Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor DISC Chart

Job Summary

A fitness instructor organizes and conducts fitness classes for groups of people. They teach a variety of classes within a gym or fitness studio. Instructors are responsible for developing class plans, being familiar with various styles of class formats offered, supervising class participants, and leading instructional sessions. They deliver fun, engaging fitness classes designed to improve participants’ mental and physical well-being. This position requires excellent customer service and extensive knowledge of the specific class being taught, along with a good understanding of current fitness trends.

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Personality types of a Fitness Instructor

Each letter of DISC represents polar personality types with correlating behaviors and characteristics. Learn more about their strengths and weaknesses, how they communicate, and more

high D - Problem Solver

Likes to make decisions

high I - Influencer

Likes to interact with people

high S - Stabilizer

Likes to have structure

low C - Innovator

Likes to be creative

Behavioral Qualities for a Fitness Instructor

Behavioral qualities make people naturally act in a certain way. Utilize people's natural behaviors and strengths at work.
  • Self-reliant. Independent and autonomous.
  • Enthusiastic. Excited and joyful.
  • Structured. Organized and systematic.
  • Independent. Free to explore and experiment.

Motivators for a Fitness Instructor

Motivators are values that drive people. To retain passionate employees, place people in a role that utilizes their values
  • Political: A drive for authority, to take command. To tend to the political drive, give them the opportunity to lead a team of other instructors.
  • Altruistic: A caring drive to benefit and support others. To tend to the altruistic drive, allow them to collaborate with other team members and help work on critical problems with others.
  • Regulatory: A drive to maintain order and the status quo. To tend to the regulatory drive, provide a clear set of guidelines for them to follow.

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