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The Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the essential guide for anyone working in, or wishing to enter, the fitness industry. This new second edition has been fully updated and covers every component of the industry standards for both Level 2 and 3 qualification, and offers the perfect blend of theory and practice on every aspect of health and fitness.

Clear, concise and accessible, the content is organised with the specific needs of student and newly qualified fitness professionals in mind – it covers every aspect of the theory needed to work as a fitness instructor, and places it in a practical context.

Topics covered include:
the skeletal system
muscles and tendons
the energy system
circulation and respiration
components of fitness
safety issues
customer service
screening clients
planning and programme design
exercise evaluation.

Packed full of illustrations, case studies, revision questions and sample programmes, The Fitness Instructor's Handbook is the ideal book for both those new to the industry and experienced trainers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 31317 KB
  • Print Length: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport; 1 edition (25 July 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L8XV5J8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Customer Reviews

Five Stars

 on 17 December 2017
By Miles
Excellent Product!

Five Stars

 on 2 December 2017
By Michael Kinton
Love it


 on 28 May 2015
Just what I needed for my course and it’s full of questions and answers.

Five Stars

 on 21 September 2017
By Amazon Customer
Brilliant, very helpful, would recommend.

Does what it says on the tin

12 people found this helpful.
 on 25 June 2014
By ShirehamptonBob
If you are studying for Level 2 Fitness Ins​tructing get this book as covers the specification well… (PS i am a lecturer working in department running this qualification!)

A Fitness Masterclass

38 people found this helpful.
 on 14 July 2007
By Mr. Steve Mottram
A great book. I completed a BSc in Sports Science several years ago, but I am only recently working in the industry. This book is informative and comprehensive. Be prepared for details, diagrams and technical terms; it is the complete antithesis of the celebrity work-out programs so popular over the last few years. The book ties in nicely with current industry standards and has a series of example questions and answers after each section. It’s well written so despite the in-depth information it is easy to read. If you are or want to work as fitness instructor or have a serious interest in fitness this is a must.

A great handbook

One person found this helpful.
 on 5 October 2014
By Sophie
I’m studying for my level 2 and 3 at college and this book is extremely comprehensive and easy to digest. Once I finish the course it will make an excellent reference guide. Well worth a purchase for your fitness library.

Fitness information without the waffle!!!

2 people found this helpful.
 on 18 September 2011
By mikellew79
This book is excellent, you get all the information you will ever need about anatomy and physiology, as a fitness instructor. It is written and laid out in an easy to understand format and does not baffle the reader with scientific terminology that you do not need to know. Highly recommended for people in the fitness industry, as well as those wishing to join.

A wise investment for fitness students

5 people found this helpful.
 on 20 December 2008
By R. White
This book was recommended to me by a friend when I did a Studio Instructor course in February as a general guide to the theory side of the fitness industry. I have just completed a Personal Trainer course as well and find I have referred to this book time and again throught each module of the course.

Well layed out and clear book

3 people found this helpful.
 on 26 June 2014
By Scott Williams
A clear and typical text book, I am soon to be completing a REPS level 2 Gym instructing course and this has helped immensely in preparing for it. Remember to make notes and apply the ideas to your own experience with exercise as it is can be very bland with explanations (which it needs to be to deliver the purest facts), although it does have plenty of well detailed diagrams that help a lot in understanding the topics.
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