This is the industry's most popular online entry-level qualification and a must-have if you want to advance your fitness career become a personal trainer.
There are a handful of positions in the active leisure industry you could describe as ‘cornerstone roles’, and the gym instructor is certainly one of these.
Gym instructors are integral to the day-to-day running of gyms, leisure centres, health clubs and boutique fitness facilities alike. They provide invaluable exercise programming and teaching services to those looking to improve their health, fitness, aesthetic and wellbeing.
For some, becoming a gym instructor is a stepping stone to other positions in the fitness industry, like personal training, exercise referral or managerial roles. For others, it provides an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling job in its own right.
Gym instructors have a dynamic and varied role making the position appealing to those who enjoy working with people, especially those looking to break away from the 9-5 routine. Some of the duties of a gym instructor include, but are not limited to inducting new members, consulting with clients, performing fitness assessments, planning exercise programmes, teaching gym-based exercise sessions, maintaining equipment, and occasionally, a spot of cleaning.
Our Level 2 Online Gym Instructor Course is the perfect entry-level route, providing a highly flexible training solution that you can complete around your existing work and family commitments. With this online course, all of your studies, theory and practical, are completed from the comfort of your own home and gym, including the lectures, coursework, practical workshops and theory exams.
With the practical assessments, once you feel ready to undertake these, you simply need to film yourself teaching a client in your local gym, health club or fitness centre.
Supported by an extensive range of comprehensive training materials, including print and digital training manuals, video lectures, practical workshops and demonstrations, this fully online gym instructor course provides a world-class route to becoming a qualified gym-based fitness instructor.
Our courses are packed with a wide range of theory and practical subjects, ensuring that you are suitably prepared for your career in the fitness industry. While much of the course content is delivered through home-study, you can rest assured this is not lone study. Our dedicated team of experienced tutors will always be on hand to guide you through the programme. Their support is unlimited and they’re available via phone and email for whatever you need.
If you have only ever experienced formal, classroom-based education, learning online can at first require a little adjustment. However, our content, resources and materials, are highly interactive, easy to use and packed all the information you need to succeed. It really won’t take long for you to find your feet.
Much of the digital online content, coursework and exams are hosted in LES, our Learner Engagement System. You’ll get instant access to this system as soon as you enrol. You’ll also be supplied with print and digital manuals, hours of video lectures, practical gym instructor demonstrations and much more. All these resources help to bring the course to life.
This online gym instructor course includes a broad range of subjects, including:
One of the standout features of our online gym instructor course is that both the theory and practical assessments can be completed entirely online and at your convenience from wherever you are in the world. Worksheets and lesson plans are accessed within LES, exams are taken online and your practical assessments can be filmed at your local gym.
Here’s just a quick breakdown of what you’ll need to complete to qualify as a gym instructor:
For your online theory exam, this will be booked at a time and date of your choice. The exam is overseen by an online proctor that uses your PC, laptop or Mac’s webcam and microphone to monitor you while you complete it.
Whether you have designs on working for a boutique fitness facility, opening your own gym or launching an online fitness training business, you have to start somewhere.
Our Level 2 Online Gym Instructor course is an entry-level qualification that has no formal entry requirements or prerequisites. All you need is a keen interest in fitness and the desire to learn.
To ensure you’re going to set up for success, it’s ideal if you have already have some experience of using free weights, and CV and resistance machines at your local gym.
Once your studies are over and the assessments are complete, it’s only natural that you might start to think about ‘next steps’.
Our online personal trainer course is a natural progression route, in fact, this gym instructor qualification is actually an entry-requirement of the personal training programme.
This course is fully endorsed by CIMSPA, accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised worldwide; it really is a qualification that can open doors.
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The support from HFE is excellent you have a tutor you can call for help there are webinars plus all the online information and manuals -
Martyn, in particular, has a lot of health expertise and guided me through the programme well, my exam preparation and case study was facilitated by weekly support and coaching. I am very impressed by my first experience at distance learning - there was always someone on the end of the phone to answer my queries.
I recently finished the Gym Instructor Level 2 course and it was a pleasure studying and learning with HFE. Great course materials (technical but not overly detailed and complex), easy-to-use apps and website, and great tutors too. In particular, our course tutor Stephen Graham was brilliant - very knowledgeable and encouraging.
I have attended three different courses with HFE and have found each course to be really well organised. The resources are good and the support from the online support tutors is great.