On completion of this course, learners will possess the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to:
Plan, design, and instruct a range of group fitness classes for a diverse range of participants that aligns with their scope of practice and meets individual needs, such as age, fitness level, and special populations, as a group fitness instructor.
Modify and adapt various exercises to ensure appropriate progression or regression according to the participants’ abilities, demonstrating the expertise of a group fitness instructor.
Prepare the environment and equipment for a range of group fitness classes, taking into account health and safety considerations, the training environment (indoor/outdoor), and emergency procedures, which is crucial for any group fitness instructor.
Use music effectively to motivate and enhance the group fitness class, creating an engaging and energising atmosphere, as part of the skill set of a group fitness instructor.
Conduct a verbal health screening check before beginning a class, ensuring that all participants are suitable and safe to engage in the session, which is a key responsibility of a group fitness instructor.
Instruct a range of group fitness classes using clear and effective verbal and visual cueing to ensure that the class is taught in a well-organised manner with smooth transitions, demonstrating the expertise of a competent group fitness instructor.
Observe and correct poor performance while maintaining the flow of the class in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner, which is an essential responsibility of a group fitness instructor.
Engage with customers, fostering positive relationships, and providing excellent professional service that meets their needs and expectations, as part of the role of a group fitness instructor in delivering a high-quality fitness experience.