Job description Fitness Instructor in Québec

Find out what work is like for a fitness instructor in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness (NOC 5254).

Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness


Program leaders and instructors in recreation, sport and fitness lead and instruct groups and individuals in recreational, sports, fitness or athletic programs. They are employed by community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health care facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions, government departments, private businesses, tourism associations and similar establishments.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Plan and carry out recreational, athletic, fitness and sports activities
  • Assemble supplies and sports and game equipment
  • Demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques
  • Instruct groups and individuals in arts, crafts and similar activities and lead groups and individuals in recreational or leisure programs
  • Attend to clients with special needs
  • Provide lifestyle awareness information
  • Conduct therapeutic recreational or athletic activities
  • Monitor recreational, sports or fitness activities to ensure safety and provide emergency or first aid assistance when required
  • Enforce safety rules and regulations
  • Assist with co-ordination of special events
  • Schedule activities, keep logs, maintain records and prepare reports
  • May train and supervise staff
  • May maintain and repair sports equipment.

Job titles

  • recreation technician
  • lifeguard
  • day camp leader
  • camp counsellor
  • riding instructor
  • fitness instructor
  • aerobics instructor
  • swimming instructor - sports
  • recreation program leader
  • ski instructor
  • playground worker
  • ski patrol
  • gymnastics teacher
  • fitness appraiser
  • certified personal trainer
  • personal trainer

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