Fitness Instructor Courses at the BMF Academy

The BMF Academy delivers these fitness instructor courses: Level 2 Gym Instructor Course, Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training course, and the Level 4 Strength and Conditioning course.

Our mission is to raise the standards of fitness industry education.  Firstly, we offer only the highest quality fitness instructor courses and qualifications within the fitness industry. Our courses are recognised by REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals), and accredited through Active IQ.

Furthermore, we ensure our standards are as high as possible in order to produce the best fitness professionals, and to meet our requirements set for instructors we hire at British Military Fitness.

Our fitness instructor courses include:

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

Level 3 Personal Training Course

Level 4 Strength & Conditioning Course


Find out more about our fitness instructor courses


Get in touch with one of our learner advisors to discuss your education needs

Level 2 Gym Instructor Courses

Level 2 Gym Instructor Courses

Your starting point for a career in fitness

Level 3 Personal Training Courses

Level 3 Personal Training Courses

Want to become self-employed as a fully qualified personal trainer? This is the course for you.

Level 4 Strength and Conditioning Courses

Level 4 Strength and Conditioning

Our Level 4 Strength and Conditioning course is designed for experienced personal trainers

Fitness instructor Courses with the BMF Academy

Start your career in the fitness industry with the Level 2 Gym Instructor Course (Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction). This is the minimum requirement to be able to work as a fitness instructor within a gym, or with us at British Military Fitness.

Once qualified, you can work towards your Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training. If you want to be a self-employed personal trainer, this is the qualification you need.

Still thinking about your career change? Read Maggie’s Story for her experience. 

Our fitness instructor courses cost less than most within the fitness industry. Why? Because organising fitness courses is not our core business, and as a result we are able to offer lower prices for your benefit. In turn we hope to attract talented fitness professionals who want to work for us in our British Military Fitness parks.


Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.

Training For Excellence

We’ve gained almost 20 years of experience within the fitness industry as the leaders in outdoor fitness. Our staff at British Military Fitness know how to train the very best fitness professionals. With over 400 instructors nationwide, running over 500 classes per week, we are always learning and developing. We pass on this knowledge to those who attend our courses, so that we produce the very best fitness professionals.

Accredited courses

Active IQ, one of the leading awarding bodies in the UK accredit our courses. Our qualifications don’t just tick the boxes, they go above and beyond to develop the best instructors.

Online Learning

Our learning management system uses the latest e-learning technology that works on any device. This coupled with outstanding content makes for a great learning experience.

Central Support

Our training tutors provide on-going support for the duration of your learning experience through online webinars and coaching sessions to email and telephone support.


  • Excellent venue & practical sessions + great knowledge gleaned from personal experience on how to excel as a PT rather than dish out a one-size fits all gym session

    Jo Porter
    Fitness Professional
  • I completed my Level 2 and Level 3 Personal Trainer with the BMF Academy, qualifying in June last year. I chose to train with BMF because I know the quality and high standards from being a member of BMF myself.
    The course was excellent. Well structured, very well taught and fully prepared me to run my own business as a mobile personal trainer as well as pass the required exams. Really impressed and am signing up to continue my training with them to level 4.

    Maggie Elliot
    Personal Trainer