Who we are

We are one of the UK’s leading and oldest fitness training providers. You can depend on us for quality and expertise.

About 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!

Different motivation

We are part of Central YMCA, the UK’s leading education and health charity and the world’s first YMCA. We are committed to advancing the education, health and wellbeing of our communities and all our profits go back into future training and transforming even more lives. YMCAfit is about helping you and your community through fitness.

UK’s first

We created the first ever Exercise to Music course in 1984, shaping the start of the fitness industry. We have been around for a long time and seen the industry evolve. We know not only what employers and the industry want but also what your clients will need from you. We’ll help you become the best fitness professional, so you can help transform lives and inspire communities.

We believe in quality

Our ethos is simple: We want to provide high quality training and education in fitness so that our students have the opportunity to grow as an individual, by improving their own quality of life and then using these skills to better their community.


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of our students would recommend us

What we do

There is not just one set pathway into the fitness and exercise industry, we understand that as individuals we all have different goals, learning styles and you might be joining the YMCA family at different stages in your career.  

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.

Why our students love us

Get the most out of YMCAfit

Take a closer look at our courses or speak to our Course Advisor to find out more.