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How to Become a Fitness Instructor with Diverse Trainers

Fitness instructor courses at Diverse Trainers are sure to kickstart and enhance your career in the health and fitness industry.  Our expert team is committed to helping students further propel their careers in fitness and provide only the best service to their clients once working.

Diverse Trainers is proud to offer strong support to all of our learners and find ways to suit a range of career paths. From flexible learning to financing options and beyond, Diverse Trainers will ensure you’re equipped with all of the tools needed to excel and achieve your goals.

Want to know more about becoming a fitness instructor with UK leading training provider Diverse Trainers? Call a member of our team now on 01772 910 930.

Compare Fitness Instructor Courses

Review and compare our accredited fitness instructor courses to choose the one that best suits your career 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 £449
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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 £425
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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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Starter Package
For those who wish to work in group training settings, this is a highly suitable package.
  • Level 2 Group Training Sessions
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Level 2 Studio Cycling
  • Level 2 Suspension Training
Prices from £699
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Introductory Package
The ideal package to enter the fitness industry if you’re looking to work in a gym environment.
  • Level 2 Gym Instructor
  • Level 2 Kettlebell Instructor
  • Level 2 Suspension Training
  • Level 3 Nutrition For Physical Activity
Prices from £649
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5 Easy Steps to Becoming a Fitness Instructor

Check out Diverse Trainers’ 5 easy steps to maximising your career as a fitness instructor.


Research the profession

Prior to any Fitness Instructor course, there is a lot of research required to ensure you understand which course is the best option for you:

  • What CIMSPA accredited qualifications will you need?
  • What type of fitness Instructor do I want to be?
  • What is it going to take to become successful?
  • What location will you be looking to do your fitness Instructing?
  • How much could you earn?
  • What progressions are there?


Select your course

When choosing your course, it’s crucial that it ticks all the boxes. Moreover, ensure that your desired fitness instructor course is regulated by the relevant regulatory body and offers the support needed for you to thrive whilst undertaking this qualification.

  • First you need to find the right training provider, what does your training centre offer you throughout your training, and how much support will you receive?
  • What qualifications do I need to become fitness Instructor?
  • Is your fitness Instructor qualification CIMSPA accredited?
  • Do you want to teach classes or be on the gym floor?
  • What learning option is right for me, face to face or online?
  • How long will it take you to graduate as a fitness Instructor?


Achieve your certification

  • When you have selected the fitness instructor course or package of your choice, you then will need to enrol on to the course.
  • Subsequently, you should receive a welcome video, along with an induction video and access to our specialist e-learning platform. You will also have a support call with your tutor who will ensure that you are setup and ready for learning.
  • On average, fitness instructor qualifications take around 4-6 weeks to complete with Diverse Trainers. However, you do have a total of 24months to complete the course.
  • You will have full access to over the phone and online support from your tutor throughout your fitness instructor qualification with Diverse Trainers.
  • Following the completion of your Level 2 Fitness Instructing course, which involves both practical and theoretical elements, you will be ready to commence your career.


Choose employment type

Now you are certified as a fitness instructor, you now need to decide which career option is right for you, and from which platform do you want to provide your services, in a gym, at home, mobile, online, or all of the above.

Gym Instructors

  • Can gain employment at local leisure centres or private gyms
  • Teach certain classes such as circuits, boot camps and HITT.

Exercise to music Instructors/ Group Training Instructors

  • Work from home and deliver classes online one-to-one or to a group
  • Work self-employed teaching classes local leisure centres or private gyms
  • Deliver classes outdoors
  • Hire a private hall or studio
  • Can gain employment teaching classes local leisure centres or private gyms


Continued professional development (CPD)

In order to thrive and make the most of your career as a fitness instructor, continue professional development is key. Through a strong CPD strategy, you will be able to progress further and further, allowing you to excel in your career not just for yourself, but your clients too.

CPD makes an individual much more appealing to employers and therefore, keeps you ahead of the competition. Commonly, those looking to continue their professional development in the fitness instructing industry will look to complete more qualifications throughout their career.


Our team are on hand to help get you on the right course to become a fitness instructor


Learning Options

Face to face

  • Qualify in as little as 8-12 weeks
  • Highly qualified tutor to your chosen location
  • Face to face Covid friendly tutoring, giving you one-to-one or a group teaching experience
  • Access to our interactive E-learning platform
  • Induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Course resources
  • Access to our dedicated student support team


  • Qualify in as little as 8-12 weeks
  • Live webinar induction hosted by a dedicated tutor
  • Interactive E-learning Platform
  • Course resource manual pack
  • Access to our dedicated student support team
  • Live Practical webinar teaching
  • Career Guidance & Support

Gym Instructor Courses FAQs

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

If you wish to be fast-tracked it can take as little as 4-6 weeks to become a qualified fitness instructor.
You can kickstart your career as a fitness instructor by enrolling onto one of Diverse Trainers' fitness instructing courses, such as the L2 Fitness Instructor.
In order to reach a group fitness class in a correct and safe manner, you should complete a specialised course, such as the Diverse Trainers' Level 2 Group Training Sessions qualification.
All Diverse Trainers personal training courses are provided by Focus Awards, accredited with CIMSPA and recognized by OFQUAL.
There are multiple flexible payment options, Visa, Stripe, PayPal, PayPal Pay later, PayPal Credit, Mastercard, AMEX, PayL8ter, and a 0% interest finance with OMNI Capital. An optionto suit you.

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