CONTACT US

Leisure Media
Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385

©Cybertrek 2022

ABOUT LEISURE MEDIA
LEISURE MEDIA MAGAZINES
LEISURE MEDIA HANDBOOKS
LEISURE MEDIA WEBSITES
LEISURE MEDIA PRODUCT SEARCH
PRINT SUBSCRIPTIONS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTIONS
 
Leisure Management - EMD UK: Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up
04 Jul 2022 Leisure Management: 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
Seed To Skin launches Fermen’tonic to balance skin microbiota   01 Jul 2022

Seed To Skin launches Fermen’tonic to balance skin microbiota

Ethnobotanical skincare and spa brand Seed To Skin has unveiled Fermen’tonic; a new multipurpose fermented toner.

Comfort Zone reformulates its sunscreens to prevent them from damaging the oceans   29 Jun 2022

Comfort Zone reformulates its sunscreens to prevent them from damaging the oceans

Comfort Zone’s R&D laboratory has reformulated its Sun Soul range of sunscreens to ensure it’s at the forefront of effective anti-ageing sun care, while also being sustainable.

Lucknam Park Spa rebrands and partners with 111Skin and Natural Spa Factory   20 Jun 2022

Lucknam Park Spa rebrands and partners with 111Skin and Natural Spa Factory

Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa in Chippenham, UK, is partnering with skincare brand 111Skin and local, sustainable spa brand Natural Spa Factory to refresh its offering.

Deepak Chopra and OpenSeed create private meditation pods
  17 Jun 2022

Deepak Chopra and OpenSeed create private meditation pods

OpenSeed has partnered with Deepak Chopra – physician, author and wellness expert – and Yves Behar, CEO of fuseproject design studio, to launch meditation pods for personal wellness practices in the spa environment, workplace or private residences.

Premier Software raises over £1,000 cycling for Prostate Cancer UK   16 Jun 2022

Premier Software raises over £1,000 cycling for Prostate Cancer UK

Throughout May, Premier Software’s team of cyclists aimed to ride 300 miles to increase cancer awareness, and raise important funds as part of Prostate Cancer UK’s Cycle the Month challenge.

Core Health & Fitness acquires Jacobs Ladder, meeting demand of a growing high intensity market segment   15 Jun 2022

Core Health & Fitness acquires Jacobs Ladder, meeting demand of a growing high intensity market segment

Core Health & Fitness, a portfolio company of US-based private equity firm Gainline Capital Partners LP, has acquired Jacobs Ladder, the leader in ladder climbing fitness offerings.

The RLX Satori Wellness Lounger enables the next level of touchless treatments, says Sammy Gharieni   14 Jun 2022

The RLX Satori Wellness Lounger enables the next level of touchless treatments, says Sammy Gharieni

Featuring the latest in vibroacoustics, Gharieni’s new RLX Satori Wellness Lounger has been designed to offer spa clients touchless, mind/body wellness benefits.

Elemental Herbology announces permanent spa residency at The Cadogan in Chelsea   09 Jun 2022

Elemental Herbology announces permanent spa residency at The Cadogan in Chelsea

British spa and bodycare brand Elemental Herbology has recently launched a permanent residency at The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, in London’s upmarket neighbourhood of Chelsea.

Company profile


Safe Space Lockers

We provide a full turn-key solution for clients from design and consultation, through to bespoke manufacture, installation, aftersales and servicing solutions.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

EGYM announces integration with software provider Fisikal

EGYM announces integration with software provider Fisikal

EGYM has announced an integration with a leading UK-based software company Fisikal to enhance its capabilities to serve the needs of enterprise customers running multi-site operations. More>>




in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Active Communities Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Leisure Duty Manager
Salary: £23,023 - £24,920
Location: Salisbury, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Apprentice Lifeguard
Location: Stevenage, UK
Company: Stevenage Leisure Limited
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




03-04 Sep 2022

HEALING SUMMIT 2022 - The Healing of Everything

Pine Cliff Resort, Portugal


12-13 Sep 2022

2022 Salt Therapy Association Conference

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: High flyers
How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz More>>
  Editor’s letter: Mental health
Liz Terry shares her thoughts More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>
  New opening: Future of leisure
Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres? More>>


Published by Leisure Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd