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Personal training

Push clients to achieve their goals by designing and delivering full fitness programmes for them.

Gym Instructor

Our Gym Instructor course is your very first step into the fitness industry. It will give you the skills, knowledge and confidence you need to begin your fitness career. Learn how to design tailored gym programmes to encourage gym users to train effectively while ensuring that they work out safely.

Level 3 Diploma in Yoga course students undertaking practical module elements

Diploma in Teaching Yoga

The popularity of Yoga for its fitness and wellbeing benefits continues to grow and both gyms and yoga centres are seeing an increased demand for group Yoga classes on their timetables. The Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Yoga (Practitioner) course has been developed using the practice of Hatha Yoga - the foundation of many popular styles of yoga. Employers in the fitness sector are looking for yoga teachers with great communication skills, a rounded and informed approach to wellness and the ability to manage a class of different abilities. Our yoga course provides you with these skills, which clients and employers are looking for.

Level 3 Sports Massage practical module element delivered at our London One KX learning studio

Diploma in Sports Massage

Want to enhance your career and learn new skills? If you answered yes, the Diploma in Sports Massage might be right for you. The demand for specialists with the ability to treat injuries and aid rehabilitation has grown in the past few years. It’s no longer just athletes that need treatment, but everyday gym-goers.

STOTT PILATES MatPlus students undertaking practical module elements

STOTT PILATES® Intensive Mat-Plus™

This course will provide you with the skills to design and teach essential and intermediate level matwork classes with small equipment. STOTT PILATES helps to develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints. This makes it the perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation.

Indoor Cycling

This exhilarating module was developed with leading indoor cycling specialists and will teach you everything you need to know to deliver fun and effective studio cycling classes. You'll be in high demand as indoor cycling is one of the most popular classes to hit the fitness industry.

Group Exercise to Music

This Level 2 Group Exercise to Music course has been recently updated to reflect the latest practice in the industry. It’s the best foundation for all forms of group exercise that you can get. During the course you'll learn everything from the theory behind how the body works, to the practical steps needed to construct an unforgettable Group Exercise to Music class.

Exercise Referral course students undertaking practical module elements

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.

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What our graduates have to say

Becky Featherstone - quote

"Excellent course in sports massage, fantastic tutor. The course was delivered in a fun and very informative way, I learnt so much. I’m a level 3 PT and the course complimented my current work really well. I did learn a whole lot more. The care we got after the course and during the assessment was brilliant. I would highly recommend anyone with or without a sports background doing this course."

Becky Featherstone

Sports Massage - Graduate

Riccardo Bozza - quote

"I attended the L3 Personal Training course and the tutors I had (Al and Trevor) they were absolutely brilliant, they made the course really enjoyable and everything was just spot on. They were also really prepared and super kind and their teaching skills were great .. 10/10 for them!"

Riccardo Bozza

Personal Trainer - Graduate

Kamile - quote

"YMCAfit has helped me on my way to realising my professional ambitions. The teachers I have encountered in my time with YMCAfit have been some of the friendliest and knowledgeable people I have ever met and I remember them fondly as I continue to grow my professional self. Thank you YMCAfit. I highly recommend them."


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Personal training

Push clients to achieve their goals by designing and delivering full fitness programmes for them.
YMCAfit Yoga Instructor Teaching

Yoga Instructing

Explore and teach flexible sequences that revitalise the mind, body and spirit.


Liberate and reform clients’ bodies using STOTT PILATES techniques and routines.

Sports Massage

Help individuals prepare for sports and fitness activities and to aid their recovery. 

Guides and advice in starting your career
PT students learning what it takes to become a personal trainer

Personal Trainer guide

Read our Personal Trainer guide where we share the skills and qualifications you’ll need to become a professional PT. The guide includes key tips such as the salary you can expect to earn and the number of hours you should work.
Yoga students learning what it takes to become a yoga instructor

Becoming a Yoga Instructor

Find out how to have a successful career as a Yoga Instructor with advice on the skills you'll need and how to get started.
Fund your future

If you are looking to start your career in fitness but are finding it difficult to cover the cost of your training, there is support available.

Advanced Learner Loan

This is part of a Government-backed initiative, so that if you're over the age of 19 you can get a loan to help pay towards your course fees.

Pay in instalments with 0% interest

On some of our courses you can pay with monthly instalments with an interest free Direct Debit to spread the costs over a longer period.