What Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Is Like As A Fitness Instructor

Scott Webb
Scott Webb

ISTJ: Patiently works with each individual client to ensure that they are using proper form and are not setting themselves up for long-term injury.

ESTJ: Familiarizes themselves with each class member’s fitness goals and shamelessly calls out individual members for skipping workouts or failing to challenge themselves.

ESTP: Gives everyone in the class a nickname and teases them into continuously challenging themselves.

ISTP: Learns the detailed anatomy behind the sport they are instructing and explains to clients exactly what each exercise is doing to their body at every point.

ENTJ: Has their clients set personal long-term fitness goals, and develops specific plans of attack to help them track and meet these goals over time.

INTJ: Reads up on all of the theory, history and philosophy behind the sport they are coaching in order to ensure that they are teaching it in the most accurate and impactful way possible.

INTP: Reads up on the theory, anatomy and science behind the sport they are instructing and then turns it into a fun game to help challenge their clients.

ENTP: Constantly switches up the workout routine in order to keep their clients on their toes, while persistently encouraging them to set and crush personal bests.

INFJ: Subtly learns which underlying issues in their client’s lives that are keeping them from achieving their health and fitness goals and holistically coaches them toward better health habits.

ENFJ: Turns the fitness class into a collaborative team environment in which the members are encouraging, mentoring and learning from each other’s strengths.

INFP: Takes particular care to ensure that all class members are feeling safe and encouraged to challenge themselves in the class environment.

ENFP: Sings along with all of the background music and regularly asks the class if they are EXCITED to be getting FIT, which they expect a chorus of enthusiastic cheers in response to.

ISFJ: Meticulously watches each class member in action and pulls them aside afterwards to give them private, supportive tips as to how they can improve their technique.

ESFJ: Learns the names, professions, family member’s names and personal fitness goals of each of their clients. Arrives to class thirty minutes early each time to check in on all of these details and warmly congratulates each class member whenever they crush a new goal.

ISFP: Explains the science and technique behind the exercises they’re teaching, then encourages the class to take things at whatever pace feels right to them.

ESFP: Participates actively and enthusiastically alongside all their clients and is best friends with the whole class by day two. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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