Become an Aqua Fitness Instructor

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16 June 2016

If you are a swimming instructor or have a fitness background, Aqua Aerobics or water fitness classes could be a great addition to your repertoire.

The Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing Aqua, delivered by the IOS, will give you the skills needed to teach safe, exciting and dynamic water exercise classes. The course combines both e-learning and practical sessions and includes the following topics:

  • anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • principles of exercise, fitness and health.

Practical Sessions

The practical Aqua specific units are run over 2 days, with a separate face to face or video assessment date.  During your course, we will carry out a number of practical activities and you will be teaching your peers throughout the time.

Jenny Norvill, Operations manager at the IOS and lead on Aquatic fitness says, “At the IOS, we feel that it is important to gain as much practical experience as possible, whilst also understanding the theory behind the activity.

If you have an exercise to music or dance background, choreography may come as second nature, but for others this can be a challenge.  So, we encourage our learners to observe, or take part, in a number of sessions before the course to pick up ideas”

Find Aqua Fitness courses here.

New Aqua CPDs planned

The IOS are planning additional CPDs to extend the training for Aqua instructors, to ensure that their participants are continually being stretched to the fitness level they choose in the aquatic environment. 


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