Cheryl completed our Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Exercise and Physical Activity for Children earlier this year. This qualification allows her to teach specialist classes for children age 5-16yrs old. This is what she says about her experience on the course and what has happened since.
“Since qualifying to teach fitness for children I have been inundated with requests to provide taster sessions for several schools.
Initially the only reason I took this qualification was so that I could teach my niece and her friends some of the classes I was doing. They had seen me taking part in Vi-Box classes and practicing Vibe Step moves and wanted to join in. I didn’t realise how much of an opportunity there was in this area of fitness.
Children have the best technique so to start these types of fitness classes this early sets them in good stead for the future.
I completed the course with Vibe Concepts in July and I already have an after school club up and running and another 2 or 3 in the process to begin in January.
I have provided taster sessions for a number of different schools and just last week for a Cubs group who want more classes to be arranged.
I have held family classes during the summer where parents and children alike get involved and enjoy fitness together.
The course itself was fun and engaging. The tutor was friendly and helpful. The practical side of the course may not be everyone’s cup of tea so to speak as it is focused on games rather than the fitness classes I am providing but as I have young children it was nice to be able to see the different types of games I can play with them to get them up off the couch and moving.”