Fitness Qualifications

How do you get where you want to be?

The fitness industry is an exciting, challenging place to work whether you are looking to work as a Fitness Instructor or move on to Personal Training or higher, Lincolnshire YMCA has the qualifications and the guidance to get you there.

Step 1: Beginning your journey into the fitness industry
If you are looking to work in the fitness industry you must hold the Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate.
Successful completion will enable employment in a gym setting and fulfils the entry requirement for all future fitness courses. All of our fitness courses are REPS accredited, giving you peace of mind that your qualification will be sufficient for you to gain employment and insurance to work in the fitness industry. For more information on REPS, please click here.

Course: Level 2 Fitness Instructor Certificate (Gym)

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £450
Duration*: 3 months
REPS Points: 20
Study Method: Blended learning

Description: This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness sessions. You will cover anatomy and physiology, supporting clients, health and safety, principles of exercise and designing and delivering fitness sessions. The blended learning approach sees you study from home with online tasks and tutor workshops before attending 6 contact days for revision, practical work and final assessment.


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Step 2: Becoming the best Instructor you can be…
The following optional courses supplement your Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, increasing
your knowledge and the variety of classes that you can offer.

Course: Level 2 Exercise To Music

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £250
Duration: 10 weeks
REPS Pts: 20
Study Method: Onsite

Description: The qualification is spread over 10 weeks, 6 weeks of practical experience and performance before a four week break for preparation leading up to assessment. You will learn to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise to music sessions, from the warm up, MSE and the main component to cool down. Innovative exercise to the beat allows you to create fun and varied classes, keeping your customers motivated and coming back for more.


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Course: Level 2 Award in Designing Circuit Sessions

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £250
Duration: One day
REPS Pts: 16
Study Method: Onsite

Description: This qualification builds on the knowledge gained in the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Held over a weekend here at the Lincolnshire YMCA Fitness and Training Centre, the course will give you the skills and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective circuit training sessions. Using equipment such as ladders, hurdles, resistance bands, free weights and stability balls, you will be able to run fresh and exciting classes for your fitness clientele.


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Course: Level 2 Award in Studio Cycling

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £250
Duration: Two days
REPS Pts: 16
Study Method: Onsite

Description: This qualification builds on the knowledge gained in the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Held over a weekend here at the Lincolnshire YMCA Fitness and Training Centre, the course will give you the skills and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective circuit training sessions. Using equipment such as ladders, hurdles, resistance bands, free weights and stability balls, you will be able to run fresh and exciting classes for your fitness clientele.


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Course: Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £250
Duration: Two days
REPS Pts: 16
Study Method: Onsite

Description: This qualification builds on the knowledge gained in the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing. Held over a weekend here at the Lincolnshire YMCA Fitness and Training Centre, the course will give you the skills and knowledge to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective circuit training sessions. Using equipment such as ladders, hurdles, resistance bands, free weights and stability balls, you will be able to run fresh and exciting classes for your fitness clientele.

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Step 3: Become a Personal Trainer … and your own boss
After completing the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing you are eligible to begin study on the Level 3 Certificate  in Personal Training. Successful completion of this course will enable you to work as a Personal Trainer, in a self employed or gym setting.

Course: Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Location: Lincolnshire YMCA Training Centre
Price: £795
Duration: Three months*
REPS Pts: 20
Study Method: Blended learning

Description: This qualification provides the knowledge and skills to enable learners to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness sessions. You will cover advanced anatomy and physiology, programming and delivering Personal Training sessions and the principles of nutrition for physical activity. The blended learning approach sees you study from home with online tasks and tutor workshops before attending

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Why choose YMCA Lincolnshire’s Training Centre?

YMCA Lincolnshire o ffers REP’s Accredited Fitness Qualifications, leaving you safe in the knowledge that the qualification and training you’ll receive will be of the highest standard. Our Training Centre offers Fitness Courses from entry level through to the Level 3 Personal Trainer Certificate.

Lincoln City Centre based Training facility
Our Training and Fitness Centre is located in the heart of the city, so whether you are completing a day course with us or attending our assessment weekends, there is no need to travel far.

Blended Learning Options
Our Level 2 and Level 3 Fitness Qualifications are delivered through a blended learning approach, allowing you to commence your studies straight away. Upon receipt of your first payment you will receive your course materials and access to our online learning platforms. Your course tutor will schedule regular workshops, which can be completed in house or over the phone as you progress towards your assessment weekends.

Flexible Payment Options
Our courses can all be paid through our flexible payment terms allowing you to spread the cost of your course over the duration of your learning. We also work with the 24plus learner loan scheme - if you’re 24 or over
working towards a Level 3 Qualification please see more information here.

 

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