tablets/capsules, whey protein powder, Creatine powder, steroids, weight gain, fat loss supplements etc.

 

What about the course material?

It will be provided to you as soon as we receive the payment for the course.

 

Passing Marks: 50%

Course Type: Correspondence only

 

Don’t doubt your passion for fitness and apply for this course! Along with so much deeper knowledge and understanding, you will also get a lifetime valid certificate on clearing the exam. Enrol today!

BE A FITNESS TRAINER

Blog by : Anushka Jain

BE A FITNESS TRAINER

 

Are you tired of the monotonous 9 to 5 job?
Want to start doing something new and exciting?

Make your passion your profession!

It’s time to give yourself a chance to live. Make fitness your career.
You can be:

  • An Aerobics Instructor
  • Gym Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Fitness Writer
  • Fitness trainer for sportsmen
  • Corporate Health Management
  • Weight Loss Specialist etc.

 

Scared of stepping foot in this industry? Let us tell you the reasons you should join it today:

  • High demand
  • Good income
  • Satisfaction
  • Flexibility
  • Enhanced skills
  • Helping others

What should be your first step? Easy – get certified in the suitable course!

Reasons for getting certified:

  • Qualified individuals have value
  • Better placements
  • Better income
  • Employers demand only qualified individuals

 

Why get certified with BFY?

 

 

  • Best, most qualified and experienced faculty
  • Get the course of your choice
  • Get guidance & support at all times
  • Promotion & Placement guidance
  • Part-time course that saves time
  • Regularly updated through workshops, meetings and seminars by National & International presenters
  • Get fitness & health consultancy
  • Associate yourself with a premium organisation
  • Help-line through BFY – India
  • Join the fitness revolution – make wealth from health

 

Check the study material in advance by enrolling early:

You will receive the study material as soon as your payment/cheque/draft is cleared.

 

Tests & Exams:

Exams are of MCQ type.
Passing marks – 25 out of 50 (50%)

 

Want to know the syllabus beforehand?

  1. Introduction to physical fitness
  2. Cardio-respiratory fitness
  3. Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  4. Kinesiology
  5. Nutrition
  6. Body Composition
  7. Client Assessment
  8. Injury Prevention
  9. Special Population
  10. Motivational techniques
  11. Legal issues
  12. Professional responsibilities
  13. Emergency training

 

Requirements for the course:

  • Candidate must be 18 years old

 

Interested yet? What are you waiting for?
Enrol today and get a lifetime valid certificate on clearing the exam.

If you don’t settle for a life partner, why settle for your career?

BFY will help you live you dream.

Four Reasons to trust BFY for your fitness course

Blog by : Anushka Jain

Four Reasons to trust BFY for your fitness course:

 

In today’s world, nobody trusts anybody without any reason. So, it is clear to us how our consumers would not trust us unless we provide them with a few reasons to do so. We understand that our consumers would choose us only if we give them a little more than their expectations. So, following are our reasons to explain why you should trust BFY for your fitness course:

  1. Choose your own course: BFY provides you with numerous options for your courses in fitness, diet or sports.
    How would that help you?
    You can actually read about all the courses on our website, discuss your preferences with experts and choose the right one for yourself. Having so many options tell you what you already didn’t know, therefore expanding your knowledge, and giving you a chance to explore a new side of yourself too. Suppose, you were looking for courses to become a gym trainer but you read how beneficial it is to become a personal trainer while exploring the courses. You would have one more choice, leading you to think everything through before you make a decision.

 

  1. Best training faculty: At BFY, we provide you with the best faculty. They are certified, experienced and experts in their fields. A lot of them are award-winning experts, still wanting to work in BFY because of the quality we provide here. There are physiologists, fitness experts, physical therapists, dieticians etc. working with us. There is more information available about each faculty on our website.

 

 

  1. Our Aim: BFY is concerned about the lack of awareness in fitness, sports & diet in our country. Therefore, it was founded with the aim to promote and develop the sports, health and fitness education in India. It trains people in a way that they can add value to the fitness industry of our country. We have 19 centres around India, all working together to make our country healthy & fit.

