Group Exercise Leader Course

Group Exercise Leader Course

Nationally Recognized Training

Outcome: Group Exercse Leader (GEL) Skill Set.

Course Code: SSISS00128

Career: Group Fitness Instructor.

Study methods: Online

Payment methods: Pay up-front 

The Group Exercise Leader (GEL) Course is an innovative program designed to elevate your expertise in leading inclusive, dynamic fitness groups. This course recognizes the unique appeal of group exercise and aims to equip leaders with the skills necessary to cater to a broad spectrum of fitness levels and preferences.

In the fitness industry, it is crucial to be well-rounded and adaptable. This course provides future leaders with the tools and knowledge necessary to excel, focusing on leadership qualities, teaching techniques, and an understanding of diverse exercise requirements.

The Group Exercise Leader Course equips participants to take the lead in energizing group fitness classes. As leaders, they guide groups through a variety of exercises and activities, from step aerobics to Pilates, boxing, and spin. This comprehensive program covers crucial skills such as creating a safe and fun fitness environment, mastering the knowledge of proper group fitness components, and understanding the dynamics of group leadership.

Upon completing this course, participants are prepared to lead diverse group fitness sessions confidently. Moreover, they have the option to pursue additional training to lead specialty classes such as Les Mills, Zumba, functional fitness, CrossFit, spin, Pilates, or Yoga.


HLTWHS001. Participate in workplace health and safety

BSBOPS304. Deliver and monitor a service to customers

SISFFIT036. Instruct group exercise session

HLTAID011. Provide First Aid

Training and Assesment

Our courses are delivered online to you, no matter where you are located. There are 4 units included within the Group Exercise Leader Course, with all resources required to complete the course available in your student study portal. A trainer is assigned to you for guidance throughout the course and will grade your assessments. Visit for answers to our most frequently asked questions.



What will you learn in this Course:

  • Acquire skills to lead a variety of group fitness activities effectively and safely.
  • Understand and apply the essential components of group fitness dynamics
  • Learn to create a motivating and high-energy environment for participants.
  • Develop expertise in various exercise techniques including aerobics, pilates, and boxing.
  • Gain knowledge to cater to diverse age groups and fitness levels in group settings.
  • Master the organization and maintenance of fitness rooms and equipment.
  • Enhance customer service skills to better interact with gym patrons
  • Learn the essentials of warm-up, aerobic exercises, flexibility techniques, and cool-down exercises

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Confidently guide participants through a series of movements and exercises in a group setting.
  • Effectively promote fitness and health, creating a safe and fun environment for all participants.
  • Adapt and design various group fitness classes to cater to different fitness levels.
  • Ensure the safety and maintenance of group fitness rooms and equipment, adhering to industry standards.
  • Engage participants by maintaining high motivation levels throughout classes
  • Offer excellent customer service, fostering a positive community within the gym environment.

Why study a Group Exercise Leader Course with Fit Education?

Our courses are delivered by fitness professionals for fitness professionals. Once you complete your course, you will receive a certificate of completion outlining the units and have a broader knowledge to help your clients achieve their fitness goals.

In 2020 Fit Education graduates:

  • 96.6% were employed or enrolled in further study after training.
  • 92.2% were satisfied with the overall quality of their training.
  • 89.2% would recommend the training and 93.3% would recommend their training provider.
  • 94.4% achieved their main reason for doing the training.

(NCVER Report 2020)