As an endorsed training provider, we can train you to become a specialist fitness instructor to older adults and do more than just deliver an exercise class. Our instructors know how to motivate and empower their class members and promote behaviour change so they want to keep coming back, week after week. Become a certified FABS instructor for a fun, rewarding and flexible career!
If you’re looking for a really rewarding job with flexible hours and great rates of pay, then let us help you achieve your goals. Train with us to become a specialist exercise instructor for older adults and we will give you all the knowledge, practical and motivational skills you need to stand out from the crowd.
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.
Simply fill in the enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible with all the information that you require including answers to any questions or queries that you have.
The nationally endorsed FABS Training Programme has the following learning outcomes to help you:
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.
*The Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at University of Birmingham