 

  1. BFY App: Apart from all this, BFY app also provides a lot of services to its users including:
  • Exclusive discounts on workshops, seminars and courses
  • 24/7 customer support
  • User friendly interface
  • Monthly fitness quiz with cash prizes
  • Sample test papers for students
  • In app video/digital/audio tutorials
  • Fitness widgets (BMI, Calorie intake adviser, ideal weight etc.)
  • Instant BFY updates through push notifications

 

With numerous courses, best facilities, quality teaching, proper guidance & counselling, BFY has become India’s premiere health and fitness training and education organisation. We promise to provide you a successful life in the fitness industry. Join us today.

Kickboxing – fitness course

Blog By – Dr Rohit – BFY Faculty

Kickboxing Fitness combines and modifies martial arts and boxing techniques and movements into a sound workout. There are many aspects of health and fitness that can potentially be improved through this method of training. Cardiovascular endurance & strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility can be improved, depending on the training stimulus utilized. Muscular strength and power can also be enhanced by including training activities and/or methods that specifically promote improvement in those particular fitness components. As skill and fitness levels improve, the physical stress placed on the body can be gradually and progressively increased to establish an environment of continuous improvement.

Kickboxing Fitness trainer course is primarily focused on providing safe and effective exercise activities for participants. It is a fitness certification program that utilizes techniques, movements and combinations of movements from boxing, karate, kickboxing, and self-defence training.

Safety and effectiveness are two important considerations when teaching or leading fitness classes utilizing martial art /boxing movements and techniques.

Kickboxing is typically a competitive (combat) contact sports requiring quick, powerful ,and explosive movements intended to contact an opponents body. But here kickboxing fitness is an activity intended to enhance an individuals health status and conditioning levels and also promotes physical ,emotional, mental well being.

Program Development 

There are different ways to structure or develop kickboxing fitness certification classes. The potential options for program structure and class formats could include any of the following :

Program Structure – Skill/Conditioning Breakdown.

Orientation Classes – To market effectively, advertised as a teaching class, not a workout. This is also an opportune time for beginning instructors to hone their knowledge and skills. Recommend 30 minute duration. Class length and class description should alleviate possible intimidation of potentially new, deconditioned members.

Beginner –for novice low intensity level ,single movements gradually grouped into single movement combination,class duration should be of 30-45 min .

Intermediate—it is actually a phase of skill and conditioningintensities of movements are slightly higher and new pattern ,techniques ,drills,are  introduced.recommended duration is 45-60 min.

Advancedintensities of techniques and drills ,combination are further increased.recommended 60-75 min.

Benefits of kickboxing

Physical benefits

Cardio vascular conditioning : It can be achived by the repetitive  performance of physical movements .Aerobic and anaerobic workouts can be performed in different training formats including circuit,interval or group training.

An aerobic workout utilizes large muscles groups in rhythmic, continous movements in order to elevate the heart rate(50-85%) for specified period of time.

An anaerobic workout is performed in an interval workout format, with work /rest periods determined by fitness levels of the participants and specific program goals. The main energy system used are phosphogen system and anaerobic glycol sis.

Muscular conditioning

Kickboxing technique movement pattern can be considered more functional than other traditional exercise .muscle endurance improves, as there are repetitive movements .if muscular strength and power is a goal ,specific strength training activities must be incorporated into the class format like plyometrics and other calisthenics exercises(punching bag and medicine ball).

Flexibility

The variety of movements, which occurs at many joints together at different joint angles, which places dynamic and ballistic stretches on muscles and connectives tissues through full range of motion.

Physical coordination

Improved physical co-ordination is a direct result of learning the specific movements and combination of movements associated with kickboxing fitness workout .It also improve hand to eye and hand to leg co-ordination.

Psychological benefits

Emotional benefits

A person can develop confidence and discipline by starting ,maintaining and experiencing the physical results of an exercise program.it also increase self reliance and and self esteem.

