Unit 1: Understand the principles of exercise and fitness
This unit examines exactly what ‘fitness’ is, how it is effectively achieved and the importance of correct diet and nutrition. Those enrolled on the course will look at health and fitness, different food groups and their unique contribution to health and what exactly comprises a balanced diet. The effects of exercise on different body systems are also covered in this unit.
Unit 2: Demonstrate an understanding of safety factors relating to exercise
This unit covers the elements of planning a safe exercise session and explains how to select appropriate clothing and gym equipment for certain exercise activities. Information about completing risk assessments relating to exercise and how to successfully avoid injury are also explained.
Unit 3: Apply the principles of a training programme
This unit explains how to plan and evaluate a personal fitness profile and a personal training programme. Upon completion of this module, learners will understand how to re-evaluate their fitness levels and plan future exercise sessions by applying specific principles.