Live a career you’ll love


Enjoy a new career with YMCAfit, the leading training provider offering top qualifications in the fitness industry.

YMCAfit is the original training provider for fitness qualifications in the UK. With a great wealth of experience, we are always at the very heart of developments within the fitness industry, setting the standards for top quality, up-to-date and industry-leading courses and resources.

A career in fitness continues to be the choice for those seeking a positive work-life balance. It is also an industry which has continued to thrive despite these tough times. Since 2008, the UK’s fitness industry has grown its total market by 4% to a staggering £3.81 billion. The demand for quality instructors is as strong as ever.

Training for a new career is a big step, so we have developed an array of different training options and formats to make this big step more achievable. Having trained over 90,000 instructors, we know what works and we have a variety of teaching skills and learning formats available to ensure that your career in the fitness industry is more attainable than ever before.

Through training with us, you don’t simply get a training course. We offer a range of other benefits, including:

• guaranteed interviews

• instalment payment options

• top-quality interactive eLearning

• free Power Plate eLearning module

• equipment reductions with Physique

• student support to help you during your studies

We have a vast selection of courses for those who are completely new to the industry with a passion for fitness or for fitness professionals who are looking to further their skillset. These courses include:

Advanced Diploma in Personal Training

Running your own business and being unrestricted in where you practice your new career is a fantastic benefit of completing this Diploma. You will gain a range of skills which will adequately prepare you for anything that your clients demand. Following this course, you will be extremely competent in training your clients both in the gym and outdoors.

Exercise to Music

If you’ve been attending classes and watching the instructor thinking, ‘I wish I could do that’, well it is time to stop wishing and start doing. Whether you plan to teach in gyms, leisure centres or even village halls, this fantastic course is the first step into teaching classes to music.


The popularity of yoga for its health and fitness benefits continues to grow. Both gyms and yoga centres are seeing an increased demand for yoga classes on their timetables. There are many different styles of yoga. Our yoga course is based around the practice of Hatha Yoga – the foundation from which many popular styles of yoga have developed.


Pilates has gone on to gain a significant following amongst fitness fanatics and celebrities alike. STOTT PILATES® helps to develop optimal strength, flexibility, endurance and posture, without building bulk or stressing joints, which makes it the perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, athletic training or rehabilitation.