Stress relief

As you use puncing and kicking in a contructive manner not in rage or anger it also induces relaxtion and mental and physical level ,therby relieving stress.

 

Some extra benefits are

1.Can be used as a new method of cross training.

2.Development of awareness of physical capabilities  (reactivity,agility,quikness,speed).

3.Can be used as a base of self defense .

Starting position / Stance

Starting position should always be safe and stable ,it must provide the greatest possible balance point from which kickboxing movements can begin.There are two main starting positions :

  1. STRADLE STANCE .
  2. FIGHTER’S STANCE.

STARDDLE STANCE

It provides good lateral balance but minimal front to back balance.

It places high torque and shear stresses to be placed on lower spine ,hip,knee,and ankle joint specially while performing cross punches.

FIGHTER’S STANCE

It provide a good combination of lateral and front to back balance which is easy to maintain because feet are never positioned in one line .It gives real competitive look for to the participant which is good for the psychology of workout as it increase confidence and also increase spatial orientation and awareness.

Pivoting

It is one of the most important movements , relative to safety and effectiveness, in a kickboxing workout. Pivoting is performed by with body weight distributed as evenly as possible on both feet and forward on the balls of both feet.

BOB” AND “WEAVE”

BOB :

This movement is similar to lunge  and starts from the fighter’s stance .It can be done stationary or with a slight step forward by the leading leg, as it is executed  by flexing both knees in order to lower the upper body.

“WEAVE”

This movement is a bit more difficult to perform safely than BOB,as it involves greater rotation at the hips /shoulder as well as some necessary pivoting of the feet. Visualize the head drawing the letter U in the air. Maintaining the spinal column in neutral alignment throughout the movement.

Make career in fitness,Become a kickboxing trainer by getting fitness certificate from BFY Sports and fitness – fitness institute. Click here for details

 

BFY student : Dinesh Kumar

Blog by : Kriti Bhardwaj

In this era of rat race there are a very few people who opt for a career they love and not because of any pressure of others. Mr. Dinesh Kumar is one of those people who chose his interest as his career . He had always been a sportsman in school and loved to stay fit and that is why he chose fitness as his career option. He says that he likes his profession as a sportsman and says that it had always been his passion to pursue his career in this field only. He came to know about BFY sports and fitness through online advertising and choose BFY sports because it very popular for its services and certifications. He had a great experience and was very impressed with the kind of services they provide there! He said that there was very well training and very well practicals and he said that the trainers were very experienced and dedicated. According to him not all trainers are dedicated towards teaching but here he had a great time.
Right now he is working as a freelance personal trainer and trains different people. He says that he loves his job and he loves to train . His earnings vary depending on the work as he is a freelancer and generally his earnings fall between 40 – 65 thousand rupees per month. He is satisfied with what he earns. He is very happy and says that his earnings increased very much after doing his certification from BFY sports and fitness.
When asked about his future plans he said that currently he is not planning for any other business because at this point of time has a a lot of work in his hands. He says that he has done a lot of commitments in life and is first working to make them happen and wants to complete them before taking any other work. He says that he has a tight schedule and does nt have any spare time for other things. He wants to do more certifications and gain more experience so that he could be a good trainer and so that in turn he could earn good amount of money! According to him, more the person in trained and experienced the more he can earn and prosper.
He wants to advice the young and new aspirants entering this fitness industry is that they should have thorough and practical knowledge. They should know how to deal with clients and t give them the best advice.

Jean-Ann Marnoch: “Fitness instructors are undervalued”

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

The fitness industry must do more for instructors by increasing salaries and investing in training, according to Jean-Ann Marnoch, instructor experience director at Les Mills UK.

In an interview in the latest issue of Health Club Management, Marnoch called for gym owners to recognise the value of instructors.

“Instructors have been paid the same wage for the last 15 years. If we truly valued the role they play in increasing participation, this would have changed by now,” she said.

