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Course Overview

This award comprises of two units, both units must be achieved for full certification

  • Unit 1: Group teaching skill
  • Unit 2: Instructing a studio resistance session

Learners will cover:

How to design and teach safe effective studio resistance training sessions The principles of warm up, the aerobic curve and cool down Working to music Motivating participants A variety of group teaching skills Core stability exercises The benefits of studio resistance training A variety of approaches to studio resistance training How to respond to health and safety issues

Candidates will be assessed in the following:

  • Design of studio resistance training session plan
  • Practical demonstration of delivery of studio resistance training session
  • Evaluation of studio resistance training session

Target Candidates

This course is suited to those who wish to progress their career in the Health & Fitness Industry.

Candidates who hold CYQ's Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing � Gym or Exercise to Music or equivalent, and wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competence to instruct an alternative discipline.

Individuals who wish to change careers and seek a highly recognised and respected qualification.

Exercise and Fitness enthusiasts who wish to become Studio Resistance Training Instructors.

Individuals (16+) wishing to gain a Level 2 Vocational Qualification as a Studio Resistance Training Instructor.

Individuals currently working as Fitness Instructors who have few or no relevant qualifications.


Learners must have completed or be working towards a CYQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing in the context of gym-based exercise or exercise to music or equivalent prior to commencing the CYQ Level 2 Award in Studio Resistance Training.