'Level 2' Certificate in Fitness Instructing

BECOME A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Start your journey to becoming a recognised Fitness Professional with the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing.

 

The qualification will enable you to work within a gym environment as a Fitness Instructor – plus it’s the first step to becoming a Personal Trainer.

 

Start learning today

 

The theory content for the Level 2 Course is delivered online meaning you can start learning as soon as you enrol. We know how busy your life can be juggling work, kids and a social life so the course is designed for you to learn in your own time at your own pace – with full support from our course tutors.

Your Course Content Includes:

Anatomy & physiology

Principles of exercise, fitness and health

An introduction to nutrition

Know how to support clients

Programming gym based exercise

Delivering gym based exercise

Including how to coach the ‘Big 5 Lifts’: Squats, Deadlifts, Overhead Presses, Cleans, and Lunges

Exercise and coaching library

COURSE INTRO

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Course Intro

By completing the Level 2 certificate in Fitness Instructing, you will then be recognised as a Fitness Instructor. This will give you the required qualification to work employed in a gym environment.

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, is also the pre-requisite qualification needed to enrol upon the Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. Therefore, the Level 2 course can also be seen as the first stage to becoming an industry recognised Personal Trainer.

Across the Level 2 Certificate you will learn the following units:

Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

This unit will teach you how to programme and deliver exercise to a range of different clients, with a variety of goals, and will also look at how to cater for special populations such as pre/post natal and how to train young and elderly clients.

It will also give you an understanding of exercise physiology such as heart rate zones, rep and set variables, and will cover an introduction to nutrition.

Anatomy & Physiology

A vitally important unit for all fitness professionals. You will learn about the musculo-skeletal system, as well as energy systems, cardiorespiratory system, and the neuro-endocrine system - all of this will be related fully to how they all interact during physical activity.

Programming and Delivering Gym Based Exercise

Across these units, you will learn how to programme exercise for a range of different individuals and their goals as well as how to deliver exercise in a gym based environment. You will learn how to coach free weight exercises, resistance machines, cardiovascular activity, warm ups, cool downs and more.

Know How to Support Clients and Health, Safety and Welfare in a Gym Environment

Understand how to not just train an individual through exercise, but how to create client retention, build a professional rapport, and ensure that your clients and gym members are in an environment that is both safe and effective for their needs.

Online content and practical workshops

The platforms we use to deliver our content is designed to allow you to learn the theory at home using our online video modules, and then use this knowledge when you attend our gym based practical workshops with a current fitness professional.

ASSESSMENTS

Assessments

We ensure that all of our students are more than prepared for each and every assessment on their way to qualification. Your support tutor, whom you will have ongoing contact with whenever you need them, will ensure you are fully confident going into each of the following assessments. Our role is to make sure you pass.

Level 2 Assessments are completed on our planned assessment days and are as follows:

  • Multiple choice exams:
    • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health
    • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Online Quizzes:
    • Know How to Support Clients
    • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment
  • Practical Assessment and Case Study
    • Programming Gym Based Exercise - case study
    • Deliver a Gym Based Exercise Session - practical assessment

The feedback you will gain from each assessment is all part of building up your knowledge, confidence and professional development - ensuring you are primed and ready for your career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness professional. This is added into your course portfolio, in your online student academy, for future reference when you need it the most - working as a fitness professional.

PREREQUISITES

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites required to enrol on this course.

ACCREDITATIONS

YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Fitness Trainer almost anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

What Our Students Are Saying

Melissa Lang

The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through

Ashley is a fantastic teacher. He is friendly, Very knowledgable and down to earth which makes the training a lot more enjoyable.
The whole course from start to finish was well prepared and thought through. Every practical day was great fun and I learnt a lot. I enjoyed meeting the same group of people each time and building lasting friendships. The theory for the course is perfect as you can do it in your own time in and around busy lifestyles which is perfect for some like me with work commitments and 3 children. I continued to finish my level 2 and started my level 3 straight after and I have just competently completed my final exam all thanks to Ashley @ Performance Training Academy!

Joe Hafner

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course

My education with Performance Training Academy was direct and efficient, I conducted my learning on a blended learning basis. I learnt the theory part of the course with one to one help from the course tutor, and I joined a small group to carry out our practical education. It enabled the delivery of the course content to suit my needs.

I successfully achieved my qualification within my needed time scale, learning and retaining more information then I thought I would, as I usually struggle in class-based environments, so with this, I was really impressed and thankful.

I would recommend Performance Training Academy to anyone thinking of taking the course. Their deliverance of the content will keep you engaged and interested throughout the course, they also provide ongoing support after you have completed and begin your career as a Personal Trainer.

I am now working as a recognised Personal Trainer out of a gym in Dubai.

Lily Burks

Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course

Before starting the course I had no previous coaching or teaching experience. I was a regular gym goer myself but had no base learning in how to instruct. I have always enjoyed working with people and being social, I am a qualified hairdresser as well and have always liked to build relationships and work on self-improvement and care. I wanted to be a Personal Trainer because I became passionate about exercise and enjoyed learning new methods and wanted to share that with the wider world.

The course was a fantastic way to get a feel for the gym environment as it was based in a working gym. My tutor Stuart and Ash who runs Performance Training Academy work their hardest to help all students achieve their individual goals within the course. It’s a very friendly and relaxed environment with a professional feel – which is exactly what they emphasise you convey to your clients.

Now I have qualified I plan on setting up all of my social media bases and working on my fitness personality through these and start to gain clients. I will be working for myself and then eventually look into potentially relocating and working from a gym. I will also be using Ash and Stu in the future for any programme queries or business advice!

Lessons Packed With Content

Independent and guided learning

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Video Library

A whole host of videos tailored to your learning journey.

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In person classes

Classes and events to help you apply your learning.

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Independent study

Lots of opportunities for personal study and developing knowledge.

YMCA Approved Centre

Fully Accredited

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised.

Who Are We?

Meet Ash and the team at Performance Training Academy.

Ashley Hough PT Trainer
Ashley Hough - Founder of Performance Training Academy

Hi, I’m Ashley Hough, CEO of Performance Training Academy, the South West’s premier personal training qualification provider.
I owned a successful personal training business from 2002-2014, before turning my attention full time to helping our students build their own success as a personal trainer.

As an experienced personal trainer I know success doesn’t stop when you get qualified. To become a successful PT, to have control of your own career and enjoy the freedom of being your own boss, you need to understand how to run and manage your own business. No other course offers this business growth support.

Our ethos is simple: to provide you with the best accredited training available and teach you exactly how to grow a lucrative and successful personal training business so you can enjoy the freedom of working for yourself.

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YMCA Approved Centre

Accredited by:

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing is governed by YMCA Awards and is industry recognised, both in the United Kingdom and Worldwide, meaning you can work as a Fitness Instructor almost anywhere in the world.
Upon completion of our qualifications, you’ll also be able to gain membership with the standardising body for the Health and Fitness Industry, the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

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