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IQ Lifestyle provide the largest selection of fitness education qualifications in UAE.  The courses listed are upcoming but if you do not see the course or specialisation you are interested in, please contact us so we can schedule dates.

Prices listed are per person.  Group rates for 3 or more trainers are also available.

Our courses are all accredited by OFQUAL in England through the globally renowned awarding body Focus Awards UK and are also approved by REPS UAE.  All courses are valid for life!

Subjects offered include Personal Training; Pilates; Gym; Special populations; Aqua fitness; Medical referrals, Group Fitness, Strength and Conditioning; Nutrition; Sports Massage,; Leadership; Education and more.

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Circuit fitness course

Circuits (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE 16 CPD points)

Register for 2024

This course will teach you how to programme and deliver effective bootcamp and circuit style classes for a variety of exercise goals and different fitness abilities.  It is one of the most popular training methods of the 21st century and an excellent way to introduce clients to your training practises before selling one to one training, as well as a popular format of its own.

Sports Massage Therapist

Sports massage therapy (UK Level 3 / Europe Level 4)

(16 CPD points)

Register for 2024

This course teaches the techniques massage techniques required to prepare athletes for competition and to help optimise their performance as well as techniques to reduce muscle tension for both active and sedentary clients.  This course is an ideal complimentary service to accompany fitness training, although it is available to any interested person, not just those working within the fitness industry.

Aqua water exercise

Fitness Instructor: Water-based exercise (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE Category H / 20 CPD points)

Abu Dhabi - 3, 4, 17 & 18 February 2024

This course allows you to deliver water-based exercise programes such as aerobics, stretch, strength, endurance and more.  You'll learn how the buoyancy of water affects exercise and also how to work in shallow, deep and transitional water with and without equipment.  This is an excellent course for instructors who want to  teach in holiday resorts as well as fitness clubs.  The course can be taken by qualified fitness instructors or those with no prior knowledge.  You do not need to know how to swim to take this course. 

Khabib Gym, Yas Island

Padwork boxing

Padwork  (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(10 CPD points)

Register for 2024

In this course you will learn the basics of padwork and techniques such as jabs and kicks to include in your client's training programme for a varied and effective fitness workout.  

Obesity Diabetes level 4

Developing Physical Activity & Weight Management Strategies for Obese clients (UK Level 4 / Europe Level 5)

(16 CPD points / Eligible for Category J REPS UAE)


This course explores the nutritional guidance and exercise guidelines for working with obese clients.  You will also study the development of obesity and other available medical treatments and learn why obesity is a complex issue which requires special consideration.

TRX suspension training course

Suspended Movement Training (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE 10 CPD points)

Register for 2024

On this course you will learn how to use suspension training apparatus to deliver effective group and Personal Training sessions.  Given the portability and versatility of the equipment, it is one of the most popular and effective training apparatus to be used alone or in conjunction with any other fitness programme.

Zumba Aerobics group exercise

Exercise to Music (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE Category D / 20 CPD points)

Abu Dhabi - 1, 2, 3 & 8

March 2024

This course is essential for instructors who want to teach group exercise using music and is the mandatory foundation for instructors who teach pre-choreographed programmes.  You will cover choreography techniques using cardiovascular exercises as well as weight training.  Upon completion you will be able to create your own group programmes or teach pre-choreographed programmes (after obtaining the relevant licenses), such as les Mills, Pound, Zumba and Insanity.

Khabib Gym, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Physical Training

Strength & Conditioning (UK Level 4 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE 16 CPD points)

Dubai - 17, 21 & 24 March 2024 (Early booking rates currently available)

This course is aimed at Personal Trainers who want to enhance their knowledge in strength and conditioning.  It provides understanding of how to improve athletic performance through a systematic approach developing athletic qualities such as speed, strength and power, as well as reducing sporting injuries.

Venue tbc

Children kids fitness

Physical Activity for Children (UK Level 2 / Europe Level 3)

(REPS UAE 20 CPD points)

Dubai (Ladies only) - 26 April & 3 May 2024 (Early booking rates currently available)

This course teaches you how to plan, deliver and instruct physical activities aimed at 5-15 year olds.  Upon completion you will be able to work with children of all age groups.

Venue tbc

First Aid Kit

Emergency First Aid at Work/CPR (Level 3)

(Required to join REPS UAE)

Dubai - 16 February 2024 

This one day courses teaches you how to handle emergency situations at work and the administering of first aid and CPR.  Certificate is valid for 3 years and is mandatory to join the Register of Exercise Professionals UAE.  Non-fitness professionals are also eligible to join this course.

Marshal Training, Dubai Investment Park, Dubai

Maik Wiedenbach




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