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Gym Instructor Courses


Gym Instructor Courses

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Gym Instructor Courses

Leading to Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise), this qualification is nationally accredited. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to work with gym members. No prior qualifications are necessary, making this the perfect starting point for a career in fitness.

Prices from £550.00

For more details, call 0800 9996664 , email: or click the Enquire form on this page.


We currently run Gym Instructor Courses in:
  • Manchester (David Lloyd, Trafford Park)
  • London (South Bank Club, Vauxhall)
  • Birmingham (David Lloyd)
  • Cheshire Oaks (David Lloyd)
  • Crawley (Nuffield Health Club)
  • York (Roko York)

This is a gateway course for anyone wishing to become a fitness instructor. It is hugely popular, so places tend to be snapped up early! Ping us right now with any questions and we’ll do our very best to help.

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Gym Instructor Courses

Our Level 2 Gym Instructor courses are where hundreds of amazing fitness careers have begun. This qualification is nationally accredited. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge required to help gym members achieve their fitness goals. Best of all, you don’t need any prior qualifications. This means it’s perfect for anyone who is just starting out or looking to turn a passion for fitness into a new career path.

Our fitness instructor courses prepare you for working on the gym floor. You will learn how to plan safe and effective gym-based exercise sessions. As a result you will cover everything from warm-ups through to the use of a range of cardiovascular and resistance machines. In addition, the course covers 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!

The next step?

Many students wish to fast-track their career and become a Personal Trainer. Because of this, we have developed our Personal Trainer Diploma Course. This unique diploma course addresses both Level 2 Fitness Instructor and Level 3 Personal Trainer qualifications. You can go 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 or health club environment. Furthermore, you can even launch 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. This will include 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 you ambition is to become a personal trainer, fitness adviser or specialise in in a supervisory role, this is where it all starts.

What Course Materials Will I Receive?

You will receive an online copy of our Gym Instructor Manual. In addition, we provide access to a unique online learning portal. This guides you, section by section, through your course. All the facts and information you need 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?

When you have completed your booking, your support tutor will call you. 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. Your tutors will call to give you regular feedback on the work that you submit. They will also run through some revision questions. This will help you prepare for 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. Their job is to successfully support and guide you through the qualification.

How Will I Be Assessed?

Gym Instructor Courses are assessed in three different stages:

  1. 2 x multiple-choice theory examinations
  2. Home study work that can be completed online, or written
  3. Practical assessment – planning, teaching, evaluating a safe and effective exercise session

Want To Be A Personal Trainer?

You can save time and money by booking on our Personal Trainer Diploma course. Call us for more info.

This is a Level 3 qualification. It will enable you to work within a health club environment or start your own personal trainer business. This course qualifies for Advanced Learner Loan funding. Call our course advisers to check your eligibility.

With Focus Training, we make high quality training for your career in the fitness industry affordable.

Book online - add your course to your basket, you can pay securely by card or Pay Pal, either in full or by deposit.

Finance Options -Spread your payments over a number of months to suit your budget. Let us help you find the right payment plan to suit you. Speak to a Course Adviser on 0800 999 6664 or email

5 reviews for Gym Instructor Courses

  1. Natalie from Manchester

    Excellent, very friendly, helpful and professional. Given me the knowledge and skill set to spring board into my dream career.

    Natalie from Manchester, Level 2 Gym Instructor

  2. Joan from Wirral

    Very informative and friendly. A lot of knowledge, teaching style very competent.

    Joan from Wirral, Level 2 Gym Instructor

  3. Danielle from Merseyside

    Very funny and friendly made my weekend enjoyable. Louis was very knowledgeable, I was very impressed. Lee was very friendly and made me feel at ease.

    Danielle from Merseyside, Level 2 Gym Instructor

  4. Jodie

    All tutors were lovely and made it easy to learn

  5. Samantha

    Lee was great, very friendly and has great knowledge of what he is teaching; keeping us interested and focused the whole time.

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