FABS Training Programme


The FABS Training Programme combines all of the essential components for health and wellbeing as per CMO/NICE guidelines for older adults i.e. Flexibility, Aerobic, Balance and Strength. We train instructors to deliver these evidence-based exercises  enabling them to teach and adapt seated and standing exercise to the over 60s.


FABS has been fully endorsed by UK Active and CIMSPA and has received Professional Recognition from the award-winning fitness industry regulator Active IQ.


The FABS Training Programme gives you all the knowledge, theory and practical skills required to deliver safe, effective and enjoyable exercise sessions for older people. This will allow you to take exercise classes in community and care settings or one-to-one sessions for people who cannot get to classes.


10 CPD points are available for CIMSPA members with this course. endorsedlogo300

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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 click on the below links for more information on the location venues:

Milton Keynes


Course dates:

Milton Keynes – 1st & 2nd August 2020

Birmingham – 8th & 9th August 2020

Glasgow – 14th & 15th August 2020

Weston-Super-Mare – 14th & 15th August 2020

Birmingham – 12th & 13th September 2020

Liverpool – 18th & 19th September 2020

Guildford – 26th & 27th September 2020

Milton Keynes – 17th & 18th October 2020

Birmingham – 24th & 25th October 2020

Weston-Super-Mare – 13th & 14th November 2020

Birmingham – 14th & 15th November 2020

Brighton – 20th & 21st November 2020

Essex – 5th & 6th December 2020

Birmingham – 5th & 6th December 2020

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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.

Additional information

Course location

Birmingham Studio, London, Brighton, Liverpool, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Edinburgh, Manchester, Hatfield, Birmingham Park Regis, Essex, Glasgow, Leeds, Transform Ageing, Guildford, Exeter, West Essex, Birmingham Edgbaston Park Hotel, Weston-Super-Mare, I don't wish to commit to a course date or location currently

Course dates

2nd & 3rd December, 3rd & 4th November, 30th November & 1st December, 15th & 16th November, 27th & 28th October, 31st October & 1st November 2018, 8th & 9th December, 18th & 19th October, 25th & 26th October, 11th & 12th October, 7th & 8th December 2019, 1st & 2nd February, 6th & 7th March, 13th & 14th March, 18th & 19th January 2020, 14th & 15th March 2020, 24th & 25th April 2020, 14th & 15th August 2020, 13th & 14th November 2020, 19th & 20th June, 1st & 2nd August 2020, 17th & 18th October 2020, 25th & 26th April 2020, 16th & 17th May 2020, 25th & 26th July 2020, 12th & 13th September 2020, 14th & 15th November 2020, 17th & 18th April 2020, 27th & 28th June 2020, 24th & 25th July 2020, 3rd & 4th July 2020, 18th & 19th September 2020, 5th & 6th December 2020, 20th & 21st November 2020, 4th & 5th July 2020, 26th & 27th September 2020, 8th & 9th August 2020, 24th & 25th October 2020, 5th & 6th December 2020, I don't wish to commit to a course date or location currently


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