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.
The Personal Trainer Certificate course builds on the Gym Instructor course taking a more in-depth look at functional anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition and also exercise prescription. This course enables candidates to provide clients with personalised training programmes/sessions for their needs to improve overall fitness including strength, flexibility and cardio-respiratory funciton as well as detailed lifestyle advice to maintain all aspects of their health, fitness and well being.
Gym based theory
Gym based practice
Anatomy and Physiology
Personal Training including physical fitness, the role of a personal trainer, health and safety associated with training and have the ability to understand, demonstrate, explain and communicate the teaching techniques and the objectives of the exercise session.
Nutrition for Physical Activity
Anatomy & Physiology for Personal Trainers Level 3
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Portobello Institute was established in 1981 and is built on the shoulders of some very wonderful and inspirational individuals. The Institute was originally set up by Delia Lyons and has been continuously advanced by her daughter Rebekah Lyons, another forward thinking and hard-working woman.
Delia’s legacy, vision and values continue to be part of everyday life at the college and are constant reminder through Rebekah’s want to constantly seek out new opportunity while ensuring that the ethos and quality first developed by her mother are retained.
Since 1993 we have been delivering beauty, make up and fashion courses at Portobello Institute, all fully accredited through awarding bodies ITEC and QQI.