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As a children’s fitness instructor you may be responsible for setting up after-school activities, holiday play and activity schemes and teaching on existing children’s programmes. You will need to be flexible and adaptable  using different activities to motivate and inspire children of various ages to enjoy physical activity.

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Working hours

Your working hours are likely to be quite varied and depend on whether or not you are employed by a specific school, gym, health club or leisure centre. If you are working with schools you will be often be required to run activities as part of an after-school club. It is most likely you will work on a contract or freelance basis.


As many children’s fitness instructors work on a freelance, contract or part-time basis they are usually paid hourly. The average hourly wage for this position will vary based on location but will average between £15 – £20 per hour.

Qualifications needed

Read more about the qualifications you need to become a personal trainer or take a look at other YMCA Awards qualifications.

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