Standards

The REPS India Occupational Standards for the health and fitness industry.

REPS India is based on the international fitness industry standards which have been developed for each area of exercise and fitness instruction which is covered by the register.

Occupational Standards describe the skills, knowledge and competence needed to work as an instructor in the fitness industry. REPS India is a guarantee that instructors are competent and qualified against these standards. Instructors on REPS India have demonstrated that they can work to these standards, normally by gaining an accredited qualification which teaches and assesses everything in these standards. The standards used by REPS India are the "ICREPs Global Standards" developed by the International Confederation for Registers of Exercise Professionals, the global organisation for registers of exercise professionals.

The standards can be used by education providers do develop courses, employers to organise staff structures, or instructors themselves to map their skills and competences and plan their career.

The following is a list of the ICREPs/ REPS India Fitness Standards:

 
Gym Instructor Standards
  • A1. Conduct health screening and assess client exercise preferences, barriers and goals
  • B1. Apply principles of anatomy and physiology in a fitness context
  • B3. Plan and instruct exercise in the gym
  • D1. Provide motivation and support as part of exercise instruction
  • D3. Promote healthy eating and physical activity
  • G1. Promote health and safety in the fitness environment
  • H1. Provide customer service in health and fitness
  • I1. Develop professional practice and personal career in the health and fitness industry
Group Fitness Instructor Standards
  • A1. Conduct health screening and assess client exercise preferences, barriers and goals
  • B1. Apply principles of anatomy and physiology in a fitness context
  • B4. Plan and instruct group exercise to music (freestyle)
  • D1. Promote motivation and support as a part of exercise instruction
  • D3. Provide health eating and physical activity
  • G1. Promote healthy and safety in the fitness environment
  • H1. Provide customer service in health and fitness
  • I1. Develop professional practice and personal career in the health and fitness industry
Personal Trainer Standards
  • A2. Carry out client fitness assessments
  • B8. Plan and deliver personal training sessions
  • C1. Design personal training programmes
  • C2. Manage, review, adapt and evaluate personal training programmes
  • C3. Apply the principles of nutrition and weight management to exercise programme design
  • C4. Apply the principles of exercise science to programme design
  • D2. Support long term behaviour change by monitoring client exercise adherence and applying motivational techniques
  • J1. Undertake small business planning


Mat-based Pilates Instructor Standards
  • 1. Anatomy and physiology for Pilates
  • 2. Professional practice and personal career development
  • 3. Supporting and educating the client
  • 4. Provide customer service
  • 5. Adaptations, modifications and contraindications for special populations
  • 6. Health, safety and welfare
  • 7. Principles of exercise and programming for Pilates
  • 8. Principles, fundamentals, philosophy and origins of Mat Pilates
  • 9. Collect and analyse relevant information and agree goals with Pilates participants
  • 10. Assessing the Pilates client
  • 11. Plan and design Mat-based Pilates programme (group class and one to one)
  • 12. Prepare to instruct Mat-based Pilates sessions
  • 13. Teach, adapt, modify and progress Mat-based Pilates exercises
  • 14. One to one Re-assessments
Pre-Post Natal Instructor
  • Unit 1 (E4) Understand professional roles and responsibilities for pregnant and postnatal participants
  • Unit 2 (E4) Understand the anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes during the pregnancy and postnatal periods
  • Unit 3 (E4) Support health and well-being for pregnant and postnatal clients
  • Unit 4 (E4) Collect and analyse information about pregnant and postnatal client
  • Unit 5 (E4) Plan exercise for pregnant and postnatal clients
  • Unit 6 (E4) Instruct exercise session for pregnant and postnatal clients
  • Unit 7 (E4) Evaluate and review exercise for pregnant and postnatal clients
Youth Exercise Instructor Standards
  • Unit 1 (E3) Understand professional roles and responsibilities when working with children and young people
  • Unit 2 (E3) Understand the anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes in children and young people
  • Unit 3 (E3) Support health and well-being for children and young people
  • Unit 4 (E3) Collect and analyse information about children and young people
  • Unit 5 (E3) Plan exercise for children and young people
  • Unit 6 (E4) Instruct exercise session for children and young people
  • Unit 7 (E4) Evaluate and review exercise for children and young people
Older Adult Instructor Standards
  • Unit 1 (E1) Understand professional roles and responsibilities
  • Unit 2 (E1) Understand the anatomical, physiological and biochemical changes in older adults
  • Unit 3 (E1) Support health and well-being for older adults
  • Unit 4 (E1) Collect and analyse information about older adults
  • Unit 5 (E1) Plan exercise for older adults
  • Unit 6 (E1) Instruct exercise session for older adults
  • Unit 7 (E1) Evaluate and review exercise for older adults
Disability Instructor Standards
  • Unit 1 (E2) Understand professional roles and responsibilities when working with disabled participants
  • Unit 2 (E2) The key considerations affecting working with clients with disabilities
  • Unit 3 (E2) Support health and well-being for disabilities
  • Unit 4 (E2) Collect and analyse information about clients with disabilities
  • Unit 5 (E2) Plan exercise for clients with disabilities
  • Unit 6 (E2) Instruct exercise session for clients with disabilities
  • Unit 7 (E2) Evaluate and review exercise for clients with disabilities