Thank you for sharing in our vision of healthier communities through group exercise

Together we can ensure group exercise continues to inspire people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to take part in physical activity.

To make sure you get the best out of your membership, here are some helpful tips to get you started.

What your membership covers

All EMD UK memberships* with insurance include:

  • £10m public liability
  • £10m professional liability
  • £10m product liability
  • £2,500 personal property cover
  • Loss of earnings
  • Personal accident cover
  • Includes cover for indoor, outdoor, and online classes – online includes one-way, two-way and pre-recorded.
  • Access to additional services including, Legal assistance, Health & Safety, Tax advice and stress counselling.

*Affiliate and PRO memberships do not include insurance cover

Downloading your membership certificate

Your certificates are now in one place to your EMD UK portal. Once logged in please follow the pathway below:

  • Click on ‘My profile, dashboard and support resources’
  • Click ‘My dashboard, memberships, payments and certificates’
  • Here you’ll be able to download all current and past EMD UK certificates (including PPL).

Your resource library

EMD UK have a vast library or resources you can use for your classes and to upskill. This includes:

  • Templates for PAR-Qs and risk assessments
  • Marketing and branding tips
  • Factsheets from partners like UK Coaching
  • Policies and Procedures
  • And more!

Simply click here to visit yours now!

Purchasing PPL credits

As a EMD UK member you’re able to purchase PPL credits at a discounted rate. As of 1 May 2023, this rate will be £2.20 per class.

PPL credits are used for all licensed music tracks used in face-to-face classes. It is your responsibility to ensure these are kept up to date.

Normally your venue will hold a PRS licence. You must check this is the case, although it’s the venue’s responsibility to ensure its up to date.

To purchase PPL credits:

  • Visit ‘My Homepage’
  • Click ‘Other Products’
  • Click ‘PPL’
  • Enter the number of PPL credits you require in the top box, and we’ll sort the rest for you. Remember, you’re able to buy as many or as few PPL credits as you wish.

Looking to upgrade your memebrship?

If your qualifications change during your insurance period, let us know! We’ll help match you to the package relevant to you:

The EMD UK Group Exercise Membership covers group exercise classes, dance fitness, dance, Yoga and/or Pilates. All instructors with this package must have a Level 2 (or equivalent) recognised qualification as a minimum. To be covered for Yoga/Pilates you will need either a Level 3 or 200-hours minimum yoga certificate or recognised level 3 or equivalent Pilates qualification.

The EMD UK PT & Specialist Membership is for instructors who deliver personal training session and/or teach specialist classes such as pre- and post-natal, cardio rehab, nutrition, sports massage etc. This package also includes group exercise where you are qualified to teach. You must have a valid qualification in your specialism to be covered.

The EMD UK Associate Membership is for instructors who are working their way towards a formally recognised qualification, even if currently teaching through a brand certification only.

View more info here.

Got some time to learn some tips and tricks?

Our YouTube channel is the perfect place to boost your business! Find everything from marketing tips to building community to delivering the best online experience.

Ready to start saving?

Your membership gives you access to a variety of business and lifestyle discounts.

Find out what’s available here.


Use code EMDUKmember22 to access this page here for even more career discounts.

Stay connected

We know how important it is to stay connected. Our closed Facebook group is just for EMD UK members and is a great place to network with other instructors, share stories, ask questions, and find information about training and other updates.

To join, just click here.

Keep your class timetable fresh

At EMD UK, we understand that as instructors you like to keep your class timetable fresh, and this may include adding new sessions to your timetable.

Keeping on top of training fees can be tricky so that’s why we provide instructors with a range of different bursaries and funding.

Our Open Bursary scheme offers £75 to all instructors undergoing courses that are both are delivered by endorsed EMD UK member organisations. Further details can be found here.

This scheme can be used in addition to other funding, such as CIMSPA’s ReTrain to ReTain programme.

Our member organisations

We work with and support a wide range of group exercise and fitness brands. From those just starting out to some of the industry’s biggest brands, we’re there to help them every step of the way. Meet our members here.

Looking to train in something new? Many of our member organisations offer instructor training CPD courses in everything from HIIT to dance fitness to less traditional fitness forms too!

If there’s a course you’re looking to take, check if you could be eligible for our EMD UK open bursary. You could save up to £75 on your training costs!

Find more about our open bursary here.

Let’s get social

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Meet the team behind your support

Sarah Smith

Instructor Support Officer

Before joining EMD UK, Sarah previously spent 15 years with American Express Membership Travel, working in a sales and customer service-based role before joining their project team. Following that, she set up an online childrenswear store, which she ran for 4 years before moving into a new retail role. Sarah has a real passion for fitness, loves a HIIT workout and has now run a few 10Ks! She enjoys cooking and creating new recipes, and loves spending time with her two boys, family and friends.

Chloe Greer

Instructor Support Officer

Chloe attended ballet classes from the age of three and quickly developed a love of dance. She studied for a BA (Hons) in Dance Performance at Falmouth University, graduating in 2015. During that time, she pursued many opportunities, particularly in teaching, as she wanted to share her passion for dance. In 2014, Chloe qualified with EMD UK as both a Just Jhoom! and Exercise to Music Instructor. She has continued her work as a dance teacher and fitness instructor but is also enjoying her role as Instructor Support Officer. Outside of work Chloe loves to bake and regularly brings new recipes into the office for her colleagues to try.

Danica Armstrong

Instructor Support Officer

Danica has worked in sales for the last 6 years, and was previously at university and travelling the east coast of Australia. On her return from Australia, she started at executive level and moved into a sales account management role before moving onto account management with a field marketing agency. Danica is now utilising these skills from a sales and marketing perspective, in her role at EMD UK. Danica graduated in Film and TV Studies, so out of work she enjoys all things related to her degree and will often be talking about some kind of TV series or, failing that, about cats. She also enjoys baking, so fits in well with the team.