Redefining The Core

24 Mar 2020

Redefining The Core

The terms “pull your abs” in and “switch on your core”, have become day to day cues for yoga, fitness Pilates instructors & PT’s for way too long now.

These terms have been misunderstood, misrepresented, over exaggerated and perhaps unquestioned by most who use them.

This CPD allows instructors to understand more about the role that the abdominals play in supporting the body and how we can reinvent our core vocabulary in order to move on and help people function with more skill.

Remember that everything we discuss form this point on is for healthy adults without back pain, and remember that if you do not have back pain, there is no evidence to suggest that it is imminent. I am now going to put together the opinions of many who have researched and understand that stabilising the core through puling in, activating or switching on is simply not possible.

“Pulling your belly button towards your spine or tightening your stomach muscles shuts down normal joint range of motion, muscle synchronisation, joint stability, and makes natural, graceful, balanced movement impossible. Tightening your pelvic floor during exercise is also a bad idea.” Eric Franklyn –  Oregan Exercise Therapy

We simply cannot activate the abdominal muscles one – by – one!

One of the principles of common core stability is to teach individuals how to isolate their transverse muscle from the rest of the abdominal muscles or to isolate the ‘‘core muscle’’ from ‘‘global’’ muscles.It is doubtful that there exists a ‘‘core’’ group of trunk muscles that are recruited and which operate independently of all other trunk muscles during daily or sport activities (McGill et al., 2003; Kavcic et al., 2004). This cue or classification is anatomical but has no real functional meaning. To specifically activate the core muscles during functional movement the individual would have to override natural patterns of trunk muscle activation. This would be impractical, next to impossible and potentially dangerous; as stated by Brown et al. (2006) ‘‘Individuals in an externally loaded state appear to select a natural muscular activation pattern appropriate to maintain spine stability sufficiently. Conscious adjustments in individual muscles around this natural level may actually decrease the stability margin of safety’’.

So basically, the abdominal group activate sympathetically and in a relatively complex equation to naturally support the spine and internal organs during functional activity.

Focusing on training a single muscle is even more difficult. Muscle-by-muscle activation simply does not exist (Georgopoulos, 2000).  Heres is a great example – if you bring your hand to your mouth the nervous system ‘‘thinks’’ hand to mouth rather than flex the biceps, then the pectorals, etc. Single muscle control is relegated in the hierarchy of motor processes to spinal motor centres. It has been demonstrated that when tapping the tendons of rectus abdominis, external oblique and internal oblique the evoked stretch reflex responses can be observed in the muscle tapped, but also spreading extensively to muscles on the ipsilateral and contralateral sides of the abdomen (Beith and Harrison,2004). This suggests sensory feedback and reflex control of the abdominal muscles is functionally related and would therefore be difficult to separate by conscious effort. This simple principle in motor control poses two problems to core stability training:

     1. It is doubtful that following injury only one group or single muscles would be affected. Indeed, the more EMG electrodes applied the more complex the picturebecomes (Cholewicki et al., 2002a,b).
It is well documented that other muscles are involved for example multifidus , psoas , diaphragm, pelvic floor muscles, gluteals
     2.The second problem for core stability is that it would be next to impossible to contract a single muscle or specific group. Even with extensive training this would be a major problem.
The novice patient is more likely to contract wide groups of abdominal muscles.

So why focus on the transverse when?

     1. The control of the trunk (and body) is entirely whole. There is no evidence that there are core muscles that work independently from other trunk muscle during normal functional movement
2. There is no evidence that individuals can effectively learn to specifically activate one muscle group independently of all other trunk muscles.

Truths & untruths moving forward

     1. Weak trunk muscles, weak abdominals and imbalances between trunk muscles groups are not a pathology just a normal variation.
2. The division of the trunk into core and global muscle system is a form of diluted jargon, which serves only to promote core stability.
3. Weak or dysfunctional abdominal muscles will not lead to back pain.
4. Pulling in or tensing the trunk muscles is unlikely to provide any protection against back pain or reduce the recurrence of back pain.
5.Core stability exercises are no more effective than, and will not prevent injury more than, any other forms of exercise or physical therapy.
6. Core stability exercises are no better than other forms of exercise in reducing chronic lower back pain. Any therapeutic influence is related to the exercise effects rather than stability issues.
7.There may be potential danger of damaging the spine with continuous tensing of the trunk muscles during daily and sports activities.
8. People who have been trained to use complex abdominal hollowing and bracing manoeuvres should be discouraged from using them.

I know how hard it is hard to let go of the things we say every day, so perhaps we can just re invent and create a new dialogue that will help people move away from trying to pull in one or a few muscles  and work on the entire global framework. Imagine that instead of an approximate 650 muscles in the human body, we think of them as only one. This muscle connects throughout the human structure with every movement via connective, tissue, fascia and breath.

So let’s redefine the core

Start by firing their imagination, this is such an important part of knowing yourself and how your body works. We create a mental picture of how we are standing in the here and now, it is changeable as we become stronger and more stable. The great thing about this new core is that it is a framework within which we do our very best work. It is not there to protect us, it is there to help us move and function better. Once we allow our imagination to create a shield around us that is our core we will allow ourselves to achieve great things in movement.

Here are a couple of our common teaching terms that will now come into play:

  • BALANCE – we are looking to create the perfect balance between stability ad flexibility. The term tensegrity (tension plus integrity) defines this; when muscles, mind and fascia work together to create seamless movement we have achieved balance.
  • CORE – In re defining the core, we now think of the body as having a core like an apple core that runs form the base of the foot to the top of the head. This centre core has guidelines around the entire body to help it move to its best potential at the same time as stopping it from moving too far.

When we refer to the core moving forward we are promoting postural balance. The guide lines that we will now discuss will help you to imagine a structure from foundations to the very top working as one with tensegrity. The problem with out previous version of core stability is that is focused on protecting an already protected structure – the spine, and preventing it from injury that is unlikely to happen. The re defined core provides guidelines that will help balanced, stable, strong function in every day activities and advanced performance in our chosen physical activities. We perceived “good posture” to be standing upright with everything aligned. This now re defines as a balanced posture, where muscles, mind & fascia working synergistically to create great posture in motion.

Let’s redefine our core

As we stand like a mountain using the yoga (tadasana pose) with feet together, balanced in standing with arms stretched down by our sides, palms facing forward. Imagine your entire body being light upon the mat, almost floating. Energy is not pushing down into the ground it is circulating around the body encouraging every part to connect. we are going to establish guide or support lines around our bodies that will assist and  support us when we move.

  • Core Guide Line – This is the apple core and runs from the foot to the head. The deep muscles ( mainly slow twitch) are closest top the bones and responsible for stabilisation. this is the closest we come to our old version of the core and core stability. Once we train these muscles, they learn and respond with speed. The brain thinks, the muscles respond and the fascia connects, it is beautiful. Establish this line as you stand and when you teach say it out loud. It starts at the sole of the foot and travels through the ankle, along the back of the calf, up the inner thigh where it splits at the pelvis. The front line moves along the front of the pelvis to the spine, along the front of the spine, the front of the rib cage and into the throat. At the back of the pelvis it goes up through the seat, along the back of the spine and rib cage, into the back of the neck. We are grounded and stable.
  • Front Guide Line – Starts at the top of the foot and travels through the anterior chain to the back of the head – Concerns itself with flexion & moving forward.
  • Back Guide Line – Start at the sole of the foot, travels through the posterior chain going up and over the head to the forehead (as you progress, name the muscles posterior and anterior that the guides pass through) – Concerns itself with extension & moving back.
  • Side Guide Lines – Starts at the outside of the foot and travels upward along the outside of the lower leg, thigh and into the hip, coming out of the hip it criss, crosses through the side abdominal muscles ( obliques/rectus), into the and through the ribs, onto the neck muscles, connecting at the head. Concerns themselves with lateral flexion.
  • Rotational Guides – Well these just spiral around the body from the foot to the head, allowing us to walk like super models on a cat walk. Concerns themselves with rotation and stabilise the walking, running motion.

Now we can put it into practice

Almost every exercise in your repertoire will now be a core exercise, they will all contribute to better function, more eloquent movement patterns and a posture defined by the way that you stand move and control yourself in motion.

Lets recap on our old habits

Redefining the core in practice

Establishing a new centre of gravity

A brand new warm up


21 Mar 2020


Hi, before we do anything online, please download your FFY WORKBOOK 2020

I am so happy that we can do this online. Please know that every word that comes out of my mouth on a 2 day course is here in audio for you to play and repeat as often as you need. I am sure you (like everyone else) will be sick of the sound of me over the next few weeks. Let me also apologise now for sniffing, saying the wrong words and dropping into my Midlands accent when I get excited. Lets crack on!

