Free instructor resource for group exercise professionals

Since 17 March, EMD UK has been helping group exercise instructors deal with the challenges of Covid19. We have collated that help, with new advice, into the EMD UK Group Ex Support Pack.

As a group ex instructor, you’ll understand the challenges the sector has faced during this period. There has been some uncertainty around how to continue group exercise through ‘the new normal’ and beyond. To assist, we have collected a series of free resources to support and guide you onwards with your career.

Your EMD UK Group Ex Support Pack includes:

  • An overview of how to plan for venues that open and venues that remain shut
  • A checklist to ensure you’re fully COVID-19 delivery compliant
  • New social distancing and outdoor exercise risk assessments
  • Signposts to areas you can access guidance from, including St John’s Ambulance for first aid advice
  • Blogs and documents from industry experts in teaching, cueing, social media, and more

The EMD UK Group Ex Support Pack also contains a new Return to Play document which includes:

  • A comprehensive list of how the venue you operate in can be COVID-19 safety compliant
  • Advanced guidance for operating outdoor classes
  • Diagrams of socially distanced studio spaces

Note: if you downloaded the pack prior to 21 July 2020, you do not need to re-download it. You will receive an email with the new documents attached.

All documents have the approval of both Sport England and the Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

Read here what some of our members have to say about our support –

Can I just say as a new EMD member that I’m so impressed by the way EMD have helped us to navigate through this situation.


Thank you wonderful EMDUK staff, you are the bees  knees


I have just renewed with EMD UK and wanted to let you know how fantastic you have been through all of CV19 and that your communication has been spot on and I wanted to say thank you to everyone!

Sarah B

The support and guidance is fantastic! Prompt information shared during the pandemic has supported me to keep my business running. Thank you EMD.


I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your support at this really difficult time. A special thank you to Sarah S who was so helpful during two telephone calls this week and has given me a link to the instructors’ Facebook page which has been a godsend for me. As a community-based instructor, it has been particularly challenging and stressful trying to keep up with all the guidelines, and struggling to make the right decisions about restarting my classes.  Thank you – I really appreciate the great work you are doing.


Chloe…a huge THANK YOU!! Yourself and the whole EMD UK organisation really does look after their members 🙂


Thank you for the advice. Yesterday I cancelled my insurance with another provider and purchased insurance from yourselves as I was so impressed with the support you give your clients.


Very impressed with EMD! Very thorough and informative! Thank you!


Thank you for providing up to date information throughout the whole COVID lockdown with clarity and efficiency. So helpful


Thanks EMD UK so helpful and informative.  Relied on you to keep me up to date


I just want to say thank you for all your hard work to help fitness instructors. You are way above all other providers in the information that you give. I am not currently insured with you but I will certainly think of you when it is next time to renew.


Just wanted to thank EMD UK for providing such good information about Covid19 and what I need do to as a teacher. It feels like a blanket has been wrapped around me

MoTreasurer of KFA and member of FAAC

Absolutely amazing, having seen other governing bodies and insurance providers doing the complete opposite, you guys have been on top of the updates and supporting the fitness industry as a whole in these hard times, I’m not a customer but you’ve definitely earned future business from me in your approach to all this!


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