FABS Fast Track Training for existing fitness/dance professionals


Welcome to Move it or Lose it, where we empower older adults to lead active, independent lives. Our Fast Track FABS Training Programme equips you with the knowledge, skills and support needed to become a certified Exercise Instructor for Older Adults.



10 CPD points are available for CIMSPA members with this course!

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Developed in Partnership with Experts

The FABS (Flexibility, Aerobics, Balance, Strength) Training Programme was created in collaboration with the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at the University of Birmingham. This comprehensive programme offers a versatile approach to exercise, suitable for teaching in both seated and standing positions, allowing you to reach a wider audience. It is endorsed by CIMSPA with 10 CPD points and EMD UK who offer a bursary of £75 towards training

Blended Learning for a Comprehensive Experience

Our programme features 20 hours of guided eLearning with step-by-step video tutorials and downloadable manuals, followed by two days of face-to-face or Zoom-based practical training. During these sessions, you will receive expert guidance from experienced master trainers, who will observe and assess your skills. By the end of the programme, you will be able to:
– Teach a variety of exercises, including seated, supported, and standing routines.
– Understand the physical changes associated with ageing and how to adapt exercises to accommodate these changes.
– Motivate older adults to stay active and adhere to a regular exercise routine.
– Design and lead engaging exercise sessions that are safe, effective, and fun.
– Use simple choreography to create energetic routines that promote social interaction.
– Modify exercises for individual needs and abilities.
– Evaluate sessions for effectiveness and plan progressive training.

Prerequisites and Assessment

To enroll in the Fast Track FABS Training Programme, you need a Level 2 fitness qualification or equivalent. The eLearning component is assessed through quiz-style questions, while the practical training involves demonstrating your ability to lead a taster session with 10 allocated exercises. You must also agree to the FABS Terms & Conditions and Zoom requirements before purchasing.

Get Certified to Make a Difference

Join us to become a certified Exercise Instructor for Older Adults, and make a real difference in the lives of those seeking to stay active and engaged. Apply now and take the first step toward a rewarding career in helping older adults move with confidence and joy.

Learner materials

Learners can download and print a pdf version of the Practical Training & Theory Training manual during the course.  However, if you don’t have access to a printer, or would like a professionally printed copy, they’re available to purchase for an additional £24.99 each.


Attending your practical training days

Online practical training days:

Please read the requirements for completing your practical days online here. By booking online practical training dates, you’re accepting you will meet the requirements outlined. 

Venues for face-to-face practical days:

Leeds – The Studio
Birmingham – The Studio

Course Dates:

Birmingham – Friday 7th & Saturday 8th June 2024 – SOLD OUT

Online – Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th July 2024 – SOLD OUT

Essex – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2024 – SOLD OUT

Online – Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th August 2024

Online – Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th September 2024

Birmingham – Friday 4th & Saturday 5th October 2024

Leeds – Friday 11th & Saturday 12th October 2024

Online – Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th November 2024

We’ve now partnered with Klarna enabling you to book your FABS Training course and pay over 3 interest-free instalments!

For more information, please read our FABS FAQs

Please note, you will be asked to agree to our FABS  Terms & Conditions before purchasing. Transfering practical days is subject to a fee of £220, please see the Terms & Conditions for details of our cancellation and transfer policy.  The Fast Track FABS Training Programme is only available to existing fitness professionals, you will be required to send proof of qualifications before access is granted to the eLearning.

The Fast Track FABS Training Programme offers 10 CIMSPA CPD points to members and 4 REPs CPD points under ‘other training’. 

Additional information

Course location

Online, Birmingham, Leeds

Course dates

7th & 8th June 2024, 6th & 7th July 2024, 10th & 11th August 2024, 7th & 8th September 2024, 4th & 5th October 2024, 11th & 12th October 2024, 9th & 10th November 2024

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Theory Training Manual

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7 reviews for FABS Fast Track Training for existing fitness/dance professionals

  1. Carole

    A brilliant course would highly recommend it to friends and colleagues.

  2. Joanna

    I was very impressed how Belinda delivered the course to us all. Her knowledge, experience and teaching was brilliant. I found learning from Belinda very inspirational. I am so glad that I have taken the course. I know the feeling that things feel impossible to do, after recently finding out I have osteoarthritis in the hips and psoriasis arthritis. So I know the importance of exercise and strengthening muscles and ligaments around the joints. I hope I too will able to help people who are in a similar position. Thank you very much to Belinda and the team at Move it or Lose it.

  3. Claire

    I had a great weekend and learnt so much. I can’t wait to put it into practice.
    The course was very well structured.
    Sandra was very clear and concise.

  4. Janis

    Everything was excellent from the quality of the e-learning through to the manual downloads. There was always someone available to contact if needed. On the actual training weekend the trainer was excellent. She was very reassuring throughout and gave lots of advice and corrections where necessary.

  5. Lyndsey

    Wonderful tutor with vast experience and knowledge with an infectious personality.

  6. Susan

    The course trainer was an excellent tutor, made the course very enjoyable and very professional. This course actually gives you the skills to go away and teach unlike others that are more theory based.

  7. Richard

    Very much enjoyed the course and would recommend to any future potential instructor.

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