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Level 2 Fitness Instructor

Gym Based Exercise


YMCA Awards is the most recognised and sought after qualification in the fitness industry. Our courses are delivered by experienced and qualified tutors to guide you through the course.

The Level 2 Gym Based Fitness Instructor course is designed with flexibility in mind. This course is offered as a full time option consisting of 5 days 9:30am - 5pm. We believe in face to face contact with theory learning not just leaving you to study of an online platform. On day one you will be given everything you need to know exactly what is required to gain the most from the course and to give you all the teaching skills and knowledge.

Kent Sports Academy understands the values of being taught clearly and concisely to give you the best opportunity starting your new career. The time set over each day will be set depending on the group size and needs. To ensure you are comfortable in your understanding of the theory and practical elements. Full support is available to assist learners when help is required. The venue has a vast array of equipment to help train you to teach every piece of cardiovascular and strength equipment in preparation, not just for your assessments but for getting out there and taking on your new chosen career.

Covering subjects include

This course will develop students to a competent and confident level to plan and instruct gym exercise programmes within a gym environment, covering subjects including:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Kinesiology (how the body moves)
  • Warm ups, dynamic stretching, cool downs and development stretching
  • Develop a key understanding of the programming principles
  • How to use functional and innovative gym equipment
  • The use of cardiovascular equipment and the promotion of physical activity
  • Introduction to core and functional training
  • Effective customer care and promotion physical activity
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including safeguarding of children and adults
Course Duration

Our Gym Instructor course will last approximately 5 days* providing you with expert knowledge to lead your own fitness programmes.

Course Assessment
  • 2 x 1 hour multiple choice examination
  • 1 x Continuous practical assessment
  • 1 x 1 hour practical examination

 YMCA Awards Level 2 Certification in Fitness Instruction Gym Based Exercise (QCF)

Progression Routes after completing the course
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 3 Personal Trainer
  • Level 3 G.P Referral
Course Price Includes
  • Registration, assessments and Certificate
  • All gym instructor course tuition includes email and telephone support
  • Fitness (gym) Instructor course manuals and workbooks
  • 20 CPD credits on REP's (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • Level 2 Fitness Instructor (gym) Course allows your entry on to the REPs Register
Entry Requirements
No prior qualifications are required, though a reasonable level of fitness & experience of exercise class participation will give you an advantage. You must be 16+ years of age with writing and numeracy skills are also required for presentation of the Fitness (gym) Instructor course work.

£695 per person (full payment is required to secure your place**)


Kent Sport Academy, Epps Building, Bridge Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1BB

Contact Details

Telephone - 01233 641000

Mobile - 07909 703631

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