Children's fitness and exercise is extremely important. Not only is it able to combat childhood obesity, but if children continue to exercise as adults, it will be able to ease some of the financial stress felt by the National Health Service (NHS). Training courses to tackle childhood obesity and promote exercise in children are ideal courses for adults working closely with children, as well as gym instructors and group exercise instructors looking to develop under 16's gym-based and studio-based exercise sessions.
Typically, the pre-requisites to attending a Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children or a Level 2 Children's Exercise and Obesity Instructor training course is a valid Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) certificate and to be over 16 years old. That makes children's exercise training courses ideal for those wishing to work as an after school club leader, activity teaching assistant; children’s activity programmer or youth worker involved in children’s exercise or physical activity.
Children's Exercise and Children's Obesity training course content
There are three main children's fitness instructor courses recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs); the Level 2 Health Related Exercise for Children and the Level 2 Children's Exercise and Obesity Instructor and the YMCA Kids Fitness Dance training course. There are a number of fitness training course providers offering children's fitness and exercise courses, but regardless of the title, many courses including the follow key elements:
- Anatomy and physiology
- Principles of health, fitness and exercise
- Health and safety of children and exercise
- Safeguarding children
- Kids fitness programming
- Instructing children's fitness sessions
- The barriers to exercise for children
- Appropriate motivational techniques
- Warms up and cool downs
- Adapting exercises for children with special needs
Current gym instructors, personal trainers and group exercise instructors gaining a children's fitness or children's obesity qualification will be awarded CPD credits to maintain or elevate their position on the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs). Graduates who are not currently working in the fitness industry will be awarded Level 2 status on REPs, allowing them to gain further qualifications at a later date in nutrition for physical activity, gym instructing, personal training, Exercise to Music and other fitness-based training courses
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