Certificate in Gym Instructing
This is an industry recognised qualification that allows the holder to work as a gym instructor and gain membership as a practitioner member to CIMSPA. If you want to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor working in gyms, then this qualification is for you.
A career as a gym instructor is both fun and rewarding. You will be working with clients helping them to meet their health and fitness goals, as well as supervising the gym environment and giving professional information, advice and support to your customers.
This course is only available for group bookings for in-house training through organisations. If you have a group of staff that require training, please get in touch so we can provide you with a training proposal for a blended learning format (5 days plus online studies).
Divided into theory units and practical units (see full details below).
Maximum of six months to achieve the qualification- but you can complete much quicker than this as theory work is studied for independently.
The study format is blended learning which is a combination of attendance for 5 days and independent learning through elearning and hard-copy manuals.
If you were planning to progress to the personal trainer certificate, why not consider our personal trainer extended diploma. This qualification incorporates both the gym instructor certificate and level 3 personal trainer certificate.
- Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness
- Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
- Health and safety in the fitness environment
- Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
- Planning and instructing gym-based exercise
‘Learners develop excellent fitness instructor and personal trainer practical skills. They demonstrate these to a high standard early in their course. Tutors set consistently high expectations that inspire learners to succeed. Many learners develop extensive skills very quickly, often with no previous experience of working in the fitness industry.’
Ofsted Inspection Report, 2019
- Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing
- Entry requirements: Over 16, ideally regular gym user.
|1||Principles of anatomy, physiology and fitness||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Multiple choice exam|
|2||Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission, observed session|
|3||Health and safety in the fitness environment||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission|
|4||Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change||Independent learning manuals, Active IQ eLearning||Worksheet & assignment submission, observed session|
|5||Planning and instructing gym-based exercise||Face-to-face training 5 days attendance||Session plans, observed session and evaluarion|