World Leisure Jobs - EMD UK: Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up
22 Oct 2019 World leisure: news, training & property
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Product news

29 Apr 2019

Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up

Supplier: EMD UK
More EMD UK details


Fitness trends have changed, it’s time qualifications caught up

EMD UK has created two new qualifications in partnership with Active IQ
EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise, has been working with Active IQ to improve industry qualifications. Having identified that the syllabus of some Level 2 qualifications have not adapted to current fitness trends, EMD UK and Active IQ have developed two fit for purpose qualifications; Level 2 Group Training and Level 2 Group Training to Music.

The Level 2 Group Training is the first of its kind in the industry. Never before has a group exercise qualification not focused on music or choreography. To ensure group exercise instructors have the best start in their group training career, the qualification contains a module dedicated to things self-employed instructors need to know; tax return filing, market research, business planning, personal and professional development. With 57 per cent of instructors being freelance and many on the books for leisure operators, it’s important to make the transition from graduate to instructor as smooth as possible.

The advantages of upskilling are enormous to Personal Trainers, offering a way to expand their business into group exercise without having to do choreographed classes. More and more bodybuilders, strongmen and athletes are using HIIT and circuit-based training methods in their programmes; there is a huge gap for personal trainers to start offering bespoke small group training sessions, in- and off-season, for bodybuilders, strongmen and local sports teams.
Although the Level 2 Group Training bridges the training protocol skills gap, the current Level 2 Exercise to Music syllabus has also been reviewed. With not much of the content changing in the last 15 years, Active IQ and EMD UK have revisited the qualification to strengthen the syllabus in today’s fitness climate.

The new look qualification covers the core qualification units including; anatomy and physiology, health and safety and soft skills such as customer care. The qualification also covers how to plan and deliver group exercise to music classes, looking at choreography structure (verse-chorus / reverse pyramid / cross phrasing etc.) coaching methods, adaptations and regressions.

The Group Training Qualification is currently available from EMD UK with bursary support. People wishing to train in both, can train in Group Training and add the additional Group Training to Music module, effectively reducing course costs and training time.

For more information on instructor training and development, call EMD UK’s career support team on 01403 266000 or visit emduk.org/courses


Supplier: EMD UK

EMD UK is the national governing body for group exercise and works proactively to bring all aspects of the industry together to achieve its vision of…a healthier nation through exercise. To facilitate the continued growth of the group exercise sector EMD UK provides quality training and development as well as ongoing help and advice to instructors, supporting them at every stage of their career. It also works in partnership with fitness brands to endorse and develop all forms and styles of group exercise With funding and support from Sport England, EMD UK is committed to driving positive change within the industry and works with the public sector and organisations across the health and fitness sector to make group exercise an activity that is accessible for everyone.

Web: emduk.org
More EMD UK details

Product news
Nautilus creates award recognising excellence in clubs   18 Oct 2019

Nautilus creates award recognising excellence in clubs

Nautilus, a strength training brand owned by Core Health & Fitness, has created an award recognising best in class fitness facilities around the globe.

ClassPass inspires with digital campaign   11 Oct 2019

ClassPass inspires with digital campaign

ClassPass has launched an out-of-home (OOH) and digital campaign celebrating the stories of its instructors and studios.

Power Plate holds event to celebrate milestone anniversary   10 Oct 2019

Power Plate holds event to celebrate milestone anniversary

To commemorate its 20 year anniversary Power Plate has held an event in London to educate attendees on the benefits of whole body vibration training.

OM4 launches inclusive skincare brand   08 Oct 2019

OM4 launches inclusive skincare brand

OM4, a product house specialising in male skincare, has created a new skincare brand designed to celebrate inclusivity.

Alterface and Avanza partnership will 'lead to exciting new applications' says Avansa CEO
  08 Oct 2019

Alterface and Avanza partnership will 'lead to exciting new applications' says Avansa CEO

Alterface has announced a new tech partnership with laser projector specialist, Avanza.

MediaMation announces major partnership with B&B Theaters
  07 Oct 2019

MediaMation announces major partnership with B&B Theaters

MediaMation, a supplier of turnkey 4D theatres, has announced a partnership with US cinema chain B&B Theaters.

Lynsey Woolliscroft joins Subtle Energies   04 Oct 2019

Lynsey Woolliscroft joins Subtle Energies

Subtle Energies has appointed Lynsey Woolliscroft to handle operations and business development in Europe.

SimEx-Iwerks to launch Rudyard Kipling-inspired 4D film   01 Oct 2019

SimEx-Iwerks to launch Rudyard Kipling-inspired 4D film

SimEx-Iwerks is set to launch a new animated 4D experience based on Rudyard Kipling's iconic children's novel, The Jungle Book.

Company profile


Proinsight Research Ltd

Our main services are mystery shopping, internal audits and consumer research.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation

Brand means business: A new era of gym equipment customisation

Jordan Fitness has long been recognised for its premium-quality gym equipment, and its wide variety of free weights, benches, functional kit, rigs and storage. More>>




in this issue

• CMO report: 10 points to end obesity
• BMF plans to diversify and 'go global'
• UK museum infrastructure is 'crumbling'



World Leisure jobs




Spa Therapist
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Andrews, UK
Company: Kohler Waters Spa
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Competitive Hourly Rate + Benefits
Location: Stowmarket, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Apprentice Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: £4.50 per hour + benefits
Location: Stowmarket, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Customer Service Executive
Location: Surrey, England
Company: The Gym Group
Customer Service Executive
Location: Surrey, England
Company: The Gym Group
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




20-23 Oct 2019

(Spas of Central Europe) SPA-CE Experience

Grand Hotel Rogaska Resort, Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia


20-30 Oct 2019

World Leisure Expo & Forum

Hangzhou International Expo Center, Hangzhou, China


28 Oct 2019

Women in Wellness Leadership Conference

The Waterfront Beach Resort Hotel, Huntington Beach, United States



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Tourism: Right to roam
Sweden is inviting everyone to come and stay – and indulge in a spot of wild camping. Jenny Kaiser from VisitSweden talks about the initiative More>>
  Trends: Introducing Gen Z
How will this tech-savvy, social media-driven generation affect your business? More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus More>>
  Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd