How to Become a Gym Instructor with Entire Training

Becoming a fitness instructor is a well sought after profession, so ensuring that you get the best training, experience, and qualifications is key.

At Entire Training our tutors have mastered the art of being a fitness instructor. Each of our tutors have spent countless hours perfecting their profession to guarantee that once our students qualify, the prospect of looking for a job in the fitness industry is done with nothing but confidence.

Our courses include flexible learning and financial options to help all students – no matter their lifestyle – get the right opportunity to become a successful industry leader.

Interested in learning more? Call a team member today on 01772 910950


Discover the Best Gym Instructor Courses and Packages

View our range of accredited fitness instructors course and choose the one which is perfect for your goals and needs.


Level 2 Exercise To Music

This qualification will give you the foundational knowledge and skills to build a successful career in the fitness industry
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support
  • No entry requirements
  • Flexible learning options
  • Live Zoom teaching

Prices from £399

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Level 2 Gym Instructor

This qualification will supply you with the skills and knowledge to instruct exercise to music and instruct classes such as body conditioning, step aerobics, leg bums & tums and any freestyle class.
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support
  • Flexible learning options
  • No entry requirements
  • Live Zoom teaching

Prices from £399

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Level 2 Group Training Sessions

This qualification will supply you with the skills and knowledge to deliver sessions such as circuits, boot camp, high intensity interval training (HITT) and body conditioning.
  • Flexible learning options
  • No entry requirements
  • Live Zoom teaching
  • 40 hours weekly tutor support

Prices from £425

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5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Fitness Instructor

Check out Entire Trainings’ 5 easy steps to maximising your career as a fitness instructor.


Research the profession

Before enrolling and participating in any fitness instructor courses there is a lot of information that should be included and answered, to best understand which course would be the best fit for you.
  • What type of fitness instructor do I want to be?
  • What advantages come with being a fitness instructor?
  • What qualifications would I want to achieve?
  • What is it going to take to become successful?


Select your course

Within the fitness industry there are many courses and qualifications that you can earn. However, what do I want and need? Making sure this question is answered is extremely important to ensure that you will thrive whilst undertaking this course.
  • First, find the right provider; Where is the training? How much support will there be? What experience does the provider have?
  • Is your fitness instructor course qualification CIMSPA accredited?
  • Do you want to teach classes or be on the gym floor?
  • What is the best learning option for me, face-to-face or online?


Achieve your qualification

After you have answered the questions and have selected the best fitted fitness instructor course, you will then be required to enroll. Following your registration you will have full access to our dedicated tutor support and industry expertise, throughout the start and end of your course. No matter if you are studying face-to-face or online, our support channels are open to all.

Then once you have successfully completed our course and have gained your qualification, you can then add this to your CV and begin your successful fitness career!


Choose Employment Type

Now that you are a qualified fitness instructor, you then need to decide (if you have not already) what the correct career option is for you.

What platform do you want your services to provide? In a gym, home, mobile, online or all of the above.

Once you have decided then the fitness industry is now all yours!



The Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor qualification will provide you with a platform to enter the fitness industry. By completing this qualification, you can pursue a career as an exercise to music instructor teaching classes in the UK or Internationally and potentially earn an annual salary in the region of £25k-£30k. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the following topics:  
  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body and how this relates to exercise and health, including postural and core stability.
  • Emergency procedures, health and safety requirements, risks, and safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in a fitness environment.
  • The effects of exercise on the body, applying the principles and variables to a fitness programme, safely monitoring exercise intensity, health benefits of physical activity, and the importance of eating.
  • Forming effective working relationships with clients, addressing barriers to exercise, and supporting clients in adhering to physical exercise in the short and long term.
  • Collecting and using participants’ information in order to plan a safe and effective group exercise to music.
  • Instruct and bring to an end the group-based music exercise, help improve participant performance and provide reflection and support to participants.
  The Level 3 Award in Developing Pre and Post-Natal Exercise sessions is aimed at those who hold a level 2 fitness instructing qualification and want to deliver pre & post-natal exercise sessions in a group or one-to-one environment.   The Level 2 Fitness Instructing Exercise for Physical Activity for Children course will provide you with a platform to enter the fitness industry and allow you to work with children. You can pursue a career as a Fitness Instructing and be involved in programming exercise and physical activity for children. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the following topics:  
  • Anatomy and physiology of the human body and how this relates to exercise and health, including postural and core stability.
  • The key principles of exercise, fitness, and health, including the components, principles, and variables of fitness, the health, and benefits of physical activity, and the importance of healthy eating.
  • Effective working relationships with clients, how to provide ongoing customer services, and how to support clients to adhere to exercise/physical activity.
  • Fitness Instructors need to maintain health, safety, and welfare in a fitness environment, including the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
  • How to plan health-related exercise and physical activity for children.
  • Instructing to plan health-related exercise and physical activity for children.
  The Level 2 In Instructing Studio Cycling will allow students to be able to prepare, instruct, demonstrate, and evaluate a studio cycling exercise session, highlighting the benefits and safety aspects to be considered when designing a studio cycling programme.

Learning Options

Thanks to our flexible approach, this course can be delivered via three different learning methods, Online Distance Learning, Face to Face Blended Learning and Fast Track Intensive Learning. Explore our different learning options below and remember, if you are not sure our friendly team is available to help find the best learning option for you, simply call 01772 910950 or chat with us now.

Online Distance Learning

  • Qualify in a little as 8-12 weeks
  • Live webinar induction hotels by our dedicated tutors
  • Interactive E-learning platform
  • Course resource manual pack
  • Access to dedicated student support
  • Career support and guidance
  • Live practical webinar teachings

Face to Face Blended Learning

  • Qualify in 8-12 weeks
  • Highly qualified and experienced tutors
  • COVID friendly learning environment
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • Endless course resources
  • 24 hour access to our dedicated student support team

Fast Track Intensive Learning

  • Qualify in as quick as 1 week with our intensive programme
  • Gym and classroom based learning
  • Highly experienced and qualified tutors
  • Complete access to the dedicated student support team
  • All course resources

Why Students Choose Entire

Learn more about your career options with our dedicated fitness instructor FAQ section.

The requirements of becoming a qualified fitness instructor is a minimum of a Level 2 qualification. At Entire Training the Level 2 fitness Instructor, Starter Package, and the Introductory Package is a great way to take the first step towards becoming a fitness instructor.

Becoming a fitness instructor has many benefits towards making a living. Initially, fitness instructors obtain a paid job while working at a gym. However, forwarding the benefits of being a qualified instructor is the opportunity to venture into the route of private or online person training which can bring higher income levels.

Gaining a fitness instructor qualification can be challenging. It takes serious preparation, knowledge, and studying to qualify. With Entire Training gaining your qualification is done with ease with our experienced instructors and robust training, helping you get through every step confidently.

The universal minimum age of becoming a fitness instructor is 18 years old. Insurance companies offer cover for gym professionals at 18, as it is absolutely essential that any training done with clients is completely insured. It protects both you and your client in case any legal issues arise.

What our graduates say about us

I would have to say one of the best courses I have been on. I have been working out for the last 5 years and really got into fitness, weight training and wanted to know more. I signed up for the Level 3 Diploma in Gym Instructing and Personal training in Milton Keynes and loved it.

Holly, Personal Training Graduate

Milton Keynes

I have danced for the last 9 years and wanted to start taking group sessions. I got recommended by my local gym to look into the Entire Training courses as they had a very good reputation.

Millie, Exercise to Music Instructor

The regular phone calls I received from my support tutor always gave me confidence in completing the home study in time and they made sure I was organised fully going into the training days

Hayley, Level 3 Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma



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