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Course Overview

Are you passionate about fitness and want to make that step from fitness enthusiast to skilled fitness instructor? Whether you wish to work in a gym or set up a personal fitness business, the Fitness Instructor Course will guide you every step of the way to turning your passion into a sustainable income. This course includes step-by-step training on how to conduct a fitness assessment, create a HIIT workout routine, set long-term goals for your clients, minimise the risk of injury, and much more.

Key Topics to Be Covered

  • The role, qualities and responsibilities of a fitness coach
  • An overview of the human anatomy and the body’s systems
  • How to conduct a client fitness assessment step-by-step
  • An introduction to resistance training & bodyweight exercises
  • How to build muscle, lose fat and maintain your new physique

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the most in-demand skills required to become an effective fitness instructor
  • Know how to assess the fitness levels of clients and create the ultimate workout and diet plan
  • Understand the science behind healthy weight loss management and muscle development
  • Learn how to perform a range of resistance training, weight training and cardio workouts
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to warm up before exercising and improve your flexibility
  • Become an expert at HIIT and know how to measure your heart rate during a workout

Your Path to Success

Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be equipped with a range of skills required to secure a role in the fitness sector and become a certified fitness instructor working in a gym, fitness centres and clients’ homes. You will also have an excellent understanding of the science of weight loss to support clients on their fitness journey and grow your business in no time.

Skills You Will Gain

  • Coaching & motivation
  • Weight loss management
  • Goal setting
  • Client management
  • Nutritional knowledge

Is This Fitness Instructor Course Right for You?

This course is a must for aspiring fitness instructors and personal trainers looking to gain the core skills to work in the fitness industry or set up their own personal business. To provide you with ease of access, this course is designed for both part-time and full-time students. You can complete this course in just 20/30 hours, with the freedom to study at your own pace.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement by the Quality Licence Scheme

An endorsed certificate will be issued for the learners as proof of their achievement after the completion of this course.

After successful course completion, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Only for £119 you can order and get endorsed certificates delivered to your home. International students have to pay an extra £10 as a postage charge.

CPD Certification from HF Online

The learners have to successfully complete the assessment of this course to achieve the CPD certificate. Digital certificates can be ordered for only £10. The learner can purchase printed hard copies inside the UK for £29, and international students can purchase printed hard copies for £39.


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Academy for Health & Fitness will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

For assessing your learning, you have to complete an automated MCQ exam. It is required for the students to score at least 60% to pass the exam and fulfil the Quality Licence Scheme endorsed certificate criteria. Learners can apply for the certificate after they clear the exam.

There are assignment questions provided at the end of the course. You are suggested to complete the questions to enrich your understanding regarding the course. You can complete this according to your preferred time. The expert tutor will provide feedback on your performance after assessing your assignment.

Course Curriculum

Course promo 00:02:00
Introduction & What You Will Learn 00:03:00
Get to Know Your Instructor 00:00:03
The Roles & Responsibilities Of A Fitness Coach 00:02:00
Anatomy Introduction 00:00:01
Nervous System 00:02:00
Bones & Joints 00:01:00
Muscular System 00:00:02
The 2 Types Of Muscle Fibers 00:00:03
Muscle Contractions Explained 00:00:02
Muscle Agonist & Anatagonist 00:02:00
Cardiovascular System 00:02:00
Client Assessment
Client Assessment Intro 00:01:00
The Client Interview 00:00:02
Fitness Assessment 00:03:00
Harvard Step Test 00:00:02
Strength Test: How To Estimate Your 1 Rep Max 00:00:04
Resistance Training
Resistance Training Overview 00:01:00
Bodyweight Training vs Weight Training 00:02:00
Bodyweight Fundamentals 00:00:02
Muscle Building Formula 00:00:09
Fat Loss Formula 00:00:06
Hypertrophy Explained: The 3 Types Of Muscle Growth 00:04:00
Weight Training Fundamentals 00:00:03
Progressive Overload 00:03:00
How To Create The Perfect Resistance Training 00:00:09
The 4 Fundamental Exercises For Muscle Growth 00:03:00
How To Warm Up Before Lifting Weights 00:03:00
Exercise Instruction Videos
Bench Press 00:01:00
Squats 00:01:00
Deadlift 00:01:00
Overhead Press / Military Press 00:00:01
Barbell Row 00:01:00
Pull-Up 1 00:00:01
Push-Ups 00:01:00
Bodyweight Squat 00:01:00
Lunges 00:00:01
Pull-Up 2 00:00:01
Cardio & Endurance Training
Cardio Introduction 00:01:00
The Different Types Of Cardio 00:02:00
Creating The Right Cardio Workout 00:04:00
How To Measure Heart Rate During A Workout 00:02:00
Weight Loss Exercising Myths 00:00:08
Cardio vs Weight Training – Which Is Better For Weight Loss 00:00:07
Cardio For Weight Loss 00:00:04
HIIT Explained 00:07:00
Hiit workout 00:00:05
How To Warm Up Correctly 00:02:00
Flexibility Introduction 00:01:00
Most Common Stretching Mistakes 00:04:00
Static vs Dynamic Stretching 00:00:05
Sample Stretching Routine 00:03:00
Resources – Fitness Instructor Course 00:00:00
Course Feedback 00:00:00
Mock Exam
Mock Exam- Fitness Instructor Course 00:20:00
Final Exam
Final Exam – Fitness Instructor Course 00:20:00
Assignment – Fitness Instructor Course 2 weeks, 2 days
Order Your Certificate
Claim Your QLS Certificate 00:00:00


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    easy to follow and understand, excellent learning

Fitness Instructor Course