Teaching children can be rewarding and add variety to your fitness career. Broaden your skills with our YMCA Kids’ Fitness Dance and YMCA Kids’ Fitness Play and Games courses, ideal for anyone interested in running health-related exercise sessions for children, those already running sessions but without a formal qualification and current fitness instructors wanting to take their career to the next level.

Courses to get you started

Courses to get you started KF

We’ve developed two distinct approaches to kids’ fitness to appeal to different tastes and ages, teaching you how to adapt your skills and use different activities to motivate ages five to sixteen. You'll learn how to set up and run after school activities, holiday play and activity schemes and teaching on an already established children’s programme.

Kids' Fitness Play and Games

When training children, effective sessions need to be based on fun. You'll learn how to train and, more importantly, motivate children from the ages of five to sixteen. Sessions will incorporate movement to develop balance, coordination, body and spatial awareness, confidence and social interaction. 

Kids Fitness Dance

YMCA Kids' Fitness courses are designed to help you reach out and inspire children to enjoy fitness and activity. We'll give you the specialist knowledge to design and deliver safe, fun-filled children's exercise programmes.

Looking for a career in fitness?

Find out about the different routes into the industry and we'll help you to choose your career path.

Open evenings

Join us on a free open evening to get answers to your questions, meet the tutors and speak to our students.

How to book

To book with us, you can give us a call or request a callback so we can make sure we're providing the right service, tailored to your needs.
Continued professional development courses

Continued professional development courses allow you to further your career in fitness. After taking an entry level course, you can broaden your skills with a more specialist area, allowing you to build up your portfolio and learn new things. You can choose from a range of courses and areas of interest.

Why choose YMCAfit

Helping you be your best is our top priority. We'll train you for a longstanding career, not just to pass a test. We've developed the largest portfolio of courses in the UK and we're investing in this world-class training to continually make it better and always relevant for the fitness industry today - that's why 97% of students would recommend us!

As a charity, we truly believe that everyone should have access to the health benefits of regular physical activity and our graduates are helping to make this happen.