“I’m at a loss as to why the industry doesn’t place more value on the person who makes or breaks the customer experience.”

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Marnoch joined Les Mills UK in 2013, tasked with improving its training programme, and has grown the training team from 35 to today’s workforce of 100. The trainers are elite coaches who educate instructors across the UK, ensuring they develop in line with national standards.

“If you look at the most successful clubs in the world, they have large studios, some as big as sports halls, and these are rammed at six o’clock in the morning and again throughout the evening,” she said.

“That’s because they invest in and retain great instructors and end up with a waiting list of people wanting to get into their clubs and classes.”

Know more about us at http://www.bfysportsnfitness.com 

BFY provides training for Personal Trainers and courses in Sports nutrition and Diet in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Dehradun, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gurgaon.

BFY also provides Placements Services in India.

 

5 Signs of an Outstanding Group Fitness Instructor

Blog by: Suryakant Tripathi

Source: chicagonow.com

The famous poet Goethe is noted for having said that “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it” over two centuries ago, and yet his description still rings true today.  As a group fitness instructor who’s seen it all, I find this timeless truth displayed boldly and beautifully when I am in an outstanding and inspiring group exercise class. As a group fitness instructor myself, I know the planning, preparation, training, and discipline it takes to make a class magically motivating. I mean, let’s face it. We stand up there as instructors in front of a group of people in which the majority of them probably don’t even want to be in the gym.  They’d rather be shopping, or eating, or anything other than exercising, but it’s something about the class, there’s just something about the instructor that makes them come out and keep going when they want to quit.

Most people don’t realize that group fitness instructors have a special gift and talent that takes time and tenacity to cultivate. If you don’t believe me, take a class with someone who has no idea what they are doing. You will see people burning the majority of their calories by cranking their head toward the clock to see when the madness will end, or they may just walk out because they don’t know what the problem is, they just know something ain’t right. I’ve seen this happen while others have been teaching, and despite my best efforts to support a fellow teacher by staying until the end, like the others who jump ship, I too have left early when I couldn’t take it anymore.  This happened to me recently and led me to see that there are signs you can observe that tell if a person knows what they are doing, and what in fact, makes them outshine the rest.

Here are 5 signs of an outstanding group fitness instructor that I have found:

1. They are confident. They come in, get the music cued, go in front of the class, introduce themselves, give eye contact, and smile. This may seem like a trivial characteristic but the way an instructor starts the class sets the tone for the entire workout. If they seem rushed, disinterested, nervous, flustered, or anything other than confident, participants know it and it immediately sets the “I could be doing [fill in the blank with anything other than this]” mechanism in a person’s head. The lights that were on to be motivated to get to the gym and take a class click off instantaneously. People think, “Here we go. I knew I shouldn’t have come here.” Because let’s face it: doesn’t everyone always have other things to do than to taking a boring or unstructured exercise class?

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2. They are able to give visual and verbal instructions to help you build, tone, and stretch the right body parts, or move rhythmically with ease throughout the workout. Here’s an example of what I mean from a new, inexperienced, unskilled instructor: The music is on. The class has started. They go in front of the room and say, “Okay, here we go! March! Come on! March! Move! Go left! Go right! Get your leg up! Turn around! You can do it! Come on people!” And this is five seconds into the class! This may sound comical but I have seen this with my own two eyes. A skilled, outstanding group fitness instructor instructs people on the right muscles to use and engage such as their core, but not just by saying, “Okay contract your core!” which I hear people say and do all the time, having no clue as to what or where their core muscles are or how to activate them.  Or, they will also instruct people on the importance of neutral spine alignment, even if they’ve taught the same class a million times. There are certain factors of group fitness instruction that must be repeated like your regularly scheduled commercial break because you are always teaching the to the newcomer, and reminding the person who comes regularly all the same.

