How to Become a Fitness Instructor

Whether you’re looking for your very first fitness instructor training course, wanting to build on your existing skills or hoping to teach a new type of exercise class, we have a range of courses and bursaries that can help.


Our Active IQ accredited and nationally recognised training qualifications will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to #StandAtTheFront as a successful fitness instructor.

We have a range of courses available, check them out below and become one step closer to your dream career in the fitness industry.

Bursaries, Funding & Payment Plans

At EMD UK, we understand that keeping on top of training fees can be tricky, that’s why we provide instructors with a range of different bursaries, funding and payment options.

Check out what financial support we offer below and see how we can help you take your career to the next level.

Our Workforce

As the national governing body for group exercise we are dedicated to achieving our vision of a healthier nation through exercise. We work with instructors, operators and organisations across the sector to provide help, support and advice and to ensure that group exercise continues to inspire people of all ages and abilities to take part in physical activity.


With ongoing support and guidance, we’re here for you throughout and beyond your instructor training. There’s no one better to train with than the national governing body for group exercise. All our qualifications are nationally recognised, REPs accredited and include a year’s instructor insurance once you qualify.

Hear from previous students and learn how EMD UK supported them throughout and beyond their instructor training.

Let’s Get Started…

Group exercise is an exciting and diverse mix of styles and activities that caters to ‘someone like me’ and everyone should have the opportunity to take part. EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and we believe that through cooperation and collaboration with industry bodies, understanding and removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part and by supporting instructors to deliver excellence, we can achieve a healthier nation through exercise. See how you can get involved below…