Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based Exercise (YMCA Awards)

Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym Based Exercise (YMCA Awards)

Level: Level 2
Course price: 599.00

gym-instructor-picUpcoming course dates:

12th/13th & 19th/20th May 2018

15th/16th & 22nd/23rd September 2018

Weekends 10.30 – 5.30pm

Course overview:

The role of a Gym Instructor will include:

  • Providing clients with guidance, counselling, and direction on all aspects of fitness
  • Designing basic gym programmes for club members
  • Showing club members how to use the equipment
  • Maintenance of equipment

To become a Personal Trainer you will need to complete this course first

What you will learn

  • Anatomy and physiology including:
    – the heart and circulatory system
    – the respiratory system
    – structure and function of the skeleton
    – musculoskeletal system
    – postural and core stability
    – the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults
  • How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups. This may include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed


  • Multiple Choice theory paper
  • Worksheet
  • Practical/Video assessment

What to do now:

  • Complete an online application form by clicking on the course dates. Make your deposit or full payment.
  • Your training resources will be sent to you in the post
  • You will attend your training days and then return for your assessments.

What you will achieve:

  • CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
  • Level 2 entry onto the REPs register (Register of Exercise Professionals)
  • 20 REPs points

What next?

  • YMCA Awards Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells.
  • Active IQ Level 2 Award in Instructing Suspension Training.


September 15, 2018 to September 23, 2018
Deposit (remaining balance £449.25)£149.75