Here are a few things to remember in order to get the best results:

  • Repeat everything you hear. There is so much information, it is often hard to take it all in.
  • Write things down
  • Email me with any and all questions, you are never bothering me.
  • Please try to break down the defensive walls that may come up when I ask you to drop, change or walk away from the things that stop you from being and advanced instructor. Taking yoga after 2 days is a big ask and in order to do this once you have to be the very best version of yourself. This starts and ends in the way that you deliver physical yoga. So stick with me. On this subject (in fact – on only this subject, I know what I am talking about.)

In order to make you the best FFY instructors EVER, I am bringing in some of the advanced videos and am gifting you the 8 day journey with Jayne (me) & John Marquez (PC Penhale – from Doc Martin), please watch this at your leisure, especially if you have not done much yoga before. It is a great way to see how we communicate – let me know what you think.

Look at the right hand navigation and work through in your own time. I would definitely make a plan. Remember the course takes 2 days usually, so aim to finish in roughly that time.

Yoga 2020 #teamsamaritans

19 Mar 2020

WELCOME TO YOGA 2020 #teamsamaritans

Hello, this is our 2020 charity download, created by Jayne Nicholls for GXT, the class is aimed at healthy adults and can be tweaked by qualified instructors to teach special populations.

Your mini course is designed for you to:

  • Improve your self practice
  • Teach to your groups
  • Raise money for the SAMARITANS charity


I am using Above & Beyond by Flow State, this really does mark another step into how we do Freestyle Yoga. I have always used popular tracks but this is something very different. The more you hear it, the more it resonates. Try to put the finished

version to the spoken word tracks.

Here are links on you tube:

Full continuous mix

Spoken words

You can also get this on itunes.

WARM UP –  2.34 minutes

I am working on all kinds of ranges of motion here. Allowing the body to twist and turn to meet its capabilities. It drops, swings, straightens and turns, we add sound by clapping the hands and moving them with force to the sternum to bring all energy back into the core of the body. See how this progresses in our Facebook group with video clips.

WARM UP – 8.01

This is great fun and really challenging. We are moving through every plane of motion, investigating speed, control, sound and freedom.


Here you will learn how to put together the sequence with technical tips and ideas.


Honestly, there is no one way to put this class together Every time I teach it, it takes on a whole new life form. I simply love it. Have a look at our facebook page to see what everyone is up to.


In the same way that the standing warm up investigates every range of motion, so does our relaxation. Allow people to engage in their own space


By purchasing this challenge you have donated to SAMARITANS UK working together to make sure fewer people die by suicide. Every six seconds, they respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They are here for anyone who needs someone.

We want you to teach this class and then arrange a party or event to raise money for SAMARITANS UK  please use the hashtag #teamsamaritans.

We would love you to share your videos and progress on our Facebook page.

Please go out and raise  money for this cause, teach YOGA 2020 #teamsamaritans to your groups. Create an event and raise both awareness and funds.

Here is the link for all donations.

Thank you x

You can now go out and teach it to your groups, create and event and raise money for this valuable cause.

Yoga 2020 #teamsamaritans – £15.00

Children’s Yoga #teamsamaritans

18 Mar 2020


Hello, this is our 2020 charity download, created by Antonella Bettley for GXT, the class is aimed at “tweens” and can be tweaked by qualified instructors to teach to their kids demographic.

Your mini course is designed for you to:

  • Improve your self practice
  • Teach to your groups
  • Raise money for the SAMARITANS charity


SELF CARE SEQUENCE – 3.18 minutes

Designed to work on the postural issues that arise form everyday activities.





By purchasing this challenge you have donated to SAMARITANS UK working together to make sure fewer people die by suicide. Every six seconds, they respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. They are here for anyone who needs someone.

We want you to teach this class and then arrange a party or event to raise money for SAMARITANS UK  please use the hashtag #teamsamaritans.

We would love you to share your videos and progress on our Facebook page.

Please go out and raise  money for this cause, teach CHILDREN’S YOGA #teamsamaritans to your groups. Create an event and raise both awareness and funds.

