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Mark Maguire

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  Mark	Maguire
The advice I would give is firstly talk to someone you may know that is already in the trade and ask them any questions that you may have or ask them about some of there first hand experiences.

Another good piece of advice would be to go onto YouTube and search some basic electrics, keep in mind that these are the kind of things that you will face when you go to the college phases of your apprenticeship . There are books and e-books that can be purchased to get an understanding.
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Exercise and Health Instructor

Job Zone

Education
Most occupations in this zone require job specific training (vocational training) related to the occupation (NFQ Levels 5 and 6 or higher), related on-the-job experience, or a relevant professional award.

Related Experience
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, electricians typically complete four years of training in order to perform the job.

Job Training
Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognised apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.

Job Zone Examples
These occupations usually involve using communication and organisational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include restaurant managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, hairdressers, and web developers.

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Exercise Instructor
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€20 -  
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Last Updated: March, 2011

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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At a Glance... header image

Trains and advises people in health and fitness using various training techniques.


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The following is a list of the most commonly reported tasks and activities for this occupation

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Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.

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Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.

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Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.

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Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.

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Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.

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Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.

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Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.

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Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.

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Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.

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Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.

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Organisation: University of Limerick
  Address: Plassey Technological Park, Limerick
  Tel: (061) 202015
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Organisation: Institute of Leisure and Amenity Management (ILAM) Ireland
  Address: Allenwood Enterprise Park, Allenwood North, Naas, Co Kildare
  Tel: (045) 859950
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Organisation: Physical Education Association of Ireland
  Address: University of Limerick, National Technology Park, Limerick
  Tel: 087 6480475 or 087 1346115
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Organisation: NCEHS, National Training Centre for Fitness Instructors
  Address: 16A St. Josephs Parade- off Dorset Street, Dublin 7
  Tel: (01) 830 7063
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Organisation: NCEF Office
  Address: Press Building, University of Limerick, Limerick
  Tel: (061) 202829
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