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Become a Fitness Instructor

Our ActiveIQ Fitness Instructor qualification helps fitness enthusiasts who want to start a successful career in the fitness industry by avoiding fast track, non contact training providers and achieving a high quality fitness qualifications.

QualificationActive IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction
Duration5 practical days plus distance learning
Cost£499 with 0% interest payment plans available

Why get qualified with the BMF Academy?

The British Military Fitness Academy offers the highest quality of fitness industry education across Great Britain. Our qualifications are delivered to highest standard in a unique manner that will help you as a trainer find your purpose and specialise in an ever increasingly crowded market to be industry ready.

Our qualifications are delivered to highest standard in a unique manner that will help you as a trainer find your purpose and specialise in an ever increasingly crowded market to be industry ready.

We offer exclusive lifetime content that you can access anytime and provide a flexible learning approach to our training which will enable you to seamlessly educate yourself with minimum disruption to your lifestyle.

Course Information

Course Info
Distance Learning
Weekend 1
Weekend 2
Entry Requirements

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor and join British Military Fitness as an Instructor. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to begin our Instructor induction programme ensuring that you meet our requirements.

Prior to the start of your course you will be sent a learner manual which includes all the content for the theory elements of our course. You will gain access to our Academy e-learning website which hosts a series of lectures, videos and content that will deliver the theory elements to you in a different style.

We will also invite you to join our private Facebook group where you can interact with both our tutor and other learners before and during the course. Here you can discuss relevant topics, post articles and use it to communicate during the course.

Finally, our friendly staff are always on hand to support you where needed. You can email or call our tutors with any questions you may have about the course and they will ensure to help you out.

Weekend one comprises of three days on site learning at one of our training venues. On day one you will begin with various practical elements including heart rate monitoring, roles of a gym instructors, intro to fixed and CV machines, client information gathering and warm ups.

Day two includes intro to free weights, teaching warm ups, health, safety and maintenance, teaching free weights and aerobic training. Day three of weekend one involves bodyweight exercises, post workout stretching, a muscular endurance workshop, teaching CV, how to conduct a session, programme planning and approaches to resistance training.

Weekend two is all about your assessments. Day one of weekend two begins with your anatomy and physiology theory exam followed by your principles of exercise exam. Here you will be in a classroom environment to confirm the theory that you have learnt.

You will then do further work on programming followed by a teaching workshop to prepare for your practical exams. Day two consists of your practical exams where you will work with the other learners on your course throughout the day. There will also be further time to resit any theory exams that may have been failed on the previous day.

You can take the Certificate in Fitness Instruction without any prior qualifications however you must be at least 16 years of age. It is also recommended that you have a reasonable level of fitness and basic numeracy and literacy skills.

Our courses are delivered via a blended learning approach, which will enable the learner to best discover the knowledge and understanding through their preferred learning style. The course is delivered as follows:

– Initial one hour online webinar
– 4 weeks distance learning
– Access to the BMF Academy e-learning website
– On-going tutor support via email/Skype
– 5 day practical face to face training
– Please note you will require Internet access to complete the home study phase of this course.

Assessment of this course includes various worksheets, multiple-choice questions and a practical assessment. You will achieve the following qualifications upon successfully passing this course:

– Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instruction

Upcoming Courses

Full cost is £499 or 6 monthly payments of £83.16

Weekend 1: 20-22 Oct 2017
Weekend2: 28-29 Oct 2017

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ActiveIQ are a leading UK-wide awarding body that specialises in designing and delivering sector leading vocational qualifications, all of which are supported by high quality resources, such as eLearning, Apprenticeship Packages, and Professional Recognition.

Interested in learning with British Military Fitness?

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