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Finding qualified staff to teach group classes is a significant concern for fitness centre owners. Fortunately, you can increase your employability by adding a group fitness certification to your existing, REPs Ireland-approved fitness qualification. As a group fitness instructor, you will be well-positioned to meet the needs of employers and take advantage of new job opportunities in the fitness industry.
Become a qualified group fitness instructor with the National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music which is a comprehensive programme that covers various aspects related to group fitness and exercise to music. The course is designed to equip fitness professionals with the knowledge and skills required as a group fitness instructor to lead group exercise classes and help clients achieve their fitness goals.
The programme includes modules on health, wellness, and lifestyle management, which are essential to the group fitness instructor in understanding the needs of clients and designing appropriate fitness programmes. Students also learn about exercise and special conditions, which provides them with a deeper understanding of the different health conditions that can impact a client’s fitness journey.
The course also covers the principles of planning and delivering exercise in a group setting to music, which is an important skill for the group fitness instructor who wants to lead high-energy, engaging classes. Participants learn about the different types of music that can be used in group fitness classes, how to choreograph routines, and how to create a safe and effective exercise environment.
The planning and delivery of group circuit training is another important aspect of the course. Participants learn how to design and deliver circuit training sessions that challenge clients and help them achieve their fitness goals. They also learn about the equipment and techniques that are used in circuit training and how to create a safe and effective workout for clients.
Professional skills, customer service, and communication are also covered in the program. These skills are essential for fitness professionals who want to build strong relationships with their clients, provide excellent customer service, and communicate effectively with individuals and groups.
The Group Fitness Instructor Bundle Offer is an optional add-on that provides fitness professionals with additional skills and qualifications. The four supplementary courses offered in the bundle enable instructors to expand their repertoire of classes and cater to a wider range of clients. By enrolling in the bundle, participants can benefit from a significant cost saving, making it an attractive option for those who want to develop their skills and expand their career opportunities in the fitness industry.
On completion of this course, learners will possess the knowledge, understanding, and competencies necessary to:
Plan, design, and instruct a group fitness class 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 group fitness class, 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 energizing 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 group fitness class using clear and effective verbal and visual cueing to ensure that the class is taught in a well-organized 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.
The cost of the Primary Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Course is €595.00 while the Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Instructor Bundle Offer is €945.00
Welcome to our continuing professional development course for health fitness professionals! We’re delighted to have you here.
Before we begin, we would like to ensure that your primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements approved by REPS Ireland. We kindly request that you double-check if your qualification is eligible for this course. Applicants must hold an approved REPs Ireland EQF L3 gym instructor or EQF L4 personal trainer qualification which has already included the anatomy and physiology and principles of health fitness content. If you’re unsure, please do not worry! Just send a scanned copy of your primary fitness qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org before the course start date, and we will confirm whether you are eligible to participate.
We also want to remind you that your professional indemnity insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction. This is to guarantee that you are fully covered and protected as you progress on your professional development journey.
Thank you for your attention, and we are looking forward to seeing you in class!
Learners will be assessed through:
Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.
This course is a continuing professional development course for qualified health fitness professionals and it is the responsibility of each individual applying for the course to check whether their primary fitness instructor qualification meets the eligibility requirements and is approved by REPS Ireland.
A copy of your primary fitness qualification must be scanned and emailed to email@example.com prior to the course starting date.
Professional Indemnity Insurance cover is only valid if you hold a valid, industry recognised primary qualification at minimum EQF Level 3 in fitness instruction.
Fitness ACP courses are generally delivered over a single day, 2 mornings, 2 evenings or weekends. Our planning is based on the numbers registered and the decision to proceed with a course is based on the registered number of participants.
If you can’t make it for the time you have booked you will forfeit any fees paid. It may be possible, although not guaranteed, to reschedule your participation for a later date.
If there is a medical reason for non-participation we will, subject to receipt of valid medical certification, reschedule your participation to a later date.
In the unlikely event that a course does not proceed you will be offered whichever of the following suits you best:
Group Fitness and Exercise to Music
Dublin Course at National Training Centre
ON SITE LESSONS
Sundays 10:30am to 4:30pm
Examinations and/or class will start at 9:30am on dates indicated with ♦
Tuesday and Thursdays 19:00-21:00
Provisional Practical Examination Dates
July 2023 – 1st, 8th and 9th
(individual and group times will be issued by the NTC examination’s office)
OPTIONAL FREE COURSE – National Qualification in Kettlebell Training
Saturday June 10th 2023 from 10am to 5pm
Dates are provisional and, although unlikely, NTC reserve the right to make changes to the timetable if and when necessary
Mardyke Arena, UCC, Cork
Mardyke Arena, UCC, Cork
NTC Head Office, Dublin
NTC Head Office, Dublin 7