If you ask me about annoying people, I will tell you that one of the most annoying is a fitness instructor. Are they bad people? No, certainly not. Are they as people unlikable? No. The problem is that when I’m exercising they are telling me to work harder, push myself more. While I know that is exactly what I need to do, and that is just what they are getting paid to do, I still can’t help but fantasizing about smacking them across the face just once. I’m not a mean person by any means, but even I have my limits, and I can get cranky when my limits are pushed.
I would never do that of course, because I really don’t have anything against any fitness instructor I have ever met. They are great people, even if they are a little overly peppy. They do what they need to do to keep you moving so you can get the very best out of your workout. Even though my temper may flare in the middle of a workout when the fitness instructor says, “Just one more time,” I am grateful to them when the workout is over and I feel like I have accomplished something.
If you are having trouble keeping up with your fitness instructor, you may want to do something a little different until you can get your endurance up to par with the class they are holding. Everyone has to start somewhere, and many times classes with a fitness instructor are not the best idea for someone just starting down the path to a better lifestyle. Unless a class is specifically geared towards beginners, you might want to work one on one with a personal trainer for a while before you attempt a class. You may even find working with a personal trainer is something you want to stick with permanently.
If you are in great shape, on the other hand, and you love to workout, you may want to consider being a fitness instructor as a way to make money. Many gyms need instructors who can teach and keep a class moving and motivated. You can take courses to teach you how to be a good and effective fitness instructor, and these may also help you learn how to be a personal trainer if you want to skip the class and work one on one with people. For the workout junkie, this might be the perfect career choice.