Exercise to Music Instructor Training Courses

Exercise to Music

Exercise to Music is a qualification that allows instructors to teach a variety of dance and music-based group exercise classes, including aerobics and step aerobics. The CYQ Exercise to Music is a widely respected course within the health and fitness industry and it is THE qualification to hold if you wish to teach group exercise classes within private health clubs, fitness centres and leisure centres. The Exercise to Music qualification is also an award that allows graduates to enrol on to other courses, including circuit training instructor, aqua instructor , studio cycling instructor and boot camp instructor, to name but a few.

Who is the Exercise to Music training course aimed at?

The Exercise to Music training course only has two pre-requisites; that a student is over 16 years old and that the student has participated in a variety of Exercise to Music group exercise classes, including aerobics, hi-lo, dance-style aerobics, combat and pre-choreographed dance-style exercise classes.

Of course potential students should enjoy exercise (after all the role of Exercise to Music Instructor will require a fair amount of daily exercise) and the type of person who enjoys motivating others.

Exercise to Music training course content

The Exercise to Music qualification has a number of names. With some training providers a graduate will leave the course with a Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Exercise To Music or the Level 2 Diploma in Fitness Instructing Exercise To Music, a Certificate in Exercise to Music, a Central YMCA Qualification (CYQ) Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Group Exercise to Music). Whatever the actual name, it seems as long as the course title includes the term 'Exercise to Music' and is recognised as a Level 2 course with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), a course graduate will leave with the knowledge and understanding to teach group exercise. Regardless of the course title, the content of any Exercise to Music course should include:

  • Exercise and fitness knowledge
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Identify the components of fitness and the adaption to exercise
  • Plan, teach and deliver Exercise to Music classes
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of beat and pace when exercising
  • Demonstrate good personal technique when performing
  • Health and safety issues related to exercise
  • Music appreciation
  • Choreography

The format of the course and assessment with any training provider includes distance learning, online theory modules and face-to-face practical sessions where you learn particular moves. Assessments are typically based around multiple choice theory questions and practical demonstrations.

Graduating with an Exercise to Music qualification

Graduates of an Exercise to Music course will be able to teach a wide variety of group exercise classes within health clubs and fitness centres. Graduates will have acquired the skills and knowledge to further their health and fitness careers by enrolling on to complementary courses, including studio cycling, dance, Les Mills courses (Body Pump, Body Jam, Body Combat) etc.

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