Delivered at the Manchester YMCA and the Village Hotel Cheadle, our Level 2 Gym Instructor, Level 3 Personal Trainer and Level 3 Diploma in Yoga courses are accredited by YMCA Awards, CIMSPA and the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).

We run part-time (weekend) fitness courses in Central and South Manchester (Cheadle), all taught and supported by fitness training experts with industry experience.

Whatever your goal in becoming a qualified fitness instructor, whether you are starting out, expanding your portfolio and skills, or looking to change your career we pride ourselves in being able to talk through the options, routes and courses to provide the best course advice in terms of what you want to achieve.

Our Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Yoga and Sports Massage courses are available to pay with interest free payment plans. We also offer a government financed Advanced Learner Loan on our personal training, yoga instructor and sports massage courses which allow you to repay the cost of the course, only when you are earning over £21K a year.

YMCAfit Manchester courses are run over weekends or weekdays to best suit your availability - we also run courses in Liverpool and Leeds if you are looking for alternative dates and courses. See all our courses that we run nationwide via our course finder.

Popular courses in Manchester

  • Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Personal Training: Full time. Qualified in 7 weeks. Includes 6 CPDs.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training: Full or part time. Qualified in 4-6 months. Flexible learning.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training: Full or part time. Qualified in 6 weeks. Gym Instructor progression.
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor: Full or part time. Qualified in 2 weeks. Fast track into the fitness industry.

Personal training and Gym Instructor course dates

Start date
Sunday 18 Nov 18
Price
£1350
Start date
Saturday 26 Jan 19
Price
£1995
Start date
Saturday 26 Jan 19
Entry Level
Price
£699
Start date
Monday 4 Mar 19
Price
£2100
Start date
Monday 4 Mar 19
Price
£2450
Start date
Saturday 11 May 19
Price
£1995

Yoga Instructor and Sports Massage course dates

Start date
Saturday 19 Jan 19
Price
£1499
Start date
Saturday 2 Feb 19
Price
£1800
Start date
Saturday 2 Mar 19
Entry Level
Price
£699
Start date
Saturday 11 May 19
Price
£1499

Next open evening

Come along to our next open evening in Manchester to see the course facilities and talk to our course advisors about the learning resources, course delivery and format, tutors, certificates and anything else you would like to know.

CPD courses to progress your career

We deliver a wide range of continued professional development (CPD) courses that are certified by YMCA Awards our ourselves. Whether you’re already a fitness instructor and need a quick addition to your REPs points or you want to expand your skills through specialist courses, we have the fitness course for you. In addition our Exercise for Older Adults, Ante and Postnatal and Diploma in Exercise Referral courses are endorsed and regulated by CIMSPA.

Start date
Saturday 24 Nov 18
Price
£149
Start date
Tuesday 29 Jan 19
Price
£129
Start date
Wednesday 30 Jan 19
Price
£149
Start date
Thursday 31 Jan 19
Price
£149
Start date
Saturday 16 Mar 19
Price
£149
Start date
Sunday 17 Mar 19
Price
£129
Start date
Saturday 6 Apr 19
Price
£149
Start date
Saturday 27 Apr 19
Price
£258
Start date
Saturday 27 Apr 19
Price
£799