As an instructor in the fitness industry, it’s becoming more and more important to be able to deal with the specific needs of a changing population. You may be working with older adults, ante and postnatal women, people with mental health issues or those on exercise referral schemes. Our specialist courses will give you the expertise and confidence to effectively serve these important client groups.

Courses

Whether you find yourself teaching people with specialist needs, or you’re keen to create and deliver programmes or classes exclusively for this important client group, our range of specialist courses can take your career to the next level. With a growing demand for specialists, there’s never been a better time to hone your skills.

Level 4 Obesity and Diabetes

Becoming a weight management specialist will enable you to help clients who don't have the confidence or motivation to exercise. On this course, you'll learn the causes of obesity and diabetes and how to develop specially designed programmes to treat these conditions with exercise, saving people from an unhealthy lifestyle and increasing their life expectancy.

Level 4 Lower Back Pain

The Level 4 Lower Back Pain will give you the skills to help treat back injuries using specially designed exercise and lifestyle programmes. You'll learn about the causes and risks of lower back injuries and how exercise can be used to relieve the symptoms. Research has shown that exercise is one of the best remedies, so you'll be playing a vital part in your clients' recovery.

Ante and Postnatal Exercise

Ante and postnatal clients are the mothers of your community and they need your support to stay fit and healthy. This specialism will provide you with the expertise and confidence to deliver safe and effective exercise programmes for women who are pregnant or have recently had a baby. 

Diploma in Exercise Referral

With the Diploma in Exercise Referral, you'll be using exercise to get your client’s lives back on track after an illness. You'll learn how to use healthy eating principles and exercise techniques to help treat a range of medical conditions. With the growing number of referral schemes in the UK, this specialism is not only high in demand, but highly rewarding and profitable.

Exercise and Disability

Progress your fitness career by becoming a specialist in exercise for disabled people. This course will train you to provide adapted workouts and advice for people with an impairment, supporting them to stay fit, healthy and happy.

Exercise for Older Adults

Boost your income and make a difference to people's lives by specialising in exercise for older adults. If you already teach fitness classes and want to broaden your client base, this is a great specialism for it. The older adults group are an expanding market, who are seeking specially tailored programmes from trainers like you. 

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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.