Level 2 certificate in fitness instructing

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym-based Exercise) has been designed by Active IQ to provide passionate fitness enthusiasts with the knowledge, understanding and skills to work unsupervised as a fitness instructor with healthy adults of all ages. It is suited to individuals seeking a career change who require a recognised qualification, and exercise and fitness enthusiasts aiming to become fitness instructors.

This course enables you to have the knowledge to become a fitness professional working at a fitness instructor level before taking the next step to becoming a Personal Trainer.

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Level 2 Certificate in fitness instructing

During the course you 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.

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