FLexercise at the forefront of front line fitness training? What does that mean? We asked our training manager Janice Gronow to explain further.
FLexercise is so much more than just an exercise class, it is an holistic experience. You will also get fun, energy and inclusivity. Once you experience the strong community feel before, during and after a group exercise session you won’t want to stop. You will soon come to realise you are part of a close-knit family.
We have 100’s of classes across the UK, delivered by specialist teachers who are friendly and supportive of each other. Together we are changing lives, keeping people healthy and independent for longer and helping save the health service millions of pounds.
Coronavirus has thrown up multiple challenges for us all, but perhaps none so pressing for the need to stay at home and/or socially distance. FLexercise has developed a way of delivering class work directly to people’s homes through online platforms and social media. Our teachers use zoom to deliver classes regularly and of course, we have the daily 10@10 and weekly me@3 live on our Facebook page. This allows us to reach new audiences and spread the word about our fabulous system throughout the world.
Planning to retire but concerned about feeling bored and losing purpose in life? Or, are you looking to use the current situation to change career?
Many of our FLexercise teachers are in their 50s and 60s and say their job offers them a way to keep busy and stay connected. So, imagine a part time job that’s not only rewarding, but it also keeps you active, socialising and earning money.
As we launch our new virtual online front line training programmes we hope you will share our dream of helping people to stay active for better physical and mental health. As the ageing population continues to increase, we see this also as a great opportunity to change lives and reimagine ageing.
So what qualities do you need to be a FLexercise teacher?
You simply need to like helping people. You will be a great communicator, be able to build relationships of mutual understanding and be someone who is friendly and approachable. It’s certainly not essential to come from a fitness background.
Why choose FLexercise?
Most importantly we are a caring organisation. We know that finances are tight at the moment, so we have training grants on offer which can substantially reduce your course fees (*). Courses are delivered in a flexible way to suit your lifestyle and you will have access to skilled supportive trainers throughout. At the moment, we are delivering all our courses virtually to allow people to social distance safely.
We have plenty of resources for you to use, including video classwork and system tutorials, social media training and online class delivery. We offer free public and personal insurance in your first year and support to get your new class up and running. There are also post-grad and CPD training bursaries to help support your continued development.
Being part of our lovely teaching family will help you grow and develop. We have a great Teachers Facebook group for exchanging music and work ideas and national and local continuing training opportunities (CPD). Finally, we will give you access to our branding tool kit and a marketing support team. We will do everything we can to help you succeed as an FLexercise teacher.
What is the qualification called?
Our qualification is called a ’Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Teaching Exercise Movement and Dance’. It’s nationally recognised, awarded by Active IQ and endorsed by CIMSPA for 10 CPD points.
I’m already qualified as an instructor but want to add another dimension to my teaching. Do you have anything you can offer?
Yes we do. Our FLexercise Essentials course would be perfect for you. All you need is to be qualified at least to Level 2 as a fitness professional. The course also qualifies you for REPs and CIMSPA points.
I love the sound of front line fitness training. It sounds really interesting. How can I see what the system looks like?
Check us out each weekday when we live stream on our FLexercise Facebook page Live 10@10. https://www.facebook.com/flexerciseuk You will soon get to see we are real people, we love what we do, including our lumps and bumps!
FLexercise is the only team you’ll need to join. Help us on our mission by becoming part of our front line with flexible friendly fitness.
Contact us at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page.