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Advanced Fitness Instructor

POSTED ON 13 Jun 2024
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Please read before proceeding with your application. 

  • Please avoid submitting multiple applications - Only apply for the job you are most suited for. You will have the option to note interest in alternative roles during the application process.
  • To work for Neilson, you MUST be over the age of 18 on or before the date you are available to start work.
  • We are a UK-based company operating within the EU - To obtain the required legal documents to work for Neilson, you MUST hold a valid UK or EU passport. Alternatively, you must already have the legal right to work in either Greece, Italy, or Croatia. 

This is our advanced position within the Fitness Team. To be considered, you will need a valid First Aid certificate and the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor.
  • Level 3 Personal Training.
  • Exercise to Music and/or Qualified Yoga Teacher/Instructor - RYT 200-hour.

You will also need to be qualified in at least ONE of the following disciplines:

  • Qualified Pilates Instructor
  • Qualified Yoga Teacher/Instructor - RYT 200-hour
  • Level 2 Indoor Cycling Instructor
  • Les Mills Bodypump® Instructor
  • Qualified Suspension Exercise Trainer
  • Qualified Aqua Aerobics Instructor
  • Qualified Zumba Instructor

Please see the Fitness and Enhanced Fitness Instructor job details if you are not qualified for this role.

A Neilson holiday would not be complete without dedicated fitness professionals. Our Fitness Instructors must be passionate about fitness, energetic, friendly, and happy to work independently. You will need group session instructional experience and a high level of personal fitness as you will regularly guide 5km runs and lead 4-6 classes daily.

Based in one of our beautiful beach resorts, you will deliver a varied weekly programme that is always safe, fun, and precisely tailored to your guests.

You will interact with individuals from all walks of life at varying fitness levels, enabling you to inspire and continually expand your personal fitness experience. 

You will create your sessions around the facilities and equipment available in the resort and draw upon your skills, knowledge, and training.

We will receive plenty of additional support and training. If you are up for the challenge and willing to learn, you will also gain additional experience teaching various disciplines, such as:

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Stretch & Relax
  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Kids fitness sessions
  • Boxercise
  • Gym sessions
  • Personal training
  • Circuit training
  • HIIT

We have plenty to keep you motivated with lots of fantastic activities, including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, water skiing, wakeboarding, cycling and tennis as part of the deal.

Ideally, we're looking for full-season staff from April to early November. We will consider candidates with shorter availability dates, but operationally, those with a combination of the best dates and qualifications will always take preference. 

Working for Neilson is more than a job; it's a lifestyle. Spend the summer season based in one of our beautiful beach club resorts, where it's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun, and there's always plenty of time to play.

We're looking for friendly, energetic, and approachable people who can build rapport with ease. Individuals who can instil confidence that every element of a Neilson holiday is delivered by a team who cares.

Please note: All Neilson Active staff are DBS-checked. 


Job Criteria & Responsibilities

  • To deliver outstanding Fitness coaching in line with the Neilson programme.
  • Prepare suitable experience and ability-based sessions for adults and children.
  • Create and organise lesson plans to incorporate warm-ups and cool downs.
  • Operate a programme incorporating group classes and personal training sessions.
  • Demonstrate and deliver effective techniques to accommodate varying levels of fitness.
  • Actively promote the fitness programme to increase participation.
  • Ensure fitness supplies are always well monitored and stocked. 
  • Inform the line manager promptly when orders are required.
  • To assist with training new or peak season instructors with the knowledge and skills to deliver the Neilson fitness programme.
  • To ensure the highest standard of health and safety is adhered to.
  • To fully advise guests on the practical/safe use of all equipment.
  • Take personal responsibility for the maintenance, repair, and security of all Neilson fitness equipment.
  • Ensure that the appearance of the fitness areas always meets guest expectations.
  • To organise/host social events and briefings. 
  • Be prepared to move between resorts according to the operational needs of the business.
  • Be flexible and willing to assist in all duties as requested by your line manager.
  • Airport transfers - As the first point of guest contact, you'll be confident and consistently deliver excellent, personable, informative, and efficient airport transfers to and from the resort.

First Aid Certificate 

A First Aid certificate is a prerequisite for ALL Neilson Active job roles. Your certificate MUST be valid for the duration of your contract, which we will validate as part of your onboarding process. At a minimum, your First Aid Course MUST be an attended full-day practical course. 

We also encourage anyone working closely with children to consider obtaining their Paediatric First Aid at Work certificate; however, this is not an obligation for the job. 

You can search for First Aid at work courses via the link below:

  • Red Cross – 
  • St Johns Ambulance - 

Qualifications & Experience Required

  • See the full qualification details above.
  • An understanding of current fitness developments.
  • A solid understanding and knowledge of physiology and anatomy.
  • Understanding in the use of fitness equipment and the associated safety procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Flexible to work all the required hours with your team to get the job done well.
  • Ability to deliver fun, engaging, safe and informative tuition.
  • The ability to confidently hold a conversation and instruct in English.
  • The ability to work well, independently, as part of a team, and to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Please see the qualifications overview linked here: 


Working for Neilson

There is so much to be gained from working anywhere within our programme. The people skills, the life skills, the confidence you'll develop, and the overall experience will stay with you forever. You’ll have the time of your life, you’ll make a bunch of new mates, you’ll enjoy mad adventures, and you’ll create stories you’ll be telling for years.

The package includes: 

  • Highly competitive salary 
  • Shared accommodation is provided – No bills to stress about.
  • Meals included - Breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on duty.
  • Inclusive travel to and from resort.
  • Any visa/permit requirements will be sorted for you (UK Passport holders).
  • Full training, including E-learning packages.
  • Progression via our jump up/Jump higher programmes.
  • Your uniform is provided specific to your role. 
  • Days off & holidays. 
  • Mate's rates & family holiday discounts.
  • Emergency medical & dental insurance (UK residents)*. 
  • Neilson Academy – Opportunities to obtain additional qualifications.
  • Feel free to use the resort equipment in your spare time if it's available.

 *EU residents are required to make separate insurance arrangements - The HR team will provide more details after a job is offered.

Fitness section

Neilson Active Holidays


Advanced Fitness Instructor


Summer resort jobs


Customer Services Work, Sports Instructor Positions, Summer Entertainment Jobs


April – November


Full time




Up to £900 PCM gross + Shared accommodation + flights, meals + great overall package

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