These days an aerobics instructor may have many strings to their bow. Sure, they can teach 'aerobics' in a group exercise class but what exactly is aerobics these days? In may include step aerobics, exercise to music, dance, high energy classes, low impact classes, Body Jam, Body Combat and much more. So the skills an aerobics teacher may have are far reaching when discussing group exercise.
Who can become an aerobics instructor?
Essentially anyone aged 16 and over can enrol onto an aerobics instructor course. However, the people that will succeed in this role will be highly motivated, social, friendly people who enjoy music and have a competent sense of rhythm and timing when it comes to movement to music.
Typically an aerobics instructor graduates from an Exercise to Music course, aimed at teaching students a wide range of fitness and exercise skills.
Exercise to Music course content
The Exercise to Music course is a Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ), which means it is a highly regarded qualification throughout the health and fitness industry, both in the UK and abroad. Content of the Exercise to Music training course includes:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Principles of training
- Workout styles
- Designing an exercise to music routine
- Skills of teaching group exercise
- Customer service
- Health screening
- Health and safety
Tyoically the Exercise to Music course includes distance learning and online learning for theory units and 1 to 2 days of practical examinations to assess choreography and workout style competense.
After graduating on the Exercise to Music training course
The Exercise to Music qualification will allow graduates to enrol onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.
Graduates of the Exercise to Music course typically go on to work within health clubs, fitness centres and leisure centres as full or part time aerobic teachers and exercise to music instructors. These types of classes are enjoyed by a wide variety of club members so a good aerobics teacher will become a popular addition to any health club or gym. Later within their career many aerobics teachers also study to become Body Pump instructors, Body Jam teachers, Spinning instructors and more.
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