As the national governing body for group exercise, EMD UK is committed to assisting instructors deliver excellence in their career. As an instructor, there are a variety of ways in which EMD UK can support and guide you throughout your career.

Insight for Fitness Instructors

Instructor support and insurance

EMD UK has access to the largest pool of data on the group exercise sector. We use this data to promote the physical, social and mental benefits of group exercise and to support the growth of the group exercise industry.

Safeguarding Children in Group Exercise


EMD UK wants everyone to have a positive, safe and enjoyable experience when taking part in any group exercise activities. We also strive to ensure that all staff, teachers, instructors and volunteers are clear on what is expected of them and that best practice is central to all activities.

Safeguarding Adults in Group Exercise

Support for organisations

EMD UK wants to ensure that adults are protected whilst exercising. EMD UK has developed their Adult Safeguarding Policy so that all involved know what processes and procedures to follow and who they can contact for help if they have any safeguarding concerns.

Dance the Distance®

Dance the Distance® is an inspirational dance fitness event that takes participants on a journey through fun and motivating moves and tracks. The event is approximately equivalent to running 5km in steps and calories but ‘More Fun than a Run!’

Find an Instructor

Professional development

Are you looking for a high quality instructor to teach at your venue or establishment? Are you an instructor seeking some more cover or regular class work?

If you’re available to provide cover for group exercise classes, or you’re looking for an instructor to step in, sign up below and take advantage of our handy search feature.

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…