Here is the link for all donations.

Thank you x

Level 2 Freestyle Fitness Yoga

19 Aug 2019

This online course fully prepares you for your freestyle Fitness Yoga Qualification. Please read through your welcome emails and progress with your level 2 units as planned. Your assessor will answer any questions relating to the level 2 content.

If you are working with an FFY Ambassador please attend as many classes as possible paying particular attention to their teaching style and skills. We encourage you to develop your own personal style from the beginning using language that is clear and specific to your exercise prescription.

Let’s get started:

  • Download your workbooks and manuals
  • Watch all video clips.
  • Complete your quizzes.
  • Prepare your first class

We look forward to having you onboard with as an FFY Instructor.

Level 3 Award In Designing Pre & Post Natal Exercise

8 Jul 2019

Welcome to your online videos for the Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Pre & Post Natal Clients.

Our online content is designed to compliment your manual study with helpful tips and advice on teaching this special population.

Your course workbook & manual:

Please download your manual and use it to study for all units –

Here is your manual to study from – PPN Manual July 2019

Your workbook is a word document that can be edited – saved and emailed to your assessor for marking – PPN Workbook July19

Class Planning worksheet – PPN lesson plan




Aug 20, 2020
Brilliant course, really inspiring. Can't wait to get started!
Aug 12, 2020
Hello, How long do I have left on his course before it expires? I have really struggled throughout lockdown. Caroline
Dec 16, 2019
Welcome to your online videos for the Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults - you might have a little website error

Level 3 Award In Designing Exercise Programmes For Older Adults

8 Jul 2019

Welcome to your online study for the Level 3 Award in Designing Exercise Programmes for Older Adults.

Our online content is designed to compliment your manual study with helpful tips and advice on teaching this special population.

Your course workbook & manual:

Please download your manual and use it to study for all units – Older Adult Manual

Your workbook is a word document that can be edited, saved and emailed to your assessor for marking – Older-Adult-Workbook-revised May 2020


Jun 03, 2020
Worked my way through the lessons and starting my worksheets. Fantastic content already and thank you for the inspiration through the classes I followed during lockdown Sally. Gave me the confidence to purchase the course and learn a lot from it, as I have already. Carol HJ

Hot Yoga Certification

22 Apr 2019

Sun Salutation Challenge

16 Nov 2018

Young Yoga – content and learning materials.

30 Aug 2018

Welcome to Young Yoga, this online study is the heart of our practical teaching. Your Level 3 Certificate In Teaching Yoga To Children 5-16 underpins everything that we do here and moving forward. It guarantees that you are credible, authentic and adhere to the national occupational standards:

National Occupational Standards (NOS) specify UK standards of performance that people are expected to achieve in their work, and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively. NOS, which are approved by UK government regulators, are available for almost every role in every sector in the UK.

How to navigate your course:

? All of your lessons are listed to the right at the top of the page, the content is also listed below.

? Complete each lesson and check the box to mark it as complete – you will not be able to move forward until you complete each section.

?  Once all sections are complete you can refer to them all using the navigation bars to the right.

? You can ask questions online but for the quickest reply please email Jayne

This is where the fun really starts

GXT provide you with the underpinning knowledge, ideas for content and examples of what to teach BUT no one can ever teach you how to get up in front of your first group and talk to them with confidence in a language that they understand. Having children helps, having experience helps, teaching other classes helps but absolutely nothing will make you good at it apart form doing it over and over again.

Your learning materials


Your level 2 manual for the 4 pre requisite units – Level 2 Units Manual Feb 2020

Your workbook for the  4 pre requisite units – Young Yoga Level 2 units workbook Feb 2020


Work your way through the online content – please navigate via the index in the right hand column

Your Young Yoga manual – Young Yoga Manual Nov 18

Your Young Yoga workbook – Young Yoga Workbook January 2020 V4

Young Yoga sample class plan – Young Yoga sample class plan

Breathing 101

21 Aug 2018

Level 4 Yoga Teacher Training

18 Feb 2018

Louise Gamble
Feb 21, 2020
Hi Di Would you like me to email or do I need bring my Exercise to music or Gym instructor cerf for the anatomy unit kind regards Louise
Kim Wells
May 02, 2018
Hi Di - I have completed with anatomy worksheet, Q33 states"you will be given 5 muscles by your assessor" - can you let me know which ones you require. Can you give me the email address I send the completed workbook, too? Many thanks.
Jo-Anne Munt
Mar 07, 2018
Hi. I have completed this section, how do I get the unit 2 please. Thanks.
Stacey Martin
Mar 04, 2018
Hi again DI!! I've just found it!! Thanks again Stacey
Stacey Martin
Mar 04, 2018
Hi Di, Hope you're well. I've got the Health and Safety workbook, but can't find the part that I need to complete and send to you. Many thanks Stacey

Standing Postures & FFY Technique.

9 Jan 2018

Warm Up & Sun Salutations

9 Jan 2018

Barre Fitness 4 CPD

9 Jan 2018

Barre Fitness 3 CPD

9 Jan 2018

Your 8 day journey into understanding Yoga with John Marquez

19 Sep 2017

May 14, 2020
Perfect! I thoroughly enjoyed watching & taking part in this - and John asking the right questions. I think I've just sorted a very long term back niggle with one of the floor/pelvic stretches. You should definitely do this again ( pref together if John is still practising?!) Thanks

Freestyle Yoga for MIND

8 Sep 2017

Oct 23, 2018
Absolutely loved this!!!
avis vincent
Feb 20, 2018
Ps . It does say it is an entire class ! surely an entire class would last longer then that. I have never known a class be that short.
avis vincent
Feb 20, 2018
Hi just downloaded the freestyle yoga for mind . A bit disappointed with it because it does say that it is an entire class but it isn't ,it is just in blocks and the whole thing only last about 15 or 16 minutes in total . I know it is for a good cause but I feel I have been misled by the discription. From Avis Vincent.

FFY introduction DVDs

8 Sep 2017

Sep 28, 2019
Absolutely Brilliant!
Feb 01, 2019
I have bought the download/DVD but I can't find how to download? I can only stream? or will I get a DVD in the post? The product did not say it could only be streamed (I thought I was buying a product that I would like to be able to use offline?) and I would like to view where I do not have access to internet. Many thanks
Nov 21, 2018
I’ve enjoyed watching, learning and practising, watching, learning and practising....
Jayne Nicholls
Sep 24, 2018
They are not downloadable sorry - they need to viewed form your computer. I have had to make it this way in order for them not to be shared.
Jul 10, 2018
Can you advise how i download these on to my computer ?
maria radford
Mar 23, 2018
I dont know where to go to download the dvd's ?
maria radford
Mar 23, 2018
hi Jayne having bought the FYY suggested dvd's i cant find how to down load them onto my comp ? so i can get practicing before the course in mid april
maria radford
Mar 20, 2018
hi jayne ive firstly purchased the FYY 1 standing postures @ FFY technique and FFY warm up and sun salutations as a duo pack, but accidentally purchased double, so ive now paid £50 instead of £25 would you let me know when i can be reimbursed the £25. The web site is a mine field i now havent a clue where i download them onto my comp ? confused. Maria Radford
Bella Williams
Nov 08, 2017
Hi Jayne Many thanks for your message regarding the DVD...I am sure we are all happy that it has all now been uploaded and playing... Bella x
Jayne Nicholls
Oct 31, 2017
Hi Bella, I understand that they were not happy however it was out of my control. It is now fixed.
Bella Williams
Oct 30, 2017
Hi Jayne I wanted to say what a fab two days training FFY with Annalie I have just completed at David Lloyd in Bristol.. Annalie was amazing, her knowledge, experience and teaching skills were second to none. She gave me so much confidence when facing the class to teach on the second day and her feedback was positive which I will take on board. Though, one point regarding the FFY DVD, it would have really helped if I could have seen the whole of DVD 2 as I think this may have helped, but not knowing what the contents were after the 26 minutes, I am not sure!! Perhaps you can see if this can be fixed soon as I know that some other participants on the weekend had also purchased the DVD's were not happy. Thanks Bella
Alison Allaston
Oct 26, 2017
I've watched the 26 minutes - any news on the rest of the DVD? Many thanks, Ali
Jacqueline Reilly
Oct 22, 2017
Hi Jayne I paid for both DVD's however there doesn't seem to be a way to download the DVD's so that you can watch them off line and the standing postures DVD is still cutting out after 26mins or so..... would there be any way we could download the DVDs so that we can watch them at our leisure... Many thanks Jacqueline x
Ivan Beadle
Oct 10, 2017
Hi Jayne Was very disappointed with the course on the weekend of the 7th & 8th October. I was not told before attending that there was a workbook to print out . I have been through my account and cannot see anywhere that refers to the workbook and questionnaire that needs to be done. I have to say that Vicky was not very helpful regarding this matter and just suggested that I took notes. Which would be difficult when trying to do the moves. I feel it was also very unprofessional of her to comment on the tone of my voice in front of the whole group before I did my practical assessment. How can the tone of someone's voice be a reason to fail a course. I have been teaching for over 15 years and doing instructor courses during this time and never have I had a rude or bad comment said about my voice. In fact most people say I have good tone for teaching. I also did not appreciate being told it was a mamby pamby tone to my voice. I was at a disadvantage to begin with by not having the workbook to study before the course and I feel that she decided on the Saturday of the course to fail me. Ivan
Sarah Broadway
Oct 10, 2017
Thank you Jayne and Vicky for a great training course. Very inspiring and yes it will definitely improve my delivery of a class!

