If you’re thinking about becoming a kid’s fitness instructor you can request a copy of our prospectus and career guide here.
- Interested in designing and running kids fitness sessions?
- Keen to help less active children get fitter and feel better about themselves?
- Would you like to run sports and fitness related kids camps during the school holidays?
- Do you have aspirations of building your very own kids fitness concept and business?
There are many reasons why our learners decide to qualify in Instructing Exercise and Physical Activity for Children. For some, this is the perfect way to start their fitness career centred on their passion to work with children and young adults. Others have already completed their Personal Trainer course and are keen to expand their services to children and grow their Personal Trainer salary ever further. Wherever your aspirations lie a REPs accredited Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification specialising in Exercise and Physical Activity for children is the perfect start point.
What’s Great about a Kids Fitness Qualification?
This online fitness course allows you to complete your course theory from home working at your own pace. Then you will attend practical skills coaching where you will develop your skills and run part of a kids fitness class.
Once qualified you will be able to:
- Join REPs at Level 2
- Gain insurance specific to training children
- Start running kids fitness classes
- Have 20 Continuing Professional Development Credits (CPD’s)
Key Skills and Learning
You will develop the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare an exercise related programme with apparently healthy children for both individuals and groups. Your learning will consider children aged from 5-15 and incorporates key safety guidelines for this niche group to fully complement your fitness industry training.
You will build your knowledge of the child screening process and explore alternative ways to collect key information that is the foundation for effective programme design. You will also learn how to work with the parent or guardian maintaining open communication about your sessions as well as the necessary informed consent. With all this information and well considered programme design it should be plain sailing but some kids needs can be more complex. With this mind your course also looks at the reasons for the temporary deferral of exercise in children and when to involve and refer to other professionals. By the end of your course you’ll be selecting appropriate exercises for the children you are working with and guiding them expertly through their programmes.
Awesome Ways to Boost your Earnings
With your fitness course complete it’s time to develop your kids classes and grow your client base. There are numerous options to choose from so we’ve listed some of the most popular ways our graduates use this qualification. Our advice is to focus on the aspect of kid’s fitness that interests you the most and grow your client base from there.
1 – Holiday camps
2 – After school and weekend activity clubs
3 – Personal training for children
4 – Family fitness training
The Academy of Fitness Professionals provide the gold standard in accredited personal training courses with state of the art training fully endorsed by REPs, Skills Active and the NCFE. Their specialist knowledge features in the UK health and fitness media including the Mirror, BBC2 and Women’s Running. This is the ultimate learning destination for those serious about their fitness industry education and long term career as a Personal Trainer.