Group Exercise Instructor CPD Course

Enhance Your Knowledge With OriGym's Group Exercise Training CPD

OriGym Group Exercise Training CPD

For fitness professionals and personal trainers, instructing group exercise classes can be a tremendously lucrative endeavour due to the large amount of clients you can enquire. These sessions can also aid with client retention, as it’s proven that group training actually results in more clients coming back time and time again.

OriGym’s Group Fitness Instructor CPD will teach how to pace these training sessions to get better results that meet your demographics' different goals.

Entry Requirements:

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Course Type:

CPD Short Course

Course Length:

1 Day


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  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Myofascial Release CPD
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  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
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OriGym’s CPD Group Exercise Training course will help you understand the demands of group training sessions and how to structure successful, enjoyable, and rewarding classes for groups of up to six people.

This course will also help you stand out from other fitness instructors by honing your practical skills and theoretical understanding of a group’s diverse needs. In doing so, you will be able to increase your overall popularity and income as a result.

  • Course Length: One day-long in-person workshop.
  • Entry Requirements: Level 2 Gym Instructor. Students must also be aged 16 or over. 
  • Cost: £129 for the single course or buy a bundle of 6 CPDs for £488!
  • Study Method: Our CPD Group Fitness Instructor course is taught in a workshop format over the course of a day of intense training.

Assessment: Our Group Exercise Instructor CPD course ends with a 45-minute long assessment where you’ll be observed demonstrating your knowledge, practical planning, and delivering a group training session. This will include a combination and a 16-session personalised plan. 

To help you become an effective group training instructor we’ll equip you with a wide range of skills for planning, demonstrating, and delivering different exercise regimes for groups. During your extensive one-day workshop you’ll cover the following topics:

The Benefits of Group Training

As a workshop group, you’ll discuss the benefits group training can have on instructors, class members and businesses. You’ll also cover what actually constitutes group training and what doesn’t. 

Periodisation and the Phases of Training

Here we’ll cover the three phases of group training and how the power pyramid relates to each phase. You’ll also learn the different concepts and types of periodisation to pace these sessions appropriately. 

The 16-Session Periodised Plan

This part of the workshop will cover the 16-session periodised plan designed to span four weeks of progressive training. You’ll also identify and include where combinations of exercises can fit into this plan. 

Combinations and Fitness Tests

This practical module will teach you different combinations and tests including cardio vs clock, mini triathlons, and more. We’ll also explain the reasoning behind different choices and their effectiveness as part of the 16-session plan from the previous module. 

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Completing OriGym’s Group Exercise Instructor CPD will give you all of the essential skills needed to enhance your fitness classes and generic group training around a particular exercise or combination.

To offer group personal training and train people towards similar goals with bespoke fitness regimes, you can complete a Level 3 Personal Trainer course. This will allow you to work with groups of individuals and design exercise plans towards their specific goals.

You can also get this Group Fitness Instructor CPD course, along with 5 others, for free in a package with our Diploma in Personal Training. This will allow you to combine all the best parts of teaching classes and groups with a higher salary and more specific training. 

On the day of attendance, a 45-minute long observational assessment will take place where students will be tasked with demonstrating their new group training skills and knowledge.

The assessment will be overseen by a qualified teacher and assessor who will lead your training.

Aside from being aged 16 years or older, students must hold a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification to enrol on this course.

OriGym's Group Training CPD is recognised by PD Approval! 

This course takes place over one day at one of our twelve nationwide locations during a face-to-face workshop.

This specialised course covers all the essential knowledge required to deliver effective group training sessions, helping them to achieve their fitness goals and develop their stamina.

Various topics covered include periodisation and the phases of training, the benefits of group training for both trainers and clients, the 16 session periodised group training plan, as well as combinations and fitness tests.


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Ashley Boyd origym testimonial

Ashley Boyd

Really enjoyed my course especially the workshops!

My experience completing the gym instructor course with origym has been fantastic, I really felt supported throughout, the workshops where brilliant and I really enjoyed them, it really helped me to feel prepared for my assessment. The tutors are great and really make you feel at ease.

Heather Hacking, Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Heather Hacking

Founder of Heather Hacking PT

Fantastically Structured & Well Organised

As a mother of three children after spending the past nine years building her career as a solicitor, Heather made the decision to follow a life-long passion for health, wellness and fitness, and pursue a career as a personal trainer.

Studying part-time with OriGym to fit around family and work, I achieved my Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Personal Training qualifications. I found OriGym’s courses to be fantastically structured and well organised, and my tutor Andy Tsang was brilliant - he taught me so much!

After graduating I started my fitness business with the sole purpose of empowering women, both physically and mentally. My business has now been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Breakthrough Personal Trainer’ category at Northern Ireland’s Health & Fitness Awards 2019 - I am so thrilled! I am very grateful to OriGym for giving me such a great foundation to launch my business from.


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