Will you please send me a full description of Aerobic & Step Master Instructor< or just a general description of a Master Instructor at something,this is to clarify that some individuals call themselves titles such as' Master Instructors " that they don't actually own. Some companies are assuming that they can create a job title such as ' Master Instructor "so they end up giving titles and names to simple instructors who haven't even passed through a course such as : Step Master or Aerobic Master etc;
Natalie is correct about the definition. As it applies to the fitness industry, anyone can call him or herself a “master” instructor. I do use that terminology, as some years ago IDEA had a formal program to define different levels of personal trainers. The highest level was master. The criteria for a “Master Personal Trainer” included years of experience, education, community service, recommendations by clients and industry members. I take pride that I was able to meet all the criteria, so I still use the title, even though I believe they no longer offer the program.
Thank you for your reply and FYI:)
However i must tell you that in Europe there are Fitness associations that offers courses such as: Step Master, or Aerobic, Master, or Spinning Master,etc…. this is only to help instructors to become better and well skilled in teaching, these courses could take an year each and you will have to work very hard to pass the practical_+ Theory parts.
My question above was more related to the fact that out are individuals who called themselves Master Instructors without having at list a’ A course of Aerobic” and they get away with it. Or they get lucky to work somewhere and their company decide to give them a name like ‘ Master Instructor’ which it will make a difference in their pocket, and they dint even have a qualification in that aria.
So what do you think about this?
I agree with you that the industry has grown and it s not necessary to label it with such names, but i have done courses in Holland and i have these / qualifications: so when you apply for a instructor job i guess it looks good if you can prove that you are Fitness Professional highly skilled in certain arias.
Thank you so much, and i hope it may help others to see things in different perspective.
Take care ,