Group Fitness and Exercise to Music

For individuals who hold a REPS approved gym instructor and/or personal training qualification but want to gain a qualification to teach a range of fitness classes, enhancing their employability and earning power.

Starts June 11th 2022

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Enhance your employability and earning potential

This course is designed for individuals who hold a REPS approved gym instructor and/or personal training qualification but want to get certified to teach a range of fitness classes including circuit training bootcamps, choreographed and freestyle exercise to music-based classes, muscular strength & endurance exercises, flexibility, and core stability classes

Highly Respected

The National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music covers all relevant areas to ensure your enhanced employability.
  • CONTENT
  • The National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music includes:
    • Health, wellness, and lifestyle management
    • Exercise and special conditions
    • Principles of planning and delivering exercise to music and group exercise
    • Plan and deliver group circuit training
    • Professional skills, customer service and communication
     

    There is an option to opt for the Group Fitness Instructor Bundle Offer which includes four additional qualifications to enhance the range of classes offered.

    * Group Fitness Instructor Bundle Offer – consists of the primary qualification plus the following and represents an overall saving of €400.00:

    • Plan, design and instruct Kettlebell Training classes (1 day)
    • Plan, design and instruct Suspension Training classes (1 day)
    • Plan, design and instruct Indoor Cycling classes (1 day)
    • Plan, design and instruct Step Training classes (1 day)

    These extra elements can be completed on scheduled CPD courses throughout the year (within a 12 month period).

  • FEES
  • Primary Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Course – €595.00 
    Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Instructor Bundle Offer – €945.00
  • eligibility
  • Applicants must hold an approved REPs Ireland EQFL3 gym instructor or EQF L4 Personal Trainer qualification which has already included the anatomy and physiology and principles of health fitness content.

  • learning outcomes
  • On completion of this course learners will have the knowledge, understanding and competencies to:

    1. Plan, design and instruct a group fitness class for a range of participants within their scope of practice and to meet individual needs such as age, fitness level, special populations.
    2. Modify and adapt a range of exercises to ensure appropriate progression and/or regression
    3. Prepare the environment and equipment for a group fitness class as appropriate considering health safety, training environment (indoor/outdoor) and emergency procedures
    4. Use music effectively to motivate and enhance a group fitness class
    5. Conduct a verbal health screening check prior to starting a class
    6. Instruct a group fitness class using effective verbal and visual cueing to ensure the class is taught in an organised manner with smooth transitions.
    7. Observe and correct poor performance whilst keeping the class moving in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner
    8. Engage with customers and provide a positive professional service
  • assessment
  • Learners will be assessed through:

    • Submission of Learner Workbook
    • Observed Summative Group Fitness Assessment
The National Qualification in Group Fitness and Exercise to Music includes:
  • Health, wellness, and lifestyle management
  • Exercise and special conditions
  • Principles of planning and delivering exercise to music and group exercise
  • Plan and deliver group circuit training
  • Professional skills, customer service and communication
 

There is an option to opt for the Group Fitness Instructor Bundle Offer which includes four additional qualifications to enhance the range of classes offered.

* Group Fitness Instructor Bundle Offer – consists of the primary qualification plus the following and represents an overall saving of €400.00:

  • Plan, design and instruct Kettlebell Training classes (1 day)
  • Plan, design and instruct Suspension Training classes (1 day)
  • Plan, design and instruct Indoor Cycling classes (1 day)
  • Plan, design and instruct Step Training classes (1 day)

These extra elements can be completed on scheduled CPD courses throughout the year (within a 12 month period).

Primary Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Course – €595.00 
Group Fitness & Exercise to Music Instructor Bundle Offer – €945.00

Applicants must hold an approved REPs Ireland EQFL3 gym instructor or EQF L4 Personal Trainer qualification which has already included the anatomy and physiology and principles of health fitness content.

On completion of this course learners will have the knowledge, understanding and competencies to:

  1. Plan, design and instruct a group fitness class for a range of participants within their scope of practice and to meet individual needs such as age, fitness level, special populations.
  2. Modify and adapt a range of exercises to ensure appropriate progression and/or regression
  3. Prepare the environment and equipment for a group fitness class as appropriate considering health safety, training environment (indoor/outdoor) and emergency procedures
  4. Use music effectively to motivate and enhance a group fitness class
  5. Conduct a verbal health screening check prior to starting a class
  6. Instruct a group fitness class using effective verbal and visual cueing to ensure the class is taught in an organised manner with smooth transitions.
  7. Observe and correct poor performance whilst keeping the class moving in a safe, effective, and appropriate manner
  8. Engage with customers and provide a positive professional service

Learners will be assessed through:

  • Submission of Learner Workbook
  • Observed Summative Group Fitness Assessment

Funding for Fitness Professionals

Fitness Instructors who are members of REPS Ireland are eligible for 25% funding from Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet for CPD courses. For more information contact Leisure Health Fitness Skillnet.

