YMCA Certificate in Group Exercise to Music

Exercise to music

This qualification is aimed at the learner who wants to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry as a fitness instructor in the context of exercise to music.

Throughout the course candidates will learn:

  • anatomy and physiology including:
  • the heart and circulatory system
  • the respiratory system
  • structure and function of the skeleton
  • musculoskeletal system
  • postural and core stability
  • the nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
  • how to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
  • how to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy eating
  • how to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
  • the skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a group exercise to music session with apparently healthy adults – both individuals and groups.


REPs CPD Points: 20 points


  • Multiple choice theory paper
  • Practical examination
  • Worksheets

Entry Requirements


Progression Routes

Gym Instructor and Personal Training package:  £1600 (£1400 student rate) when booked together.

Course Prices


£445 – Student Rate

A £100 (non-refundable deposit) is required to secure a place on this course.

Course Dates

Stirling | TBC | Spaces Available

Aberdeen | TBC | Spaces Available

Ayr | TBC  | Spaces Available

Stirling | TBC | Spaces Available

Glasgow | TBC | Spaces Available

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