YMCA Intensive Certificate in Fitness Instruction - Gym Instructor Practical Level 2
In a nutshell
Thinking of a career as a fitness instructor? This course will give you the ideal start, teaching you the basic theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to become a qualified instructor.
This course is for...
…anyone who wants to become a qualified fitness instructor in the private (gym) or public (local authority) sector.
The course covers a variety of modules, including:
- Anatomy & Physiology (exam)
- Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment (mandatory)
- Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health (exam)
- Know how to support clients who take part in physical activity (mandatory)
- Planning & instructing gym based exercise (practical)
You’ll need to be self-motivated, hardworking, punctual and committed, have a passion to become a qualified fitness instructor and determined to pass the theory exams and practical assessments alongside gaining voluntary practical experience in a fitness gym. You’ll also need to appreciate the commitment this course requires in terms of attendance and workload.
You’ll be assessed using a combination of exams, mandatory units and gym work, before being awarded the YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (gym). Following on from this course, you could find work in a public or private fitness gym, or progress on to the YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training & Instruction (depending on experience).
There are no specific entry requirements. However, you’ll need to have experience of using cardiovascular equipment and fixed and free weights within a gym environment, together with a basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
After enrolling you’ll receive a YMCA book on the exam areas which you’ll need to study before starting the course.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team