FFY Update

7 Aug 2017

Aug 25, 2020
Hi Jayne, enjoyed the FFY update, particularly the breathing section. Many thanks 😊
Aug 13, 2020
Thank you Jayne for the refresher course. Great to go over practical and theory knowledge, and learn more about bringing breath into our movement practice.
Jun 10, 2020
Thanks so much Jayne. This was a brilliant course...great breathing and locks section-a perfect progression and am excited to get going using this new knowledge!x
May 11, 2020
Thanks again Jane. So much useful information as always :-)
Apr 25, 2020
Thank you for all of your videos, insights and education. I really enjoyed this and am excited to practice and teach these new skills!
Apr 11, 2020
Lovely refresher. Always great to be reminded of he basics. Rachel
Mar 23, 2020
Great refresher course, thank you. Lots of new ideas for my FFY SUP-yoga classes, particularly the breathing, locks and relaxation video.
Feb 22, 2020
Loved it thanks some great ideas xx
Jan 30, 2020
found this update really helpful for refreshing my classes esp the breathing section ????
Nov 14, 2019
Thank you Jayne for this update it has given me inspiration and new ideas .Loved the videos, beautifully demonstrated with wonderful scenery. Vanda xx
Sep 03, 2019
Thanks for creating this update and providing insight to breathing techniques ?
Jan 08, 2019
Really loved doing this refresher course. Picked up lots of new tips and moves and cant wait to get using them all! Feeling refreshed and inspired.x
Dec 19, 2018
Again, great to refresh, loved it, lots of new ideas
Oct 11, 2018
Enjoyed the Course gave me lots of ideas for my classes loved the breathing video looking forward to continue teaching FFY yoga for a long time to come
Lindsay Howard
Jun 19, 2018
Enjoyed the updates and feeling refreshed. I’d like to mention that 3 years ago when I started teaching FFY it wasn’t really accepted by some of the (may I say) exclusive clubs. Today I am being asked especially for Fitness Yoga. Well done for breaking through!
Kimberley Mullard
Feb 20, 2018
I really enjoyed going through this, felt inspired all over again. Do we receive a copy of renewed certificate?
Karolina Fung-On
Jan 04, 2018
Brilliant update, love teaching FFY, and class members keep coming back and spreading the word!
Julie Humphreys
Sep 11, 2017
Great informative online content, looking forward to continuing with FFY. Thanks :)

