The Go-To Course
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.
Stand out from the crowd
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.
Be the best
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.
Join the team
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.
Send your enquiry!
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:
- 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.
*The Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at University of Birmingham
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We train you to become a specialist 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.View our Instructor Courses
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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.Contact Us
“I am amazed at how helpful the ‘sit to stand’ exercise is. I keep practising and yesterday when I was getting out of the car I did it without any knee pain, which can only be due to your exercise as I haven’t done anything else differently."
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“I’ve spent my life avoiding exercise, now I can’t get enough!”