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London, Online
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About this course

YMCAfit were the first training provider to deliver group exercise education over 35 years ago. You can turn your love of music, movement and fitness into an exciting career: become a qualified Group Exercise to Music instructor.

This Level 2 Certificate in 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.

Our tutors are passionate about what they do. They’re ready to support you every step of the way. With their guidance, you’ll prepare for your career: how to get into the industry and how to progress.

This course has been developed to meet the latest industry standards. It's CIMSPA accredited and is internationally recognised.

Group Exercise is the most popular form of exercise in the UK with more than an estimated 4.8 million people taking part every week. 26% of people say they are more likely to stay exercising when taking part in a group session than going to the gym. As an instructor, you have a real chance to unite people, create a community and keep people exercising for a lifetime.

Takeaways

  • This course is delivered full-time (weekdays) or part-time (weekends/weekdays)
  • Qualifies you to go out and teach a Group Exercise to Music session
  • A wider variety of exercise skills are included than ever before (including functional training)
  • Focus on finding your style as well as optimising technique
  • Learn to manage and motivate a class (and understand group dynamics)
  • Paced to suit a wide range of abilities and experience
  • Prepares you for auditions and employer expectations
  • Develop your musicality – learn to work to the beat, phrase, and rhythm of a variety of music styles
  • Learn the business skills to help you define your brand and market
  • It’s taught by highly- qualified, experienced tutors
  • Free 12-month membership to MyGroupFit giving you access to class resources and 1 free music download

Offer and payment options

  • 0% finance available - spread the cost with interest free monthly payments
  • Get 10% off our full-time route when you pay in full at least 2 months before the start date
Upcoming dates

London

Start date
Monday 12 Apr 21
Format
Classroom
£855
Course dates
12 Apr 2021 - 15 Apr 2021
26 Apr 2021 - 28 Apr 2021
27 May 2021 - 28 May 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 22 May 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 22 May 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
22 May 2021 - 23 May 2021
29 May 2021 - 30 May 2021
05 Jun 2021 - 05 Jun 2021
03 Jul 2021 - 04 Jul 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Jul 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 17 Jul 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
17 Jul 2021 - 18 Jul 2021
24 Jul 2021 - 25 Jul 2021
31 Jul 2021 - 31 Jul 2021
28 Aug 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Venue
Start date
Monday 6 Sep 21
Format
Classroom
£855
Course dates
06 Sep 2021 - 09 Sep 2021
20 Sep 2021 - 22 Sep 2021
28 Oct 2021 - 29 Oct 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 9 Oct 21
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 9 Oct 21
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
09 Oct 2021 - 10 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021 - 17 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021 - 23 Oct 2021
20 Nov 2021 - 21 Nov 2021
Venue
Start date
Saturday 19 Feb 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 19 Feb 22
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
19 Feb 2022 - 20 Feb 2022
26 Feb 2022 - 27 Feb 2022
05 Mar 2022 - 05 Mar 2022
02 Apr 2022 - 03 Apr 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 7 Mar 22
Format
Classroom
£855
Course dates
07 Mar 2022 - 10 Mar 2022
21 Mar 2022 - 23 Mar 2022
02 May 2022 - 03 May 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 30 Apr 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 30 Apr 22
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
30 Apr 2022 - 01 May 2022
07 May 2022 - 08 May 2022
14 May 2022 - 14 May 2022
11 Jun 2022 - 12 Jun 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Jul 22
Format
Classroom and home study
£699
Course dates
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Venue
Start date
Saturday 2 Jul 22
Format
Practical Module (Classroom)
£559
Course dates
02 Jul 2022 - 03 Jul 2022
09 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022
16 Jul 2022 - 16 Jul 2022
13 Aug 2022 - 14 Aug 2022
Venue
Start date
Monday 11 Jul 22
Format
Classroom
£855
Course dates
11 Jul 2022 - 14 Jul 2022
25 Jul 2022 - 27 Jul 2022
22 Aug 2022 - 23 Aug 2022
Venue

Online

Course details

Our Group Exercise to Music course can be taken in the following formats:

Face to Face classroom  

This format is delivered in a classroom at our London venue. You may prefer to attend a course delivered in an educational setting. 

  • Format: Face to face classroom-based learning 
  • Weekdays options available 
  • 7 days face to face tuition in a classroom 
  • 1 day practical assessment at the venue 

Face to Face classroom and home study 

This format is delivered in a classroom at our London venue. You may prefer to attend a course delivered in an educational setting. 

  • Format: Face to face classroom-based learning with home-based interactive online study 
  • 5 days face to face tuition in a classroom 
  • 1 day practical assessment at the venue 
  • Weekdays and weekend options available 

Virtual Classroom and home study 

This format is delivered in a virtual classroom. You may prefer to study from home to remove the need to travel. 

  • Format: Virtual Classroom based learning with home-based interactive online study 
  • Weekend Options: One or two days per week (5 x 7hr) virtual classroom sessions 
  • Practical assessment is via live video conference. 
  • Online theory assessments  

What you will learn

Theory modules

  • Anatomy and Physiology (Level 2)
  • Group exercise to Music Planning, Preparation, and Delivery
  • Providing a Positive Customer Experience
  • Lifestyle Management and Health Awareness

Practical modules

  • Level 2 Group Exercise to Music Delivery and Professional Instruction

Develop your knowledge to provide a positive customer experience

  • Learn how to instruct effective group exercise sessions in a studio environment
  • Choreography methods to be able to confidently design your own choreography as well as an introduction to pre-choreographed sessions
  • Develop and plan exercise to music sessions to a wide range of customers (including 13-18 year olds and older adults)
  • How to work with the beat, phrase and rhythm of a various music styles
  • Learn how to maintain health, safety and customer welfare

Develop your communication skills

  • Learn how to communicate with customers effectively and motivate them to follow their programmes
  • Learn how to promote wellness and exercise to a wide range of clients
  • To confidently plan, teach, deliver and evaluate a Group Exercise to Music session
  • Learn how to motivate, communicate and engage positively

Develop your knowledge of the body with anatomy and physiology modules

  • Understand the heart and circulatory, respiratory and digestive system
  • Understand the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • Understand the major bones, muscles and muscle actions of the body

How you will be assessed

A combination of practical and written assessment methods including:

  • Practical assessments
  • Multiple choice theory papers
  • Worksheets

You will need to bring two helpers for your practical assessment day.​

What you qualify with

This combined course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and will give you a total of:

  • 10 CIMSPA points

The certificate you will receive is:

  • YMCA Awards Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Group Exercise to Music (Freestyle)
Who can do this course
  • Anyone over 16
  • Must have experience of participating in a variety of group exercise to music classes (aerobics, body conditioning, dance-style aerobics or combat).
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