Your fitness career starts here

Transform your career and help people change their lives with YMCAfit, the UK’s first and leading provider of fitness education.

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What our graduates say about YMCAfit courses

We believe in expertise and experience and provide high-quality education to produce outstanding fitness professionals who go the extra mile to inspire and improve the health and wellbeing of their communities. As a charity, our motivations are different from all the other providers. 

With more than 125,000 students trained since 1984, it’s hard to highlight them all, so we’ve collected some of the career-changing stories and testimonials from our students to help inspire the next generation of fitness professionals.

Our graduates go on to work at

Why choose YMCAfit?

The most experienced

We’re the UK’s first fitness training provider and have been at the forefront, shaping the industry since 1984 when we launched the first ever ETM course.

Outstanding Tutors

Our tutors are highly qualified, knowledgeable, experienced, passionate and loved by our students. 82% have said they are “exceptional”.

Fully accredited

Our courses are internationally-recognised, Ofqual regulated, Ofsted monitored, endorsed by CIMSPA, and their legitimacy will never be questioned.

The most complete courses

Our courses are the most comprehensive and complete in the market and will give you all the tools you need to succeed.

We are a charity

Our motivations are different from all the other providers. We’re not doing this to make money, we are here to help you transform your life and your community.

Employers love our graduates

Employers are actively seeking our graduates because they know students leave us with the skills and confidence they actually need to do the job.

We are the UK’s first and most experienced training provider…


committed to high-quality fitness education


careers developed through our courses


of our students would recommend us

Become a world-class Personal Trainer and start changing lives.

Read our 8 easy steps to get started as a personal trainer and turn your passion into a successful career.

YMCAfit tutor teaching a corporate client about apprenticeships and staff training

Employers: Upskill your team. Transform your business.

We have helped businesses thrive for over 40 years with our bespoke, strategic programmes:

In-house staff training
First-class apprenticeships
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An overview of courses
Career information
Flexible payment options
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CPD courses to enhance your portfolio

We specialise in improving your portfolio and increasing your earning potential. Wherever you want to take your career, we have the courses and support to make that possible

News, stories and profiles

YMCAfit launches women-only PT courses to help break down barriers
“It is important to make education more accessible to all women who might be interested in getting into the fitness industry. By running Women-only courses, we will be able to encourage more women to join the industry who may not be able to otherwise. To get more women into fitness we need to have a greater number of female instructors, and this course will help achieve that.”
5 things I wish I’d known before becoming a Personal Trainer
Martin Coles, trained with us to become a Personal Trainer in 2011 and has since worked in several different gyms around London. But what did he wish he’d known before he became a PT?

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