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Leading Level 2 exercise to music courses
Leading Level 2 Exercise to Music courses
Leading Level 2 exercise to music courses

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Move to your own beat with a career in studio-based exercise

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Exercise to Music Courses and Qualifications

Whether you're looking to teach freestyle group exercise or pre-choreographed programmes like Les Mills and Bokwa, our exercise to music courses are guaranteed to get you off on the right foot. With content and choreography created and delivered by some of the industry's leading instructors, this is your chance to learn from the best.

Internationally-recognised exercise to music qualifications

Highly sought after by UK health and fitness employers

ETM courses fully REPs and CIMSPA approved

Exercise to Music Career Packages

Take freestyle group exercise further with our ETM career packages. This is your direct route to exercise to music success. Expertly-delivered courses, cutting-edge learning and choreography content, interest-free payment plans and practical training at a nationwide venue.

Essentials

New to freestyle aerobics? Take the first steps to becoming a leading ETM instructor.

£545.00
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
  • Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 6-8 weeks
  • 50% off Pure Energy membership

From £74 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Specialist

A change of tempo. Combine ETM with pre and postnatal and get more moving people

£810.00
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 6-8 weeks
  • 50% off Pure Energy membership

From £93 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

Professional

The gym floor and the studio are yours with this ultimate Level 2 package

£1035.00
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor Certificate
  • Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor
  • No entry requirements
  • Qualify in just 12-14 weeks
  • 50% off Pure Energy membership

From £130 per month with our 0% interest-free payment plans

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Essentials

£545.00

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Intro

The Essentials package is exactly what you need to launch a career in freestyle aerobics. There are no entry requirements, so if you’re new to ETM or the industry in general, it’s the perfect first step. The package contains the Level 2 Exercise to Music instructor course and it’s delivered via a blend of home study learning and practical attendance at a nationwide venue. We have over ten centres to choose from and our flagship venues include London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and Newcastle.

Throughout your exercise to music journey, you’ll be able to contact your dedicated Learner Support Tutor via phone or email. The amount of support you receive is unlimited and they will be on hand to answer any burning questions, from anatomy and physiology to structuring your first exercise to music class.

We also provide 24/7 access to LES, our innovative Learner Engagement System. Here you’ll be able to access hours of exclusive video lectures, practise quizzes and other resources. LES works hand in hand with the bespoke hard copy manuals you’ll receive in the post and be able to access via the HFE app.

Content

Becoming a leading exercise to music instructor takes a little than just knowing your box steps and half jacks. The Essentials package has been designed to give you all skills and knowledge you need to succeed. The following isn’t the full picture by any means, but it’ll give you an idea about what you’re going to encounter:

  • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise

  • Planning and Teaching Choreography-Based Exercise

  • MSE Concepts and Exercises

  • Body Conditioning Concepts and Exercises

  • Exercise to Music Lesson Planning

  • Warm Up and Cool Down Techniques

Exclusives

=Kardy Laguda has created exclusive choreography for HFE

Exclusive Kardy Choreography

Kardy Laguda uses his trademark high energy and unique style to perform 12 new and original pieces of choreography that are guaranteed to make your classes unforgettable.

=Pure Energy are HFE's exclusive music partner

Pure Energy Discounted Membership

HFE graduates benefit from 50% off Instruct Plus or Instruct Advanced membership which includes music downloads, discounts on events and training, and more.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Exercise to music graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of ETM Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing exercise to music career advice as and when you need it.

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting employers in your area and pressing send.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £517.75 5% discount £27.25
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £75 and 5 x £74 Minimum deposit £100 Total payable £545

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Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor

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Specialist

£810.00

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Intro

Our Specialist Exercise to Music career package is designed for those instructors looking to get more people moving. We’ve combined the Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification with the Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor course. Not only will you be able to design your own choreography and teach freestyle aerobics, but you’ll also have the knowledge and awareness to tailor classes for pre and postnatal clients.

As with the Essentials package you’ll be given access to all the learning materials and support you’ll need to really excel. This includes a dedicated Learner Support Tutor, access to LES and bespoke hard copy and digital manuals. To guide your pre and postnatal studies, we’ve created a series of innovative video lectures presented by a registered midwife.

Content

The Specialist career package contains everything you get with Essentials, plus you’ll be given the opportunity to expand your knowledge about pregnancy:

  • All Essentials Content

  • Nutrition and Pregnancy

  • Pre and Postnatal Exercise Guidelines

  • Anatomical and Physiological Changes

  • Benefits and Risks of Exercise

To guide your learning and to really bring the pre and postnatal course to life, we’ve created a series of video lectures presented by a highly experienced, registered midwife.