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Schedules and Location

This course is delivered by the National Training Centre at SPORTSCO, Ringsend, Dublin 4.

Dublin
Day Course
8 Weeks
Face To Face Learning
June 10, 2022
SPORTSCO, Dublin

Good Availability

What our graduates say

The reviews and testimonials shown here are unsolicited and from NTC graduates.

Shane O'Neill
” Everything was so well structured “

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to John, all the staff and tutors for their support and guidance over the past months. You all made the educational experience of doing the Personal Trainer course a terrific one. I feel much more confident about getting out there and helping people to realise their goals. Your care and respect for the class was always evident, none more so than before and during exam time. As a pretty busy parent, I was a little unsure about when I’d get the time to study and practice but because everything was so well structured, it made life so much easier.

Shane O’Neill

Personal Training Graduate
” I learned a lot in the last few months “

Thanks for everything. I feel like I learned a lot in the last few months and would like to thank the tutors for their patience. I will be back to do extra courses soon.

Natasha Duff

Personal Training Graduate
Brian McConville
” Thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support “

I really did enjoy it … thanks to the motivational teachers for their enthusiasm and support … also Karen and Greg in admin … always very helpful and obliging.

Brian McConville

Personal Training Graduate
Iva Ramini
” The best learning experience I have come across “

Thanks very much to all the tutors at NTC for all your help. You all made this course very enjoyable and I’m sure the whole group had as much fun as I did. This course was the best learning experience I have come across and I thank you for that.

Iva Ramini

Personal Training Graduate
” I really found the course to be a very high standard “

Just to say thanks a lot for your excellent classes in both ETM and in particular Sports Nutrition. I really found the course to be a very high standard and the level of tuition very impressive.

John O’Carroll

Personal Training Graduate
” Your professionalism and knowledge … shines through at all times “

A very big thank you for a wonderful course. You are all very special people in different ways. Your professionalism and knowledge delivered with love fun and passion shines through at all times. I will miss you all very much. Be that body !!

Karen Reynolds

Personal Training Graduate
” The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming “

The NTC is an excellent facility. The tutors are very knowledgeable, warm and welcoming and I always enjoy coming back here.

Orla Flynn

Personal Training Graduate
Richelle Daly
” I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course “

I really am blown away by the standard of teaching on this course, it is amazing… so organised.. so down to earth… so enthusiastic it is infectious. I am so lucky and so glad to be in a position to experience this. I just wanted to say and share… FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, Richelle

Richelle Daly

Personal Training Graduate
” I simply can’t wait to come back “

Fantastic facility. I simply can’t wait to come back. The tutors are great and very high standards are expected and delivered to students.

Caroline Mallon

Personal Training Graduate
Toni Anderson
” We really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch “

I really enjoyed my time at the NTC – we really had a great group and we’re all keeping in touch.

Toni Anderson

Personal Training Graduate
Sam Keating
” It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. “

I hope you’re well! I just wanted to check in with you to say that I hope you’re doing well. I took part in the NTC PT course in the spring semester of 2017 in Cork and wanted to provide you with an update on what’s happened since qualifying. I managed to find work experience and am now happy to announce that I was offered a job as a coach in a private service in Cork and have been enjoying the experience so much and learning a lot. It was the NTC course that helped me get there and I just wanted to thank you for that. If you ever need any former students to give a reference or advice to a class, let me know and I’d be happy to do so. Thanks again for everything.

Sam Keating

Personal Training Graduate
Jessica Barbosa Robles
” I’m very happy with what I got to learn with the NTC … it was totally worth it. “

Hi Michelle, I just wanted to share a recent experience and give a big thank you to you and the girls involve in group fitness class.

I went for an interview 2 days ago for a position that I really wanted to get at a gym club in London. As well as a one to one interview, it involved a group practical assessment where candidates needed to teach a class. I had prepared a circuit as my assessment but at the moment to teach my class I changed my mind and decided to teach a group fitness class to the beat. I got a called from the manager yesterday offering me the job, I was actually shocked because I didn’t expect it as I have no experience at all in the fitness industry. The manager said he was impressed with the class, he loved it that it was to the beat, how it was structured as well as the teaching points and everything, and despite the fact that there were candidates with far more experience, they were good but it’s easier to put a circuit together than doing an exercise to music class. I’m very happy with what I got to learn doing the course with the NTC and happy that investing money there was totally worth it.😃

Thank you all!!! ? Have a lovely day

Jessica Barbosa Robles

Personal Training Graduate

Our Group Fitness team

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.

Noeleen Gregory, MSc
Daniel Iannelli
Mairead Kieran
Laura Connick
Michelle O’Melia, MSc