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This is the industry's most popular entry-level qualification and a must-have if you want to advance to Level 3 and become a personal trainer.
Gyms, leisure centres and health clubs are vibrant and fast-paced places to work. Every client that walks through the door is different and for a fitness instructor, no two days are ever going to be the same.
Many see becoming a gym instructor as a stepping stone to advancing to personal training, and while it is an entry requirement for that course, it’s an incredibly rewarding job in its own right. Day to day, gym instructors find themselves performing inductions for new members, maintaining exercise equipment, giving diet advice, planning sessions, ensuring the environment is clean and tidy at all times, and much more.
Our Level 2 Gym Instructor course is fully accredited by YMCA Awards and recognised by REPs and CIMSPA, which means the door is open to use this qualification internationally. Delivered via blended learning, this flexible approach combines home study with unlimited phone and email support, bespoke learning resources, and practical attendance at one of our nationwide venues.
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From theory to practical, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to become a leading gym instructor. Below is a selection of the topics you’ll encounter on course:
Plus, you’ll also gain vital knowledge of effective warm-up and cool-down methods, bodyweight and free weight exercise techniques, all-important health and safety, and much more.
We’ve split the course into multiple components which will challenge you and assess you in a range of exciting theoretical and practical ways.
Regardless of your learning style and speed, you’ll receive as much support as you need in order to pass.
Every fitness professional has to start somewhere and as this is an entry-level course, there are no formal entry requirements or prerequisites.
What will help you get off to flying start however is some experience of using cardiovascular and resistance equipment, as well as free weights, in your local gym.
Before your first practical course weekend, we recommend 6-8 weeks of home study (based on an hour a day).
That will give you plenty of time to read through your Level 2 Anatomy and Physiology and Level 2 Gym Instructor manuals and use LES (the Learner Engagement System) to complete the various workbooks.
For a full gym instructor study guide and course timetable, call our Careers team on 0800 612 4067 or send us an email with the button above.
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After dreading this course for months it was time to attend and as I say wasn't looking forward to it! But the tutors were great very relaxed and friendly didn't make things too complicated explaining all elements, end up getting really good feedback at the end of the 1st weekend so felt a little more confident to take my exam!
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