Exclusives

=Kardy Laguda has created exclusive choreography for HFE

Exclusive Kardy Choreography

Kardy Laguda uses his trademark high energy and unique style to perform 12 new and original pieces of choreography that are guaranteed to make your classes unforgettable.

=Pure Energy are HFE's exclusive music partner

Pure Energy Discounted Membership

HFE graduates benefit from 50% off Instruct Plus or Instruct Advanced membership which includes music downloads, discounts on events and training, and more.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Exercise to music graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of ETM Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing exercise to music career advice as and when you need it.

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting employers in your area and pressing send.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £769.50 5% discount £40.50
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £95 and 5 x £93 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £810

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Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor

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Level 3 Pre and Postnatal Exercise Instructor

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Professional

£1035.00

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Intro

Our Professional career package is the ultimate in Level 2 fitness qualifications. With the Level 2 Exercise to Music and Level 2 Gym Instructor courses coming together, both the gym floor and the studio are yours. Another benefit of this package is that there are no entry requirements, so you could be teaching freestyle aerobics classes and designing programmes for clients in as little as 14 weeks.

For maximum flexibility, both courses take advantage of blended learning which combines a period of home study and practical attendance at a leading nationwide health club, gym or leisure centre. To make sure you get the most of the experience we’ll provide you with bespoke hard copy and digital manuals and 24/7 access to our online Learner Engagement System.

You’ll benefit from unlimited support from a dedicated Learner Support Tutor. Via phone or email, they’ll be able to guide your learning, provide a wealth of revision tips and answer any questions you have along the way.

Content

The Professional career package gives you access to everything included with Essentials as well as adding a range of gym-based knowledge and content:

  • Consultation Skills

  • Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology

  • Resistance Training Concepts

  • Cardiovascular Training Concepts

  • Planning Fitness Training Programmes

  • Teaching and Instructing Exercise and Fitness

Exclusives

=Kardy Laguda has created exclusive choreography for HFE

Exclusive Kardy Choreography

Kardy Laguda uses his trademark high energy and unique style to perform 12 new and original pieces of choreography that are guaranteed to make your classes unforgettable.

=Pure Energy are HFE's exclusive music partner

Pure Energy Discounted Membership

HFE graduates benefit from 50% off Instruct Plus or Instruct Advanced membership which includes music downloads, discounts on events and training, and more.

=HFE fitness courses and qualifications are REPs approved

Discounted REPs Membership

Exercise to music and gym instructor graduates are entitled to discounted REPs membership which gives you easy access to exclusive offers and discounts, insurance, and much more.

=An HFE tutor providing career guidance to a student

12 Months of ETM Career Guidance

The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing fitness instructor career advice as and when you need it.

=CV Connect is HFE's exclusive recruitment solution

CV Connect

Using CV Connect is as simple as uploading your CV, selecting employers in your area and pressing send.

Payment

  • Pay in full

    Total payable £983.25 5% discount £51.75
  • 6 month payment plan

    1 x £135 and 5 x £130 Minimum deposit £250 Total payable £1035

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Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor

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Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instructing

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One Career. Unlimited Possibilities.

Join our exercise to music graduates working with some of the world's leading gyms and health clubs.

HFE graduates work with David Lloyd clubs across the countryHFE graduates with at Virgin Active gyms across the countryHFE graduates work at Nuffield Health facilities across the country
HFE graduates work at Bannatyne gyms and health clubs across the countryHFE graduates work with leading budget gym chain Xercise4LessHFE graduates work with popular fitness brand PureGym

FAQs

From entry requirements to learner support, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our exercise to music courses.

What prior qualifications do I need for exercise to music?

You don't need any prior fitness qualifications to enrol on our exercise to music courses, but some experience taking part in ETM classes would be beneficial - unbranded programmes tend to work best. To get off on the best foot, an understanding of basic exercise to music steps and choreography is also important.

If you're looking to know more about the qualities needed to succeed in exercise to music, international fitness presenter Kardy Laguda has offered his top tips.

What will I learn on your exercise to music courses?

In summary, you'll learn everything you need to become a world-class group exercise instructor. This includes: concepts of using music for exercise; teaching and evaluating classes; MSE (muscular strength and endurance) concepts, and effective choreography for your chosen discipline. You’ll also develop a working knowledge of basic anatomy and physiology.

