The FABS Training Programme has been developed by Move it or Lose it, collaborating partners with the Centre for Healthy Ageing Research at University of Birmingham. With our blended approach of online learning and practical training, we’ve made it as easy as possible to help you become a specialist exercise instructor for the over 60s.
FABS will enable you to:
- Understand the major changes associated with ageing and inactivity
- Understand how to support and motivate the older adult to adhere to physical activity
- Understand guidelines and training principles in relation to the older adult
- Be able to plan, deliver and evaluate exercise sessions for older adults including progressive training
Once you purchase the FABS Training Programme you will receive an email with your personal log in details to access the interactive online blended learning. Here you will be guided through each unit and assessed for competence as you go. You will also be shown, through video tutorial, each of the exercises in preparation for your practical assessment. This equates to 32 hours of guided learning. You will also be able to download the complete theory and practical training manuals for future reference.
This allows you to learn and practice in the convenience of your own home so when you attend the two day practical training you will be fully prepared. Here you will learn how to link the exercises and put them to music to create fun-filled routines. You will be continually assessed informally and formally to show competence in safe and accurate delivery, observation and adaptation, goal setting and motivational techniques.
Please note, you will be able to download a pdf version of the Practical Training manual during your course. You will be able to print this at home if you choose. However, if you don’t have access to a printer, or would like a professionally printed copy, it’s available for an additional £24.99.
You can now complete FABS practical days online – for more information please click here.
Alternatively, please click on the links below for more information on venues for face-to-face practical days:
**Please be aware that all face-to-face practical days are subject to government guidelines on social distancing**
Online – 29th & 30th January 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Online – 5th & 6th February 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Online – 19th & 20th February 2021
Online – 27th & 28th February 2021 (SOLD OUT)
Online – 12th & 13th March 2021
Birmingham – 20th & 21st March 2021
Online – 27th & 28th March 2021
Online – 17th & 18th April 2021
Online – 24th & 25th April 2021
Online – 8th & 9th May 2021
Online – 22nd & 23rd May 2021
Online – 5th & 6th June 2021
Online – 19th & 20th June 2021
Online – 26th & 27th June 2021
Online – 3rd & 4th July 2021
See our FABS FAQs
Please note, you will be asked to agree to our FABS Terms & Conditions before purchasing. Transferring practical days is subject to a fee up to £200, please see the Terms & Conditions for details of our cancellation and transfer policy.