Sport, parks and leisure - EMD UK: Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up
21 Jul 2019 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Product news

29 Apr 2019

Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up

Supplier: EMD UK
More EMD UK details


Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up

EMD UK has created two new qualifications in partnership with Active IQ
EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise, has been working with Active IQ to improve industry qualifications. Having identified that the syllabus of some Level 2 qualifications have not adapted to current fitness trends, EMD UK and Active IQ have developed two fit for purpose qualifications; Level 2 Group Training and Level 2 Group Training to Music.

The Level 2 Group Training is the first of its kind in the industry. Never before has a group exercise qualification not focused on music or choreography. To ensure group exercise instructors have the best start in their group training career, the qualification contains a module dedicated to things self-employed instructors need to know; tax return filing, market research, business planning, personal and professional development. With 57 per cent of instructors being freelance and many on the books for leisure operators, it’s important to make the transition from graduate to instructor as smooth as possible.

The advantages of upskilling are enormous to Personal Trainers, offering a way to expand their business into group exercise without having to do choreographed classes. More and more bodybuilders, strongmen and athletes are using HIIT and circuit-based training methods in their programmes; there is a huge gap for personal trainers to start offering bespoke small group training sessions, in- and off-season, for bodybuilders, strongmen and local sports teams.
Although the Level 2 Group Training bridges the training protocol skills gap, the current Level 2 Exercise to Music syllabus has also been reviewed. With not much of the content changing in the last 15 years, Active IQ and EMD UK have revisited the qualification to strengthen the syllabus in today’s fitness climate.

The new look qualification covers the core qualification units including; anatomy and physiology, health and safety and soft skills such as customer care. The qualification also covers how to plan and deliver group exercise to music classes, looking at choreography structure (verse-chorus / reverse pyramid / cross phrasing etc.) coaching methods, adaptations and regressions.

The Group Training Qualification is currently available from EMD UK with bursary support. People wishing to train in both, can train in Group Training and add the additional Group Training to Music module, effectively reducing course costs and training time.

For more information on instructor training and development, call EMD UK’s career support team on 01403 266000 or visit emduk.org/courses


Supplier: EMD UK

EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise and works proactively to bring all aspects of the industry together to achieve its vision of…a healthier nation through exercise. To facilitate the continued growth of the group exercise sector EMD UK provides quality training and development as well as ongoing help and advice to instructors, supporting them at every stage of their career. It also works in partnership with fitness brands to endorse and develop all forms and styles of group exercise With funding and support from Sport England, EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and works with the public sector and organisations across the health and fitness sector to make group exercise an activity that is accessible for everyone.

Web: emduk.org
More EMD UK details

Product news
Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB   19 Jun 2019

Variety and flexibility for the customer is the key to retention, says MoveGB

What really drives customer retention in 2019? Is it proactive customer care? Frequency of attendance? Added value provision? Community building? Across the industry, debate on this topic never stops. And neither does market change.

RecoveRing combines functionality and education   12 Jun 2019

RecoveRing combines functionality and education

RecoveRing, a South-Korean company specialising in fitness education and products, has created a tool, also called RecoveRing, to help relax the muscles, improve balance and increase range of motion.

Jordan HIIT Bench combines unique programming with a storage solution   12 Jun 2019

Jordan HIIT Bench combines unique programming with a storage solution

Jordan Fitness, a UK-based supplier of fitness equipment, has launched its new HIIT Bench, a multi-use workout bench which serves as a functional workout training station, weight bench, plyo box and storage unit.

Wellbeats x Tollefson partnership will allow clubs to offer professional running training   11 Jun 2019

Wellbeats x Tollefson partnership will allow clubs to offer professional running training

Wellbeats, an app-based content and software-as-a -service company, has partnered with Olympic athlete Carrie Tollefson to develop a new fitness channel dedicated to running.

MotivatePT portal 'removes barriers to fitness' says CEO   11 Jun 2019

MotivatePT portal 'removes barriers to fitness' says CEO

Mobile personal training provider, MotivatePT, has launched a new client portal which aims to help users achieve their personal fitness goals.

Les Mills x Netpulse partnership gives users the freedom to work out whenever they want   11 Jun 2019

Les Mills x Netpulse partnership gives users the freedom to work out whenever they want

Les Mills International (LMI) has joined forces with health club mobile app provider Netpulse to offer a digital fitness solution covering both the gym and the home.

ShapeKAMS 'bridges the gap between static human biometric scanning and dynamic biomechanical assessment'   11 Jun 2019

ShapeKAMS 'bridges the gap between static human biometric scanning and dynamic biomechanical assessment'

Shapewatch, a 3D body visualisation firm, has teamed up with Kinetisense, manufacturer of the world's first markerless human motion assessment system, to create ShapeKAMS.

Myo Mirror enables clubs to provide 'smarter and more diverse' services   11 Jun 2019

Myo Mirror enables clubs to provide 'smarter and more diverse' services

M20 Ltd, an electric muscle stimulation (EMS) equipment manufacturer based in Seoul, South Korea, has launched the Myo Mirror.

Company profile


Charles Lawrence

Construction of synthetic turf sports pitches, athletics tracks, tennis courts, multiuse games areas and surfacing to sports halls in addition to all associated works.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF

Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF

Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton. More>>




in this issue

• Merlin sold in US$7.49bn mega deal
• Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London
• Serpentine Pavilion opens to thje public



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Birmingham, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £22,008 per annum
Location: Poplar, London, UK
Company: GLL
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

23-25 Jul 2019

National Sports Convention (NSC)

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Profile: Aaron Simpson
Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want More>>
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Regeneration: High ideals
In Utah, a bunch of hip entrepreneurs is creating a crowdfunded ski resort More>>
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd