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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.
Take exercise to music further by combining our most popular courses and benefit from exclusive content and moreView Exercise to Music Packages
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Your direct route to ETM success. Expertly-delivered courses, cutting-edge content, interest-free payment plans and hands-on training at a nationwide venue.
Take your first steps to becoming a leading exercise to music instructor with this introductory Level 2 career package.
A change of tempo. Combine ETM with pre and postnatal to get even more people attending your classes.
The studio and the gym floor are open to you with this career package, which combines the industry’s most popular entry-level courses.
Choreography from an international superstar, discounted music downloads, career opportunities and much, much more.
HFE graduates benefit from 50% off Instruct Plus or Instruct Advanced membership which includes music downloads, discounts on events and training, and more.
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.
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The course is over but support continues, we're here to offer 12 months ongoing career advice if you need it.
Join our exercise to music graduates working with some of the world's leading gyms and health clubs.
From entry requirements to learner support, we've answered the most frequently asked questions about our exercise to music courses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"HFE is the ultimate fitness training provider, without a doubt their personal training courses are the best in the industry."
"The course has really helped me to better understand yoga so that I can improve my performance and remain World No. 1"
"HFE have produced some of the best materials I have seen in education."
"HFE is the most professional and cutting edge fitness provider I have ever seen."
Really enjoyed learning with HFE. I feel I gained knowledge in a relaxed and friendly manner. Tutors were all friendly and help was there when needed. The online support was always there when I needed and the three weekend of examinations was ideal.
I have recently completed the Exercise Referral Level 3. The flexibility worked great for me as I am working full time in the industry. If you're motivated to work yourself at home then this is a great option.
I did this course a month ago and I really enjoyed it. I wish we had had more classes as I felt we would have benefited even more from practical workshops. Overall, I am really happy with the service I received and professionalism of staff members.
So after asking some of my fitness friends, I was recommended HFE. I am really impressed with HFE, I enjoyed the course and I am now on another one. The online learning and tutors are fantastic .