Once qualified, what types of classes will I be able to teach?

The options are almost limitless once you're a qualified instructor. Work is available on a freelance basis in gyms and health clubs, or you can create your own programmes and hire out private facilities. You'll also have the option to teach branded programmes like Les Mills, Bowka and Beachbody, or even pole/hoop fitness - in these cases extra training and licensing fees may apply.

How will I be supported on my course?

As with every course and qualification we deliver, unlimited student support comes as standard. We have some of the very support tutors and assessors in the industry, the majority of whom deliver exercise to music classes of their own.

This is coupled with cutting-edge learning resources which include: bespoke manuals, video lectures and access to digital manuals via the HFE app. Also available is exclusive choreography from international instructor Kardy Laguda.

What are progression options after I qualify?

Many of our graduates look to branch out into other forms of group exercise, with yoga and Pilates proving the most popular. As personal training is such a big part of the fitness industry, this is also a very rewarding career path worth considering.

Are these recognised exercise to music courses?

100%, yes. YMCA Awards, the industry's original awarding body, provide certification for our various exercise to music courses. They're also accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and endorsed by CIMSPA.

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  • Laura Massaro is a World 1 squash player who studied yoga with HFE

    "The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"

    Laura Massaro

    (World No. 1 Squash Player - 2016)

  • Team GB Olympic pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw is an HFE personal training student

    "HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."

    Holly Bradshaw

    (Team GB Olympic Pole Vaulter)

  • Kardy Laguda is an internationally renowned fitness instructor

    "HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."

    Kardy Laguda

    (International Fitness Presenter)

  • Antonia Johnston is an HFE graduate and co-founder of YogaFit Retreats

    "I did my ETM and yoga teacher training with HFE and thoroughly enjoyed both... I highly recommend them."

    Antonia Johnston

    (Co-Founder of YogaFit Retreats)

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The tutor support was second to none. Not only did I have a great rapport with my tutor but they were supportive, encouraging, not afraid to push me on my knowledge and gave me a good kick when needed.

    Belinda.currie

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have done two courses now Level 2 ETM and Level 3 Diploma in mat pilates. My experience has been an enjoyable one. My interaction with the staff on the training days has been great. All been very helpful and knowledgeable about the practical elements of the course.

    fitjessfitness

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I have been working for HFE as a tutor for a couple of years and I love every minute of it. HFE is a professional training company I am very proud to work for and to be part of the team.

    Anonymous

  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    I've just qualified with HFE as a Fitness Instructor and would just like to say what a great experience I've had with them, the course materials were great, and my online tutor was really accessible through telephone chat and email.

    Catherine Jones

ETM Courses with HFE

It used to be the case that exercise to music and group fitness classes didn’t always have the potential to appeal to the masses. Often you’d see a gym’s class timetable filled with ‘legs, bums, and tums’ and other similarly generic programmes. They were okay for some, but not everyone.

Things have changed however in recent times and the variety of programmes now available appeal to men and women of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels. This has been aided by popular branded programmes like Les Mills and alike, but freelance instructors creating their own classes and choreography have also played their part.

Regardless of the career path chosen, exercise to music instructors need to be versatile, full of energy and exude enthusiasm. This is all in service of capturing the attention of class participants, making sure they enjoy themselves and are able to get the most out of the workout. This is something international instructor Kardy Laguda has spent decades perfecting. He recommends instructors should strive for a signature style, a unique approach when it comes to teaching. In his own words, he says; “I have a signature and people should really think about getting themselves one. It has to be in the DNA of the individual instructor… You can use your signature to motivate people…”

Once qualified as an exercise to music instructor, a wide range of exciting possibilities open up. Instructors often work on a freelance basis, hiring out private facilities and crafting their own choreography. With the Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor course under your belt, you’ll have the option to upskill to branded programmes. Additional training and licence fees may apply but ETM paves the way to teach Les Mills (Body Attack, Body Balance, Body Pump etc) and Beachbody (Insanity, P90x, Pi Yo etc). Level 2 exercise to music is also a prerequisite for pole and aerial fitness.

If you’re looking for a place to start then the Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor course provides a perfect jumping-off point. We also deliver aqua aerobics, step instructor and indoor cycling courses if you’re looking to bolster your repertoire of skills. Courses are delivered via the blended learning model which combines a period of home study combined with practical weekend attendance and assessments. Venues are available nationwide including Manchester, London, Dudley, Nottingham, Durham and Cardiff.

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