YMCA Fitness Courses

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YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor

By studying this qualification, you will gain the fundamental knowledge you need to work in a gym or run a group fitness class. Our Level 2 course will teach you all about exercise and the human body and has been designed in an enjoyable and engaging way. Once completed, you will be a qualified Gym Instructor, taking your first step in the health and fitness industry.

On your course you will learn about human anatomy and physiology from our experienced tutors who have a ton of working knowledge within the industry, providing you with a foundational knowledge to build upon. Then, you will learn how to plan and deliver gym programmes, as well as how to conduct client consultations. At the end of this course, you will be ready to begin a new career as a Gym Instructor!

The main areas covered in the course include:

  • Physiology and human anatomy
  • How to plan and implement gym programmes
  • How to run client consultations
  • Client engagement and how to maximise their experience

You will learn through a combination of written materials, practical elements and interactive learning, teaching you the information you need in an exciting and engaging way.

The tabs above will provide you with further detail about the course contents as well as the potential career paths you can take. To enrol on the course, simply use the link under your chosen course.

This is assessed by the course tutor through workbooks and practical assessments. Learners must be at least 16 years old, but no prior knowledge is needed. 

*Hours are subject to adjustment but will not differ drastically from those advertised. You must attend 100% of sessions and submit all homework and coursework on time for marking to complete the course successfully.

The cost for this course is £599 per person.


All of our YMCA Courses are available to book with a payment plan to spread the cost. 

Level 2 Gym Instructor Course

Downham Health & Leisure Centre.

7-9 Moorside Road, Downham, Lewisham, BR1 5EP.

June 2024

  •  10th 9am-5pm
  • 11th 9am-5pm
  • 12th 9am-5pm
  • 13th 9am-5pm
  • 14th 9am-5pm
  • 17th 9am-5pm
  • 18th 9am-5pm
  • 19th 9am-5pm
  • 20th 9am-5pm
  • 21st 9am-5pm
  • 27th 9am-5pm
  • 28th 9am- 5pm Theory Exam & Consultation
  • 29th 9am-5pm Practical Exam


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