Not ready to retire? We can help you with a retirement career change. As an endorsed training provider, we can train you to teach safe and effective exercise classes for older adults and do more than just deliver an exercise class. Learn how to motivate and empower your clients and promote positive behaviour change so they want to keep coming back, week after week. Become a certified FABS instructor for a fun, rewarding and flexible second career!
FABS is designed to give you all the knowledge and skills you need to be a specialist instructor for older adults. The FABS Exercise Programme combines four essential components for health and wellbeing as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer’s and N.I.C.E. guidelines for the over 60s – Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength – we call it FABS.
Train to teach both chair-based and standing exercises so you can work in community, care and gym settings. Our aim is to ensure older people across the UK can join a local class to help them stay active and independent. We’ve already got thousands of people moving more and having fun and now we need more instructors to fulfil the demand. As the exercises can be adapted to suit a wide range of abilities, the FABS Training Programme gives you both the scope and choice to teach chair-based exercise sessions in care or NHS settings through to standing active community classes for the over 60s.
Our high-quality endorsed training has been developed with experts in ageing research. The FABS Training Programme has been developed by Move it or Lose it in collaboration with scientists and experts in ageing research.* With our blended approach of online learning and two day face-to-face practical training, we bring together the best of academic research with practical application to help you be at the forefront of the fitness industry.
You can join our team and enjoy friendly, ongoing support to help more people live active, healthier, happier lives. “98% of trainees found the eLearning convenient and good value for money” Whether you’re an existing fitness professional or completely new to exercise training, we support you every step of the way. Along with the eLearning you’ll watch video tutorials to ensure you are familiar with the exercise programme and feel confident even before you attend the two-day practical training. Here you will learn how to link the exercises and put them to music to create fun-filled routines. Our highly trained and friendly Trainers will put you at ease with practical assessments done in informal group settings. This ensures you are safe and competent to deliver exercise classes for older people.
Having worked with thousands of older people, we have seen incredible transformations and know how rewarding this job can be. We also know how daunting it can be when starting a new career in retirement. By completing the FABS training and becoming a licensed Move it or Lose it instructor you can be part of a bigger team and support network enabling you to run your own business, reach more people and be the best and most confident instructor that you can be. Find out more about Sian’s journey to becoming an instructor in retirement.
Simply fill in the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible with more information about starting a new career in retirement as a fitness instructor including answers to any questions or queries that you have.
The nationally endorsed FABS Training Programme has the following learning outcomes to help you:
To understand the major changes associated with ageing and inactivity
To understand how to support and motivate the older adult to adhere to physical activity
To understand guidelines and training principles in relation to the older adult
To be able to plan, deliver and evaluate exercise sessions for older adults including progressive training
To deliver safe, effective and enjoyable exercise sessions for older adults
Want to know more? Click here to receive your free information pack or give us a call on 0800 612 7785 and find out how we can help you begin a truly rewarding career helping older people to enjoy active, healthier, happier lives.
We can train you to become a certified fitness instructor so you can teach seated and standing exercise to the over 60s and those with limited mobility. FABS training is more than just learning how to deliver an exercise session; it trains you to motivate and educate your clients in an atmosphere of fun and inclusivity.
Move it or Lose it prides itself on developing bespoke training to suit your needs enabling your organisation to offer activities and inclusive exercises to your clients. We have worked with carers, volunteers and staff for support groups, charities and education providers and know-how to give you the tools you really need to motivate older clients and those with limited mobility.
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