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A personal trainer has the competence to design exercise programmes for a range of clients with a range of exercise goals and can apply core elements of fitness instruction including health screening, applying the principles of exercise science, supporting long term behaviour change, promoting health and safety, and providing customer service. Personal trainers can carry out a client fitness assessment and use the results to design, manage, review and adapt personal training programmes and deliver safely and effectively. Finally, a personal trainer will understand and apply the principles of nutrition and weight management to their clients programmes.

A gym instructor can independently plan and supervise exercise in the gym. They will be able to apply some core elements of fitness instruction including health screening, principles of anatomy and physiology, motivation, healthy lifestyles, health and safety, and customer service. Gym instructors will have the competence to plan, demonstrate, supervise and monitor gym - based exercise using a variety of equipment and training specifications from cardiovascular, resistance and flexibility training. Gym instructors are not the same as personal trainers and are not able to plan long term individualized programmes for a range of fitness goals and deliver personal training sessions.

A group fitness instructor will focus on the delivery of exercise sessions to a group, normally in the studio environment and has the competence to independently instruct group exercise sessions and instruct one or more types of class discipline depending on the education they hold. They will be able to apply some core elements of fitness instruction to their work including health screening, principles of anatomy and physiology, motivation, healthy lifestyles, health and safety and customer service. Music may or may not be involved in the session and original choreography is not a requirement. Further competences will include planning, preparing and delivering group exercise, bringing a session to an end, and evaluating the session. A group fitness instructor could be qualified with one or more “pre - choreographed” exercise routines, however they will also need to demonstrate competence against core fitness instructor standards.

A group fitness instructor (freestyle) has the competence to plan and instruct group exercise sessions to music. They will be able to apply some core elements of fitness instruction to their work including health screening, principles of anatomy and physiology, motivation, healthy lifestyles, health and safety and customer service. A group fitness instructor (Freestyle) will focus on the delivery of exercise sessions set to music, normally in a studio environment. They will have competency in the planning, selection, sequencing and progression of exercises and appropriate music, and instructing and monitoring participants to ensure safe conduct of activities. They will be able to plan original choreography for sessions. Further competences will include planning, preparing and delivering group exercise, bringing a session to an end and evaluating the session.

A Oman Reps Yoga Instructor has trained, as a minimum, to the standard of the Yoga Alliance RYT 200 instructor standards. The 200 - hour curriculum includes foundational concepts to get started as a yoga teacher. The RYS 200 Core Curriculum includes :

  1. Techniques, Training, Practice (Asana, Pranayama & Subtle Body, Meditation)
  2. Anatomy and Physiology (Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics)
  3. Yoga Humanities (History, Philosophy, Ethics)
  4. Professional Essentials (Teaching Methodology, Professional Development, Practicum)

A Pilates instructor can design, manage, adapt and deliver a series of mat Pilates sessions for apparently healthy adults. They will be able to apply core elements of fitness instruction including health screening, applying the principles of exercise science, supporting long term behavior change, promoting health and safety, and providing customer service. A Pilates instructor will have the competence to give clear instructions, demonstrate skills and techniques, monitoring a class, and correct exercise with clear and positive feedback. A Pilates instructor can teach participants in a group class environment or work with a single client. The main competences are; designing, preparing and teaching mat Pilates exercises; bringing mat Pilates sessions to an end; monitoring and reviewing participant progress.

A Pilates instructor comprehensive has the competences of a Pilates instructor in relation to mat Pilates and has further competence on a range of Pilates equipment. Normally this category is for instructors who hold the certification of the Pilates Method Alliance.

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU START!

Please read the following page before starting registration. You may wish to read the Application Policies to see how OMAN REPs assess fitness education certificates.

Fitness Education Certificate

Entry level and most relevant certificate & degree transcript (if applicable) to be submitted.You can also submit your current fitness industry specific CV which will help with the application process.

First Aid / CPR Certificate

Up to date First Aid/CPR Certificate is required.

Passport Size Photo

Required for REPs ID Card.

Payment - 50 OMR(VAT incl.) - per year

Before REPs can complete your application, payment must be made. (cash, cheque or debit/credit card)

Registration Period:

Registration period is for 12 months and expires on the last day of the month.