3. They know how to cue. This one is huge! People think that teaching a class is as simple as 1, 2, 3, and that it’s done in that order. But this is a HUGE sign of a new, unskilled, or untrained instructor. And in fact, nothing annoys me more than being in a class where the instructor is teaching from the lower number going forward. They say, “Okay, we are going to do jumping jacks! Ready? Here we go! 1, 2, 3, ….!” Well when will we end? It’s an open-ended exercise and this creates a feeling of wanting to quit because for the person exercising, there’s no end to visualize. There’s no finish line or tape to run across. The race is going but you have no idea where it ends. This activates a feeling of “I can’t do it” to the exerciser, whereas a skilled instructor knows to count BACKWARDS starting from the highest number and going down to one.

As for cueing, it is pure artistry to be able to do 32-count phrasing smoothly and effortlessly. An outstanding instructor stays on the tempo and has the practiced skill of being able to tell participants what they are about to do, BEFORE they do it. So, if you want a person to do 20 jumping jacks, they know how to pump the participants up to say “We are going to do 20 jumping jacks, in 4, 3, 2, 1” and get people excited and ready for what’s to come. Then, you start them at 20 and instantly, the participant says, “Okay, I can do this!” They begin to focus. They push. They may not extend their hands all the way over the heads or their lateral jump may become smaller but doggone it, they start at 20 and get to 1! Plus, an outstanding group fitness instructor will have the participants high five one another with everyone cheering, “We did it! We made it!”  And this leads me to my next point.

4. Outstanding group fitness instructors create a sense of community and camaraderie within their classes. People feel connected to one another. They begin to learn each other’s “spots” in the class and may even rush each other in the locker room, or parking lot, and help them wrap up a conversation with someone else. They tell each other “Come on girl, we have to get to this class.”  They may even start a phone tree or email group, and now thanks to social media, they may even form a Facebook group to keep one another encouraged and accountable. This is because outstanding group fitness instructors invest lots of time and energy into others, and most importantly, they do the same for themselves. This leads me to my last point.

An AFAA-Certified instructor is one who is highly skilled because there is a written and practical component to gain certification.

5. An outstanding group fitness instructor invests in their continuing education. They know the importance of getting a nationally recognized certificate as an exercise instructor, in addition to trademarked specialty certifications for different formats for which they want to become highly skilled to have the licensing to teach.  Many even go on to pursue advanced academic study and attain degrees in the field of exercise instruction.  They stay on the cutting edge of trends in the fitness industry. They are lifelong learners and exude this enthusiasm and passion for knowledge to their participants.

Some people think that group fitness instruction is some kind of glorified drill sergeant in spandex. But it’s more than playing blaring techno music while yelling at people with a high pitched vibrato.  To be an outstanding group fitness instructor takes  talent, skill, and amazing amounts of energy. It’s also time consuming. It’s expensive. It’s draining. But most importantly, it’s exhilarating and fulfilling. There is nothing more satisfying and heart-warming than to have someone thank you for how you’ve helped them.

In fact, this happened to me last week.

 It was the final week of our Spring session, and where I teach we form a circle and have a time of prayer requests or praise reports to share at the end of class. This, by the way, is my favorite part. Well during our circle time, a 72-year-young woman said to the group that, “A year ago I could not stand this woman.” [Talking about me]. “She would tell us all of these muscles we were using. She would have us stretch. She would time our intervals. And she would encourage us beyond belief. And it wasn’t that she was mean or anything.  I didn’t like her because I couldn’t do the majority of the exercises she had us doing. I couldn’t reach my toes. I couldn’t hardly get out the chair. My blood pressure was high and my diabetes was out of control. But now, thanks to Elana,” [Now you know all the tears are flowing around the circle now], “Thanks to Elana I have lost over thirty pounds. My pressure is down and my diabetes is under control. I can reach, bend, and stretch. I’m not where I want to be. But I’m sho’ll not where I used to be! I just thank God for this class and for Elana.”

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BFY provides training for Personal Trainers and courses in Sports nutrition and Diet in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Dehradun, Jaipur, Lucknow, Gurgaon.

BFY also provides Placements Services in India.