Fitness Instructor

Your career in fitness starts now! This Fitness Instructor course is designed to give you your start in the fitness industry. You will be able to gain employment in a health club, write challenging, varied programmes for clients and interact with people on a multitude of goals.


The course provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective sessions. This qualification puts you on the first rung of the ladder to becoming a fully qualified personal trainer.

This course is a prerequisite to the Personal Training Certificate

Study Options

Online or Blended Learning Available

What will I learn?

Anatomy and physiology for exercise

How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity

Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment

Principles of exercise, fitness and health

Planning gym-based exercise

Instructing gym-based exercise

All Modules included


Principles of Exercise

  1. Principles of Exercise
  2. Principles of Training
  3. Planning gym based exercise part 1
  4. Planning gym based exercise part 2
  5. Warm up, Cool Down, Mobility
  6. Core Stability
  7. Motor Skills
  8. Flexibility
  9. Intro to, Suspension, Spotting, Foam Rolling
  10. Kettlebells
  1. Skeletal system
  2. Joints
  3. Muscle system
  4. Nervous system
  5. Circulatory system
  6. Respiratory system
  7. Energy system

Customer Care

The Gym

  1. Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  2. Gym Inductions
  3. Evaluating Sessions
  4. Closing Sessions
  1. Healthy Eating
  2. Health and Safety
  3. Reasons to Exercise and Goal Setting
  4. Barriers to Exercise
  5. Customer Care
  6. Supporting Clients

Career Options

  • Gain employment in a health and fitness club
  • Progress your career at the club by becoming a fitness manager
  • Specialise in classes such as Studio Cycling, Circuits, Pilates and Kettlebells (by taking our CPD modules)
  • Take the next step in your career as a Personal Trainer

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