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Fitness Instructor Interview

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Updated on August 17th, 2018 |
Question 1 of 25
Tell me about your customer service experience.
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How to Answer
You will be working one-on-one with clients and building relationships with them. Your prior customer service experience will help you to communicate effectively with customers and understand their needs.
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Question 2 of 25
What are your thoughts on a vegan lifestyle? Do you support it or think it is overrated?
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Know your audience. If you are interviewing to work for a company that encourages a plant based diet and steers clear of the meat and dairy industry, you might want to learn a thing or two about their values. Depending on which direction you sway, you can answer fairly and diplomatically along these lines:

"The vegan lifestyle is great for some individuals. I have had clients achieve excellent results by cutting out meat and dairy. I also know that for those who tend towards anemia may need to get their protein from other sources like eggs or cheese. I don't think being vegan is overrated, but I do think it's important to consider someone's health history before recommending any restrictive diet."
Question 3 of 25
What techniques would you employ to increase your clientele?
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This questions goes back to sales and self-promotion. What do you do to get new clients? Some people use social media to promote themselves while others find it more effective to do face-to-face marketing. Do you have business cards, your own website and an email marketing campaign? When you're at the gym do you make an effort to introduce yourself to new members and tell them about your services? Building a reputation for training that gives results is the first step. Next is making sure everyone knows about! Share a few techniques that have helped you increase your number of clients.
Question 4 of 25
How do you keep an aerobics group motivated throughout the exercise?
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"I see myself as a coach, pushing my clients to challenge themselves and using encouraging words and motivation to keep them going. I keep the music upbeat and fun and let them know a little bit about what to expect before the class so that they know what we'll be working on. I say things like "Keep going, you got this!" and "We're almost there!" to help them stay focused and keep the momentum."

Motivating language is so important in fitness instruction. Keep the energy of the class positive and know when to remind everyone to keep working and breathing.
Question 5 of 25
What nutrition education have you received?
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Just as you would sell your services to new clients, sell your interviewer on your knowledge of nutrition. Give them confidence that you could help clients change their eating habits by explaining the pros and cons of different foods, assisting them with meal planning, lowering sugar intake and consumption of processed foods. If you received a formal education in nutrition in college or through your fitness certification, highlight a few concepts that you have found most helpful for your clients.
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Ryan Brown, is the creator of MockQuestions. He has over ten years experience creating interview questions. His website has helped over 10 million job seekers in their interview preparation.
First written on: 03/18/2014
Last modified on: 08/17/2018

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