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An exciting entry-level route to teaching unique freestyle group exercise or pre-choreographed international sensations like Les Mills, Insanity and Zumba.
Recent reports suggest that 4.86 million people participate in group exercise classes each and every week. It’s a figure that’s only set to increase as more and more people discover the excitement, variety and inclusiveness of studio-based classes.
To get you in the door, our Level 2 Exercise to Music course provides the perfect entry-level route to one of the most diverse areas of the fitness industry.
Not only does this qualification give you the tools to create unique choreography from scratch, but it’s also an entry-requirement for existing brands and programmes like pole fitness, Bokwa, Insanity and, of course, the international sensation that is Les Mills.
Our ETM course is designed with your long-term success in mind and during your studies, you’ll experience practical training in a leading gym. This is combined with a wealth of online resources, including video lectures, practice tests and choreography inspiration, and unlimited support from our expert tutors. On top of that, it’s fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by both REPs and CIMSPA.
If you have designs on becoming an industry-leading exercise to music instructor, it’s going to take a lot more than simply knowing your box steps from half jacks.
When it comes to our exercise to music instructor course, all the tools you need to succeed are placed directly in your hands.
The following is by far an exhaustive list, but it does give you a taste of what you’ll encounter:
You’ll also discover how to set effective goals for clients, learn about structuring music for an ETM class, and receive some exclusive choreograph from the internationally-renowned Kardy Laguda.
As this is a blended learning course, we’ll assess you in a range of practical and theoretical ways.
This gives you the best chance of passing first time and successfully launching your exercise to music career.
*Please note: all students are required to bring along two healthy participants for their practical assessment and they will be used as class members. Don’t worry as the participants don’t need any previous ETM experience.
There are no entry requirements for this course although students do need some experience of taking part in exercise to music classes. These should be non-branded, so Les Mills, Bowka etc won’t be suitable at this stage.
A grasp of basic ETM steps and choreography is also important.
During the distance learning period of the course, it’s recommended that students attend at least 2-3 choreography-led group exercise classes.
Before your first practical weekend, we recommend at least 5 weeks of home study based on an hour a day.
During this period, take time to familiarise yourself with LES, our Learner Engagement System, and your student manuals which are available in print and online via the HFE app.
For a full exercise to music study guide and course timetable, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email with the button above.
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I have just completed my Exercise To Music course with HFE and I honestly can't fault them. I decided to go with HFE after doing lots of research into different ETM courses, however; the reason I chose them was because they had a course when I wanted, it was the cheapest and it was in a good location...
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