Gym Instructor Courses
Our Level 2 Gym Instructor courses are where hundreds of amazing fitness careers have begun. This qualification is nationally accredited and equips you with the skills and knowledge required to work with gym members to help them achieve their health and fitness goals. You don’t need any prior qualifications so this is perfect if you are just starting out or if you are looking to turn a passion for fitness into a new career path.
Focus Training fitness instructor courses prepare you for working on the gym floor. You will learn how to plan safe and effective gym-based exercise sessions, from warm-ups through to the use of a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines, free weights and body weight exercises. You will also cover aspects of health and safety and customer care so you’ll be ready to become an immediate asset to any employer.Fitness Instructors are the public face of the gym environment, supporting members during their visit in a whole host of ways. If you are looking to become a Personal Trainer, our Gym Instructor courses are the entry requirement. This is where it all starts!
If you are looking to fast-track your career and want to become a Personal Trainer, why not check out our Personal Trainer Diploma Course! This unique diploma course addresses both Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications, taking you from enthusiastic amateur to fully qualified fitness professional. Our PT Diploma Course will zoom your career and have you ready and qualified to work in a gym, health club environment or even run your own business as a self-employed personal trainer! Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training is a seamless solution for anyone wanting to become a qualified Personal Trainer from a standing start!
What Do Gym Instructor Courses Cover?
Our introductory Gym instructor courses give beginners the skills and knowledge needed to provide effective fitness training. Your tutor will help you plan and deliver your own gym sessions, using up-to-date methods of programming and instructing skills.
The nature of this course is that participants will acquire an in-depth knowledge of health and fitness – including first-hand experience of using gym equipment, as well as:
- How to warm up / cool down
- Anatomy and physiology
- Free weight exercising techniques
- Cardiovascular conditioning
- Resistance machine exercise techniques
- Body weight training
- Flexibility training
- Principles of exercise programme design
- Communication and teaching skills
- Screening and risk factor identification
- Promoting physical activity for a healthier lifestyle
- Healthy pregnancy
- Healthy older adult
- Fitness for children 14+
- Customer care – the do’s and dont’s
- Health and safety in the workplace
Using this qualification, participants will begin an exciting career in the gym sector – whether that’s as a personal trainer, fitness advisor, or in a supervisory role.
What Course Materials Will I Receive?
You will receive a hard copy of our Gym Instructor Manual which is also accessible from our ‘virtual classroom’, a unique online learning portal which guides you, section by section, through your course. All the facts and information you require are clearly presented to make learning as easy and enjoyable as possible, there’s even a quiz at the end of each section to test yourself.
How Is The Level 2 Gym Instructor Course Delivered?
Following booking, we will arrange an ‘initial contact’ telephone call with your support tutor. They will help you to plan your study, ensuring adequate time and preparation for your practical course days. Dates will be agreed for coursework deadlines and telephone appointments will be made to allow tutors to give you regular feedback on the work that you submit. They will also run through some revision questions to prepare and support you with the theoretical elements of the course (part-time option only).
Attendance at one of our UK wide training centres will follow on from the home study element. This involves a mix of practical workshops and theory re-cap sessions to prepare you for your assessments. The courses are led by highly experienced and qualified tutors, whose primary focus is to successfully support and guide you through the qualification.
How Will I Be Assessed?
Gym Instructor Courses are assessed in three different stages:
- 2 x multiple-choice theory examinations
- Home study work that can be completed online, or written
- Practical assessment – planning, teaching, evaluating a safe and effective exercise session
If you already know that you want to carry on to become a fully qualified Personal Trainer, you can save time and money by booking on our Personal Trainer course.
This is a Level 3 qualification which will enable you to work within a health club environment or start your own personal trainer business. This qualification qualifies for Advanced Learner Loan funding, call our course advisers to check your eligibility.