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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 is 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.

=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.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

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 is 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.

=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.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

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

Online Exam

For those with a computer and internet access.

Test Centre Exam

For those nearby to one of our venues.

Once you've completed your booking you'll be sent an email to arrange your online exam

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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 is 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.

=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.

=HFE is a recognised CIMSPA training provider

Discounted CIMSPA Membership

Graduates are entitled to discounted CIMSPA membership which gives you easy access to a range of benefits including free CPD, exclusive learning resources, industry recognition and status, and much more.

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.

How do I become an exercise to music instructor?

Whether you're focusing on a career creating and delivering your own choreography or mastering branded concepts like Les Mills, becoming a leading exercise to music instructor requires a few things. Firstly, you need to ensure you have the right qualities, both personally and professionally. Each and every class you deliver will require you to be a leader, be confident, observant, creative and above all else, passionate about helping others.

Getting qualified is another important part of the journey. Freestyle aerobics is an incredibly diverse and exciting area of fitness and it actively welcomes newcomers. To kick-start things, you'll need the Level 2 Exercise to Music course. This is the perfect introduction to planning choreography-based exercise, creating safe and effective ETM lessons and developing your knowledge of concepts such as body conditioning and MSE.

With HFE, the course can be completed standalone or combined with others to form a career package. It's here you can blend Level 2 Exercise to Music with other courses such as Level 3 Pre and Postnatal and Level 2 Gym Instructor. We also offer a range of extras and exclusives including 50% Pure Energy membership, choreography from the legendary Kardy Laguda, access to CV Connect and much more.

If you're keen to take a deep look into what it takes to launch your career, we've produced a Become an Exercise to Music Instructor career guide covering essential qualifications, career opportunities and more.

Do you run exercise to music courses near me?

To give you the best possible experience when you study your Level 2 Exercise to Music course, we've partnered with some of the UK's best-equipped clubs to help deliver our practical training. We use the likes of David Lloyd, Bannatyne and others to ensure you have maximum choice and flexibility during your studies.

We currently run our ETM courses at over 10 venues across England and Wales and some of our flagship centres include Newcastle, York, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Cardiff and London. A full list of our venues can be found on our Exercise to Music Venues and Locations page.

To help you on the day, we've provided all the information you might need including a breakdown of each venue's facilities, accommodation, accessibility, refreshments and any offers and discounts available.

How long will it take to get qualified as an exercise to music instructor?

Each and every one of learners is unique and will approach their studies at a different pace and we've actually structured our exercise to music courses to reflect this. Some students will require more support, particularly if they're brand new to fitness, while others may require a little less.

It is only a guideline but we typically see students complete the Level 2 Exercise Instructor course in 6-8 weeks. If you're thinking about enrolling onto the Specialist or Professional career packages then gaining the additional qualifications will understandably take a little more time.

Ultimately, whether you're a student who's naturally academic or someone who feels they need a little more guidance, we provide all the learning resources and unlimited tutor support you need to be able to pass your course.

If you're interested in learning more about the structure of our exercise to music to courses, please contact our Careers Team via phone or email and they'll be able to provide you with a comprehensive study guide.

What learning resources are available while I study exercise to music?

Our learning resources and course content has been created by some of the fitness industry's most experienced instructors, trainers and professionals. We provide ourselves on delivering a world-class exercise to music experience that you just simply won't find anywhere else.

This all starts from the moment you enrol. You'll be assigned a dedicated Learner Support Tutor who is available Monday - Friday via phone or email. Their support is unlimited and no question is genuinely too big, small or complex. To assist you with your home study learning, you'll also receive bespoke hard copy and digital manuals, and 24/7 access to LES (Learner Engagement System).

LES is a truly innovative system and at your fingertips will be hours of video lectures, practise quizzes and workbooks, everything you need to bring your exercise to music course to life.

What are my payment options?

We want to make things as affordable and simple as possible when it comes to our exercise to music courses and career packages, so we have two options for you.

Firstly, if you're in a position to pay for everything upfront, we'll give you a 5% discount on the total amount. Secondly, we have an incredibly flexible 6-month payment plan available. It's 0% interest and you can secure your place for as little as £100. After all, it's just six months of low payments.

Do you offer guaranteed jobs and interviews for ETM instructors?

While other providers may tout they offer guaranteed interviews and jobs, it's not a practice we've ever engaged. We want you to be in full control of your exercise to music career rather than boxed in by choices someone else has made for you.

Instead of promising to get you employment, something that can't ever be actually guaranteed, we've created CV Connect. This highly innovative and exclusive platform puts you in direct contact with the UK's biggest mainstream and independent gyms, health clubs, boutique studios and leisure centres.

Essentially, from the moment you qualify, we'll unlock access to CV Connect within LES. All you need to do is upload your CV, complete with your new exercise to music qualification, find employers in your area and apply directly. It really is that simple. The likes of Pure Gym, Fitness First, JD Gyms, David Lloyd and many, many more are waiting for qualified instructors like you.

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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

    We immediately bonded as a group, everyone was very supportive and our tutors were lovely. The formal teaching and practice sessions were very good, but the conversations we had during breaks were also very useful (and I got valuable feedback on my ideas for my business and what to call myself).

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    Finally, a training company that cares about their students. I've completed a couple of courses with HFE now and have been really impressed with the quality of the materials, the standard of the instruction during the weekend and the range of support services that are available.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5

    Had a great experience with HFE. Helpful and supportive tutors and mentors all with great humour and calmness, especially Tim and Nicola who were fantastic! I would recommend this course to anyone...

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5

    The practical days were very useful, and the online content greatly complemented them. Concepts I had struggled to understand myself were clear, and the tutors were happy to answer the many questions I had!

    AnneBRD

ETM Courses with HFE

It used to be the case that exercise to music and general group aerobics classes didn’t always have the mass appeal and mainstream popularity that they do now. You’d often find a studio’s timetable filled with LBT (Legs, Bums and Tums) and other similarly generic programmes. It was perfectly fine for some, particularly if you were a fan of Lycra, but not everyone.

Nowadays regardless of gender, background and ability level, there is an exercise to music programme for you. This has largely been aided by the meteoric rise of branded programmes like Les Mills and Beachbody, but freelance instructors who create their own choreography and deliver classes have certainly played their part.

So, if you want to be at the forefront of delivering exciting, high-energy classes, online or in-person, where do you start? The simple answer is with the Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor course. It’s the perfect entry-level experience for those who are brand new to ETM or group exercise in general. It’s REPs and CIMSPA approved as well as a being an internationally-recognised qualification. Once qualified, nothing is stopping you from hiring your own studio, creating your own choreography and launching the next big thing in aerobics and group exercise.

The Level 2 Exercise to Music qualification is also a must-have if you’re looking to upskill and get involved with branded programmes. Additional training and licence fees may apply but ETM paves the way to teach Les Mills (BODYBALANCE, BODYATTACK, BODYPUMP etc) and Beachbody (Insanity, P90x, Pi Yo etc). Exercise to music is also a prerequisite for the increasingly popular pole fitness.

Our exercise to music 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. To guide you along, you’ll receive unlimited tutor support, access to LES (Learner Engagement System), bespoke hard copy and digital manuals and exclusive choreography from international instructor Kardy Laguda.

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