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Aura Courses

Complete Bundle

Course Aim: Be Fitness Industry ready with this fully qualified course. This course gives you Fitness Instruction, Group Exercise AND Personal Training in one 15-week course. Whether you want to work in commercial gyms, group exercise studio’s or personal training studios, this course covers them all.

Course Duration: 15 Weeks

Course Start Date: 27th January 2020

Certification: You receive Level 3 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Group Fitness Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer certificates. Certificates are accredited by Focus Awards UK.

Course Cost: €2350

PT Plus

Course Aim: This course is a 8- week up-skilling course for students that already have a Fitness Instruction qualification. This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills to work with individual clients 1-to-1 in a Personal Training setting. Graduates can gain employment in a health club or start a career as a freelance trainer.

Course Duration: 8 Weeks

Course Start Date: 16th March 2020

Certification: You receive Level 3 Fitness Instructor, Level 3 Group Fitness Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer certificates. Certificates are accredited by Focus Awards UK.

Course Cost: €1800

Unique Benefits

Best Value For Money

Save Time with Online Learning

Internationally Recognised Qualifications

The Aura Fitness Academy provides one of the most innovative and contemporary fitness courses in Ireland. The Academy delivers predominately on-line learning as well as elements of classroom learning. 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 80% online learning which can be done in the comfort of your own home. This will save you valuable time and money. The other 20% of our courses are made up of 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.

ACCREDITATION

All of the Aura Fitness Academy certifications are RQF Certified (Regulated Qualification Framework). This 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.

ETHOS

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.

TUTORS

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.

FAQs

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. The dates of workshops are:

  • 8th and 9th February
  • 21st and 22nd March
  • 4th, 25th and 26th April
  • 9th and 10th May (Final exam days)

Complete Bundle

FITNESS INSTRUCTION

This is the entry level qualification that you need to work in the industry. What you can expect to learn here is the basics of fitness programming and fitness anatomy. Here are the details of this part of the syllabus:

SYSTEMS

  • Skeletal system
  • Joints
  • Muscle system
  • Nervous system
  • Circulatory system
  • Respiratory system
  • Energy system

PRINCIPLES OF EXERCISE

  • Principles of Exercise
  • Principles of Training
  • Planning gym-based exercise part 1
  • Planning gym-based exercise part 2
  • Warm up, Cool Down, Mobility
  • Core Stability
  • Motor Skills
  • Flexibility
  • Intro to, Suspension, Spotting, Foam Rolling
  • Kettlebells

CUSTOMER CARE

  • Healthy Eating
  • Health and Safety
  • Reasons to Exercise and Goal Setting
  • Barriers to Exercise
  • Customer Care
  • Supporting Clients

THE GYM

  • Instructing Gym Based Exercise
  • Gym Inductions
  • Evaluating Sessions
  • Closing Sessions

GROUP EXERCISE

At the Aura Fitness Academy, you will learn how to choreograph, structure and deliver top class group fitness classes. You will learn everything you need to become a successful group fitness professional and so much more. Here are the details of this part of the syllabus:

  • The Mechanics of Music Phrasing
  • Advanced Teaching Techniques
  • Methodology behind Transition, Queuing and layering of Routines
  • Creating Exciting & Effective Choreography
  • Group Communication
  • Class Control
  • Delivering a Dynamic Performance
  • Key principles that make a top Studio Instructor

PERSONAL TRAINING

This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills to work with individual clients 1-to-1 in a Personal Training setting. Graduates can gain employment in a health club or start a career as a freelance trainer. The areas that are focused on in Personal Training are:

1. Advanced resistance training and cardiovascular techniques to accelerate clients results.
2. Client assessments to include Body-fat percentage, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular, Fitness, Flexibility and Strength.
3. Understand periodisation and the effects it can have on clients.

Details of the syllabus are:

ADVANCED SYSTEMS

  • Programming Personal Training Sessions
  • Skeletal 2
  • Muscle 2
  • Cardiovascular 2
  • Respiratory 2
  • Energy 2
  • Nervous and Endocrine
  • Lymphatic system

ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

  • Lifestyle Analysis
  • Consultation and Action Planning
  • Delivering PT Sessions
  • CV Training Systems
  • Programme Design for CV Training
  • Resistance Training Systems
  • Programme Design for Resistance Training

CONDITIONING AND TESTING

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Power
  • Periodisation
  • Core
  • Testing

NUTRITION AND HEALTH

  • Nutrition and Health Guidelines
  • Influences on food habits
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Exercising Outside the Gym

PT Plus

This course is a 8-week up-skilling course for students that already have a Fitness Instruction qualification. This qualification gives learners the knowledge and skills to work with individual clients 1-to-1 in a Personal Training setting. Graduates can gain employment in a health club or start a career as a freelance trainer. The areas that are focused on in Personal Training are:

1. Advanced resistance training and cardiovascular techniques to accelerate clients results.
2. Client assessments to include Body-fat percentage, Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular, Fitness, Flexibility and Strength.
3. Understand Periodisation and the effects it can have on clients. Details of the syllabus are:

 

ADVANCED SYSTEMS

  • Programming Personal Training Sessions
  • Skeletal 2
  • Muscle 2
  • Cardiovascular 2
  • Respiratory 2
  • Energy 2
  • Nervous and Endocrine
  • Lymphatic system

ANALYSIS AND PLANNING

  • Lifestyle Analysis
  • Consultation and Action Planning
  • Delivering PT Sessions
  • CV Training Systems
  • Programme Design for CV Training
  • Resistance Training Systems
  • Programme Design for Resistance Training

CONDITIONING AND TESTING

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Strength and Power
  • Periodisation
  • Core
  • Testing

NUTRITION AND HEALTH

  • Nutrition and Health Guidelines
  • Influences on food habits
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Weight Loss
  • Exercising Outside the Gym