YMCA Level 2 Gym Instructor
Course Content and Job Skills
Level 2 Gym
- Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment.
- Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise.
- Principles of Exercise Fitness and Health.
- Know How to Support Clients Who Take Part in Exercise and Physical Activity.
- Planning Gym-Based Exercise.
- Instructing Gym-Based Exercise.
During the course you will learn how to:
- Identify the major bones, muscles and muscle actions of the body.
- Explain the workings of the body's cardiovascular and energy systems.
- Identify the components and principles of fitness.
- Relate the Health & Safety at Work Act to the gym environment.
- Identify good customer care and strategies for the adoption and maintenance of physical activity.
- Plan, teach and evaluate a gym programme.
- Demonstrate good personal technique and alignment on a range of cardiovascular equipment, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
L3 Personal Training
Anatomy and physiology including:
- The heart and circulatory system.
- The musculoskeletal system postural and core stability.
- The nervous, endocrine and energy systems and their relation to exercise and health.
- How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments.
- The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
- How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients.
- The health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating.
- How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme.
- How to apply the principles of nutrition to support client goals as part of an exercise and physical activity programme.
- How to design, manage, and adapt a personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages.
- YMCA Level 2 Award in Instructing Group Indoor Cycling Sessions - This course will be available for any studernts that finish their main qualification before June.
- Level 2 Maths and English Functional Skills.
- GCSE Maths and GCSE English (if you have not achieved a "C/4" GCSE grade in English & maths, it is mandatory that you continue to study them as part of your programme.
There will be some self- study but the majority of the course will be taught by your tutor.
- Multiple choice theory paper/e-assessment
- Practical examination
- Learner assessment record
- e-Assessment Multiple choice examination (Anatomy and Nutrition)
- Portfolio of evidence
- Practical assessment
Applicants should also have a keen interest in fitness and fitness instructing.
The YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym-Based Exercise is the minimum qualification you need to instruct fitness.
Progression could also include: Level 4 Practitioner Award in programming and supervising exercise with disabled clients or Level 3 Diploma in exercise referral.
You will also have access to our multi million pound gym facilities during your sessions. Pulse Gym
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Spotlight on Sports +Bernardo Maia, Sports Level 2 “I always liked sports from a young age and practise whenever I have the chance. Carshalton College is my local college and as they had a good range of Sports courses, I chose to enrol on the Level 1 Sports course last year. I immediately liked the staff tutors who were friendly and approachable and the facilities looked good. We get to use the mini gym in the College plus Pulse Health & Fitness Centre next door, which has a large sports hall to play football, basketball, badminton etc. Also a fully equipped gym with loads of equipment and of course a swimming pool. I am now on the Level 2 Sports course. The most enjoyable aspects of the course are still the practical lessons and games! If you are a full time student on any course, not just sports, you get free use of Pulse during the day 5 days a week! I would really recommend the course and the college. I feel I have really learnt a lot in my time here and for someone who has only spend a few years in the UK, I find the staff… Read More