Become a fully qualified Exercise To Music Instructor.
Prices From £550.

Unlock exciting career possibilities by training to exercise to music.

Exercise To Music Class

Exercise To Music Course.

Get the most up-to-date practical skills and knowledge, so that you can teach safe and effective group exercise sessions to music.

Already Qualified?

Learn how to structure and teach exercise classes to any type of music and in any style.


Our Exercise to Music Course is essential for pre-choreographed programmes such as Les Mills Body Training Systems.


This is a broad and exciting course and is perfect if you want to help others to get fit in a fun and inspiring way.


Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Exercise to Music)

Flexible Learning | Prices From £550.

Helping you to get off on the right foot, our exercise to music course will introduce you to the exciting career possibilities of group exercise. Ideal for Gym Instructors looking to teach classes within health and fitness clubs and those who want to become a Les Mills Instructor, this is where it all begins.

Outdoor fitness class to music

Interested in this course? Call 0800 999 6664 to find out more or to secure your place.

Exercise to Music course structure

As soon as you enrol on the Exercise to Music course, you will gain access to our bespoke eLearning virtual classroom. On here you’ll find your electronic manual, visual-audio revision sessions and instructional videos, everything you need to prepare you for assessment and develop your knowledge and skills. There are even online quizzes to keep you up to speed.

You’ll also be assigned your own personal support tutor who will call you to agree on a plan of learning. This will include setting deadlines for coursework submission and arranging further revision calls to help you with the theoretical elements of the course.

After completing your home study work, and once you are fully prepared for your assessment, you will attend the 3 practical course days. These fun and challenging days will allow you to practice your teaching skills using the latest moves and choreography, whilst receiving support and guidance from our expert and highly experienced tutors.

Approximately one month later, after some practice at home, you will return for a one-day practical assessment, bringing two friends along with who you will instruct as part of your assessment.

What will the Exercise to Music course cover?

The course is designed to show you how to add more fun to an already engaging fitness routine. It will give you the knowledge to teach classes to any style of music class. For example, freestyle group exercise or pre-choreographed programmes like Les Mills

It will cover everything from warm-ups to cardiovascular, body conditioning, cooldowns and more. You’ll also be taught the theory behind how the body works, alongside the practical steps needed to create and conduct a group music exercise class.

During this course, you will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • Anatomy and physiology

  • The principles of warm-up/cool down in a group environment

  • Choreography and timing

  • Cueing and teaching

  • Cardiovascular conditioning – aerobic curve

  • Structure of a class

  • Muscular strength and endurance principles

  • Flexibility training

  • Healthy pregnancy

  • Healthy older adult

  • Fitness for children 14+

  • Principles of exercise programme design

  • Communication and teaching skills

  • Screening and risk factor identification

  • Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle

  • Customer care

  • Health & safety in the studio

What certification will I receive?

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Exercise to Music)

How is the Excercise to Music course assessed?

To successfully complete this course, the following assessments will be carried out:

  • Home study (either online or written)

  • 2 x multiple choice theory examinations

  • Practical assessment – planning, teaching and evaluating a safe and effective exercise to music session (you must bring 2 people with you for the practical assessment day)

What are the requirements to enrol on the course?

The Focus Training Level 2 Exercise to Music Qualification course is designed for aspiring instructors looking to teach group exercise classes, personal trainers, and gym instructors who are aiming to diversify their offering.

Payment options

If you need help spreading the cost of the course, get in touch with the team on 0800 999 6664 we'll be able to discuss options with you.

Interested in this course?

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