Studio Strength instructor course

Give your career as a group exercise professional a lift with our Studio Strength instructor programme.

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studio strength instructor

A revolutionary Studio Strength instructor course

Discover how to teach safe and effective freestyle studio-based resistance classes with our on-demand Studio Strength instructor programme.

  • Comprehensive content:

    Extensive range of theory and practical subjects covered online

  • Completely license free:

    No need to pay for any ongoing license fees or renewals

  • Internationally recognised:

    Endorsed by YMCA Awards and CIMSPA

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Course overview: Level 2 Studio Strength

Want to break free from the commercial constrains of pre-choreographed instructor programmes, including the hefty license and renewal fees? Keen to make your own mark on the world of studio-based resistance training? If so, our Studio Strength instructor programme could be just what you are looking for.

Studio-based resistance training is an extremely popular feature of group exercise timetables around the world and this has been the case for over 20 years. With pre-choreographed programmes, like Les Mill’s Body Pump taking the lion’s share, discover how to create your own freestyle studio resistance training programmes with our engaging and inspiring Studio Strength Instructor course.

A number of high-profile multi-site health and fitness operators have started to migrate away from the licensed studio programmes because of the hefty fees that they carry. With freestyle formats like our Studio Strength Instructor programme, you can deliver your own studio-based resistance training programmes at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, you’ll also have complete control over your music, choreography and exercises, giving you the freedom to tailor the programme to meet a wider range of participant needs.

Whether you plan on delivering your programme in a studio, on a beach, or virtually via a live stream, you’ll have the confidence and competence to deliver safe and effective group resistance workouts after completing our instructor training.

This programme has been created specifically for the corporate market and as such, we only run Studio Strength courses for corporate clients. This is why there are no specific dates or venues advertised. If you would like to run a course for your team, or you’d like to join an existing course, speak with our Careers Team today to find out how we can help you take your studio career to the next level.

  • Entry requirements

    To complete this programme, you will need to hold an industry-recognised fitness instructor qualification (either gym instructor or exercise to music). This is because this programme is not designed to assess your knowledge and understanding of anatomy, physiology, principles of training and other fundamental instructor subjects.

  • Accreditations

    This Level 2 Studio Strength Instructor course is fully endorsed by YMCA Awards and CIMSPA. Upon completion, you'll be able to teach your own freestyle studio-based resistance classes without any of the constraints, limitations or costs of the pre-choreographed providers.

  • Learning resources

    Everything that you need to achieve will be included in this course. On enrolment, you'll get access to LES, our online learning platform. From here, you'll have access to a range of eLearning and practical instructor videos to guide you through all the necessary learning to prepare you for your career as a professionals studio strength instructor.

Payment Options

It is extremely important to us to be able to offer programmes which are second-to-none when it comes to quality. However, we also understand the importance of offering courses which are both accessible and flexible.

Our studio strength instructor course offers the highest quality content and is made possible by our many years of experience; all at a price which is fair and affordable.

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We are committed to quality, fairness and transparency, which is why we openly list our course prices on our website for all to see. We don’t engage in discounting, bargaining or deal-making and our price promise ensures that all our students pay the same fair price for their training and qualifications.

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Unrivalled support

Outside of the fantastic online learning content, our Studio Strength instructor programme also comes with an unrivalled and completely unlimited level of learning support. From enrolment, we'll assign you a Learning Support Tutor who will be on hand when you need them. If and when you have any questions about your course content or assessment, all you need to do is reach out and they'll be there to help.

Some of the more common ways that we support our students includes:

  • Phone

  • Email

  • Video call

  • Webinar

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What you'll learn

Studio strength instructors are passionate and charismatic exercise professionals that can deliver lively and energetic resistance training sessions that are choreographed to the beat and phrase of the music.

Our Studio Strength Instructor course will teach you all you need to know to succeed as a studio-based resistance training instructor, including:

  • Musicality skills

    Selecting the right music
    Working to the beat and phrase
    Different choreography formats
    Music licensing and legalities
    Using music for motivation
    Music speed and exercise intensity

  • Studio Strength training exercises

    Chest and shoulder exercises
    Back and trapezius exercises
    Squatting, lunging and deadlifting exercises
    Bicep and tricep exercises
    Core stabilisation exercises
    Dumbbell, barbell and disc variations

  • Planning Studio Strength sessions

    Screening techniques
    Gathering participant information
    Risk stratification
    Contraindications to exercise
    Collecting participant feedback
    Evaluating sessions for improvement

  • Teaching Studio Strength sessions

    Effective demonstrations
    Cueing and timing
    Tone and voice projection
    Motivational strategies
    Different teaching positions
    Correcting techniques in a group

  • Health, safety and professionalism

    Staying safe in the studio
    Professional bodies and registers
    Instructor insurance
    Managing emergency situations
    Professional practice
    Customer care

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*Images and videos are for illustration purposes and may not depict specific course materials.

Become a Studio Strength instructor and
raise the bar in group exercise

Become a qualified Studio Strength instructor and raise the bar in group exercise and studio-based resistance training. Join our many thousands of graduates currently working in leading health and fitness clubs around the world.

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How you'll be assessed

Throughout this Studio Strength instructor course, you'll complete a range of online learning and assessment activities that will ensure you have the necessary knowledge and professional skills to practice. Typically, you'll complete all the knowledge assessments first, then when you feel ready, you'll start on the practical assessments.

The online practical workshops will prepare you for these assessments, so when you feel ready, all you need to do is record yourself teaching a class and submit this for marking. Your support tutor will also be able to help with preparation for this assessment.

We’ve provided a breakdown of the main assessments in this course.

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  • Knowledge workbooks
  • Multiple-choice
  • Unlimited attempts


  • Full studio-strength class
  • 45-60 mins
  • Record and submit for marking

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