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Date(s) - 21/11/2020 - 22/11/2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

G Force Training,

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of gym-based exercise. As a gym instructor you will be designing individual gym programmes and encouraging gym users to work out effectively and safely. You will also have the opportunity to improve customers’ overall health, fitness levels, raise their confidence and help them train for specific sports or events. Many gym instructors will often progress to become personal trainers.

Learners will cover:

  • 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






  • Level of entry onto REPS: Level 2

Learner prerequisites:

  • None

Blended learning:

The course consists of face-to-face learning, and distance learning, (theory learning is completed from home with tutor support). There is also a practical assessment and written exam day.


  • multiple choice theory paper/eAssessment
  • practical examination
  • assessment workbook


YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym Based Exercise)

Course Price:

£549 for the full Level 2 Certificate. If you require payment options to spread the payments over 5 months, the price is £584

Progression routes:

  • YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Course Dates

Practical days; Saturday 21st November and Sunday 22nd November

Written exam and assessment date; TBC


Please email us for more information or to apply 

If you are a recently qualified Level 2 Fitness Instructor you may be exempt from the Mandatory Units.  You can therefore apply to qualify at a reduced price, to find out more please email us.