If this is your first interview, probably not. But, if this is the only interview then they might give you a scenario of a client with or without any medical limitations/issues and then either ask you how to deal with that client or they might even ask you to take them though a workout routine. Usually this doesn’t happen in the first interview, but like I said it depends on the gym and the manager. They just want to see if you know what you are talking about and that you posses the skills to work through a specific situation (reasoning). Most of the times before you go for an interview with a gym manager they give you some idea of the nature of the interview process.
First you need to be confident on the way you sit, move, talk and the way you dress. Always look the person who will be interviewing you in the eyes and stay calm (I know this can be tough to do, but you have nothing to worry about). Below are some of the questions you might be asked for this type of position:
-Tell me about yourself and you work experience (this is very common question even though the interviewer has your resume in front of him/her)
-What do you know about our company (do some research before you go)?
-Tell me about a client which you’ve had difficult time with and how did you resolve/handle the situation?
-What are the type of clients you prefer to work with?
-Why do you want to work here?
-Which days and times are you available to work? Are you looking for part-time or full-time (these are the easiest of the questions…pretty straight-forward)?
-Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
-Do you have any questions for us (meaning the interviewer…you better have a few questions for him/her because it shows that you have interest of them and their company)?
These are few of the typical questions gym owners/managers like to ask and it depends on the company/gym and the person who interviews you. Many times you might have to go through 2 or more interviews before you get hired, but remember first impression is everything. There might be others applying for the same position as you with the same or more experience, but the first impression will always stay in the back of the minds of your interviewers, so try to be at the top of your game. Some nervousness is normal so don’t worry to much about that.