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Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors
(SOC Code : 39-9031)
in Ventura County

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities and the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary to improve their skills. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category. Exclude "Athletic Trainers" (29-9091).

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Ventura County is the same as Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura MSA20171st Qtr$27.12$22.38$27.89$31.94

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
Ventura 2014 - 202472091019026.433

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Ventura County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Other Amusement & Recreation Industries 33968.8%
Civic and Social Organizations 13510.6%
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 1,1601.7%
Other Personal Services 2011.6%
Other Schools and Instruction 2731.1%
Accommodation 1721.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Health and Physical Education, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Observe participants and inform them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
Instruct participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines.
Offer alternatives during classes to accommodate different levels of fitness.
Plan routines, choose appropriate music, and choose different movements for each set of muscles, depending on participants` capabilities and limitations.
Teach proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion.
Evaluate individuals` abilities, needs, and physical conditions, and develop suitable training programs to meet any special requirements.
Monitor participants` progress and adapt programs as needed.
Explain and enforce safety rules and regulations governing sports, recreational activities, and the use of exercise equipment.
Provide students with information and resources regarding nutrition, weight control, and lifestyle issues.
Administer emergency first aid, wrap injuries, treat minor chronic disabilities, or refer injured persons to physicians.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Stamina - The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
Gross Body Coordination - The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without `giving out` or fatiguing.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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Alternate Titles
Personal Trainers; Trainers; Fitness Instructors; Group Exercise Instructors; Group Fitness Instructors; Fitness Directors; Fitness Technicians; Fitness Coordinators; and Private Trainers
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