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Gym Instructors assume many different roles in a fitness center, that of motivator, supervisor and trainer. This course provides learners with all the necessary skills to fill these roles for their clients. Through a combination of theory and practical learning Portobello Institute's diploma in Gym Instruction enables learners to provide clients with an appropriate gym workout for their needs to improve overall fitness including; strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory functions.

The Gym Instructor course will offer students understanding in the areas of cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training for all individuals including young people aged 14-16 years, over 50's, ante natal and post natal women and individuals suffering certain musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoarthritis. Upon completion of the qualification students are ready to work in the fitness industry in a gym based setting.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym based exercise)

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.


Course Structure

This is a part time course delivered over 5 weekends or an intensive programme. See below for current study options.

This Gym Instructor course is a pre requisite for students wishing to complete the ITEC Certificate in Personal Training. However, students can now study the Gym Instructor AND the Personal Trainer course at the same time through our combo course.

Course Content Modules

  1. Gym based theory
  2. Gym based practice
  3. Anatomy and Physiology*

*This module will be completed by the student via Distance Learning



Name: Gym Instructor Part time

Cost: 1680 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 03/09/18 - 14/09/18
  • Mon - Fri 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • This is a two week intensive course
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • 29/09/18 - 09/12/18 (5 weekends)
  • Sat/Sun 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Course dates: 29/09 & 30/09, 13/10 & 14/10, 03/11 & 04/11, 17/11 & 18/11, 08/12 & 09/12 Exam date: Dec 2018  

Additional Course Costs

Please read Course Payment Information for full details as to when you will make these additional course payments.

  • ITEC Exam Fee: £95