FABS Training Programme


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Product Description

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:


Brighton - 6th & 7th March 2020 (sold out)

Liverpool - 13th & 14th March 2020 (sold out)

Birmingham - 14th & 15th March 2020 (sold out)

Essex 17th & 18th April 2020

Weston-Super-Mare - 24th & 25th April 2020

Birmingham - 25th & 26th April 2020

Birmingham - 16th & 17th May 2020

Milton Keynes - 19th & 20th June 2020

Essex - 27th & 28th June 2020

Brighton - 3rd & 4th July 2020

Essex - 24th & 25th July 2020

Birmingham - 25th & 26th July 2020

Milton Keynes - 1st & 2nd August 2020

Glasgow - 14th & 15th August 2020

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

Birmingham - 12th & 13th September 2020

Liverpool - 18th & 19th September 2020

Milton Keynes - 17th & 18th October 2020

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

Birmingham - 14th & 15th November 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.

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