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Discovery Gym & Fitness Instructor Courses

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The Gym & Fitness Instructor courses offered by Discovery Learning allow students to become a qualified fitness instructor via home study, practical fitness instructor workshops and assessment.

Become a qualified gym & fitness instructor

This gym instructor (Level 2 Fitness Instructor course - gym) qualification is based around 120 hours of study and is designed with flexibility in mind. The Gym & Fitness Instructor course is offered as a combination of:

  • Home study
  • Two days of attendance

NOTE: We recommend that you only consider a fitness Instructor course that has a tutored attendance component.

Gym & Fitness Instructor course content

The Gym & Fitness Instructor training course from Discovery Learning comprises key elements, allowing students to feel comfortable and competent in dealing with the general public within a gym or health club environment. Course content includes:

  • Anatomy & physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Warm ups, cool downs and stretching
  • Cardiovascular work
  • Muscular strength & endurance
  • Teaching the use of free weights, resistance machines and cardiovascular machines
  • Promotion of physical activity

Course accreditation

All students graduating from the Gym & Fitness Instructor course will earn:

  • CYQ Level 2 status
  • 20 points towards Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 2 status

Entry requirements

No formal education is required. However, a good understand of fitness and practical experience of fitness within a gym environment is desired.

Progression after this course

Students looking to develop their skills and careers prospects within the health and fitness industry may wish to enrol on more advanced courses after graduating from the Discovery Learning Gym & Fitness Instructor training course. Progression routes include:

  • Level 2 Exercise to Music
  • Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children
  • Level 3 Advanced Instructor or Personal Trainer Award
  • Level 3 Weight Management & Nutrition

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