The Aura Fitness Academy provides one of the most innovative and contemporary fitness courses in Ireland. The Academy is a blend of online learning an practical workshops. Most fitness institutions in Ireland require students to commit to time and travel-heavy, classroom learning, which can end up costing much more than what you initially pay for the course. The Aura Fitness Academy courses have a mix of online learning which can be done in your own time and practical weekend workshops in SPORTSCO Leisure Centre in Dublin 4 to educate students on the practical aspects of becoming a fitness professional.
- This is the best value for money course in the country.
- Internationally recognised qualifications. Qualification gives you the 3 main fitness industry certifications in 1 course.
- Upskill and learn from industry experts with the possibility of a lifetime career at the end of your course.
- Save valuable time with online learning. Save money on travel as you learn in the comfort of your own home.
- Attend weekend workshops in SPORTSCO Gym in Dublin 4 on the practical aspects of fitness training from proven industry tutors, ideal for students based in the Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare or Wicklow areas.
- eLearning allows for 4 times more information to be retained in the brain, decreasing the need for additional study and saving you valuable time.
The Aura Fitness Academy certifications are RQF (Regulated Qualification Framework) and REPS Ireland (Register of Excercise Professionals) Certified. RQF is a UK based, regulated qualification that provides International recognition that allows candidates to work in Ireland, the UK and abroad. You will receive certificates in ‘RQF Level 2 Fitness Instructor’ (EQF Level 3 equivalent), ‘Aura Certified Group Fitness Instructor’ and ‘RQF Level 3 Personal Trainer’ (EQF Level 4 Equivalent). These certificates are accredited by Focus Awards UK.
The Aura Fitness Academy educates its students with real and relevant fitness knowledge and education; the course content that you will learn is up to date with the ever evolving industry and latest developments and research in fitness which is delivered by tutors who have 12 years’ plus experience of working successfully in the industry.
The Academy Coordinator is Luke Heapes who is also Head Tutor. Luke has 12 years’ experience in the Fitness Industry. Luke’s experience is in managing, training and recruiting top rated Fitness Instructors, Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers for some of Ireland’s largest health and fitness businesses. His extensive experience in this area gives students the REAL education and information they need to be successful the industry.
How do you become a certified fitness trainer? / How do I get a personal training certification?
- To become a personal trainer or to gain a personal training qualification, you must complete an accredited fitness course in Ireland or the UK that is the equivalent EQF (European qualification framework) Level 4 certification. The Aura Fitness Academy has Personal Training courses that offer EQF Level 4 certifications.
What qualifications do you need to be a personal trainer in Ireland?
- EQF (European qualification framework) level 4 is the minimum standard qualification accepted in Ireland to work as a personal trainer.
How much does a personal trainer earn?
- Personal Trainers in Ireland can earn anywhere between €20- €70 per hour from client based 1-1 training.
Who is the course instructor?
- The course instructor for the Aura Fitness Academy is Luke Heapes – Luke has 12 years’ experience in the Fitness Industry. Luke’s experience is in managing, training and recruiting top rated Fitness Instructors, Group Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers for some of Ireland’s largest health and fitness businesses. His extensive experience in this area gives students the REAL education and information they need to be successful the industry.
How long does the course take?
- Personal Training course lengths can vary from course to course, but are generally between 8-15 weeks long.
How much eLearning is involved in the course?
- The eLearning consists of 32 hours of 3D video that upskill you in anatomy and physiology, exercise principles, health and safety, exercise adherence and motivation and planning exercise programs. It is recommended to watch the videos a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 times over the course. This means over the 15 weeks you will spend between 4 hours to 8 hours per week at home completing eLearning.
Is there any other payment options than the full or part payment options advertised?
- We only advertise the full or part payment for our courses. In special circumstances where we feel the student is 100% committed to completing the course, we do take personal financial difficulties into account. If this is the case for you, I suggest contacting us to discuss possible options on a payment plan.
What content is in the 7 live workshops that are held on weekends?
The 7 work shop days have a total of 20 individual modules.
- 6 of these modules are recaps of anatomy and physiology to ensure the eLearning is full understood by students.
- 3 modules are dedicated to nutrition, business and marketing skill and selling high price personal training.
- 11 modules are dedicated to making you and expert in understanding exercise, body movements, instruction, class instruction, body testing and program design planning.
Can I work in any gym with the qualification?
- Yes, the complete bundle course will allow you to apply for all Personal Trainer, Fitness instructor and Group Fitness instructor jobs in the country.
Would I be able to take on clients straight after the course?
- Yes, we pride ourselves on making you as ready for the industry as possible. Our Tutors have years of experience running the most successful gyms and training the best personal trainers in the country. You get all this experience with the course and the tutors are available anytime for a call to make sure you are fully support in your journey.
Do I need to do work experience during the course?
- It is not a requirement, but it is an optional bonus. Work experience will help reinforce your learnings throughout the course. the Aura Fitness Academy is part of a larger company that runs 14 fitness facilities around the country. They consist of 10 Aura leisure facilities, and DKIT Sport facility and 3 world famous Anytime Fitness facilities. We offer work experience in any of these facilities. We can also contact other fitness facilities around the country to check work experience availability for our students.
Where and when are the live workshops being held?
The workshops are all held on weekends in SPORTSCO Leisure Centre in Dublin 4.
“It was a fantastic experience. Great venue and Fabulous instruction from luke. Online learning was great and challenging. If you have the interest in fitness I would highly recommend this course.” – Corina McGeown
“Great course with great instruction from Luke, would highly recommend this course for anyone interested in fitness” – Thomas O’Connor
“Very very well run course! I would really recommend it to anyone who is looking to be qualified as a gym instructor and a PT “ – David Kelly