Barre Fitness Online Certification

1 Aug 2017

Aug 30, 2020
Hi I have completed all the sections as far as I can see and completed all the tests but the status still says in progress. Can you tell me what I am missing? Great course!
Aug 17, 2020
Great course, lovely to be able to put my ballet training into use in my classes. When can I expect my certificate? Thanks
Aug 17, 2020
I completed this course in May but still no certificate? How long does it usually take?
Aug 14, 2020
I have completed all the sections, just waiting to receive my certificate. Cant wait to get planning and teaching my sessions!
Jul 16, 2020
Loved every second can’t wait to start on some choreography for classes x
Jul 08, 2020
Thank you, a very easy to follow course, and I really enjoyed it!
Jul 02, 2020
All sections completed, how do i get the certificate? Thanks, Alice.
Jun 30, 2020
absolutely loved trying all the moves I am a pilates instructor so this fits lovely into trying something different. now to start pulling some sequences together thank you.
Jun 29, 2020
Donna 29th June 2020 I really enjoyed learning this Fitness Programme. It was really informative and so easy to follow! thank you Jayne. Looking forward to getting started now xx
Jun 08, 2020
Have really enjoyed this course and buzzing to get started! Thank you x
May 31, 2020
hello, I've really enjoyed doing this course! I've completed all the sections and received the Wordpress emails to confirm test results apart from the Barre Basics? I did complete this section correctly and have taken a photo as confirmation. Can you help? Will the course be complete once this part has been recorded? Thank you
May 29, 2020
All completed. Very enjoyable and looking forward to teaching it. Thank you. Will I receive my certificate soon?
May 27, 2020
All completed! Thank you! Could you let me know when and how I will receive my certificate! Thank you xx
May 09, 2020
When do we usually receive certificates by? Many thanks
Apr 29, 2020
Such an amazing course and Jayne has said she will send my certificate through ASAP. Love this
Apr 22, 2020
Ive completed course and loved it and now have lots of practicing to do now!Could you let me know how I know if I passed and how to get certificate? many thanks xxx
Carol Dane
Apr 22, 2020
Hi , I thought I had completed this course can I confirm if I have please? I don't remember receiving a certificate? It was a while ago now and am trying to send all my certs to a potential employer. I can see I have have completed the sections but on the course progress it does not show as complete? Thankyou Carol
Apr 13, 2020
Thank you, I have completed the course and look forward to receiving my certificate. Could you advise when this will be received. Cheers.
Mar 29, 2020
Hi I have now completed the course which I have really enjoyed. Please could you send my certificate.
Mar 28, 2020
Hi, I've completed the course, when will I get the certificate please? thanks
Kirsty Holman
Mar 12, 2020
Hi still days course in progress, completed a while ago and still no certificate. Company asking for now please thank you
Oct 20, 2019
Thank you for the course. I'm looking forward to bringing this to my local gym. When will the certificate be available?
Oct 11, 2019
I have worked through the videos, tests and work book, very informative, thanks! Please can I apply for my certificate?
Aug 27, 2019
Really enjoyed this course. Thank you Please can you let me know when I can expect the certificate to evidence completion. I want to start teaching asap. Thanks !
Jul 01, 2019
Completed the course 3 weeks ago,have a class starting this week and still waiting to receive my certification Coould you please let me know x
Jun 15, 2019
Hi, great course thanks, when do I get my certificate? Thanks x
Jun 09, 2019
Amazing Course. i come from a dancing background and cannot wait to incorporate this into my workouts and inspire and motivate others hopefully as well.
May 10, 2019
When do we expect to see our certificate after completion? Many thanks
Apr 16, 2019
Hi im all done, how do I claim my certificate please.
Mar 24, 2019
Hi! All done thank you- when does the certificate come?
Mar 23, 2019
Hi Jayne Thank for the wonderful course . Could you please send me my certificate please
Mar 19, 2019
Fantastic course. Really enjoyed it. Can you let me know how I get my certificate. Thank you
Mar 11, 2019
Hi Jayne, thank you for a fantastic course. All steps and tests completed, but its saying 95% completed, I cant see where I need to complete the other 5%? Thank you! Emma :)
Feb 22, 2019
Hi Jayne, thank you for a fantastic course. All steps and tests completed, please advise how I can receive my certificate. I am so looking forward to teaching this! Thanks, Sophie
Sharon Ogilvie
Feb 17, 2019
Hi Jayne loved the course. Have completed all sections and test successfully can you please forward me my certificate. Thanks Sharon.
Dec 25, 2018
Hello, Jayne. I've completed all sections tests but the progress bar says 23 out of 24 steps completed. By the comments here, other people have had the same problem. Is there anything I'm missing? Please advise. If not, when can I get my certificate, please? Thank you so much and Merry Christmas!
Nov 20, 2018
Hi Jayne, all sections completed, but the course progression says 6 out of 24 steps completed, but I'm not sure what I've missed. Could you give me some advice on what I need to do next? Thank you
Nov 20, 2018
Hi Jayne, All done but the course progress shows something else. Please send my certificate through when you can as I am desperate to get on some timetables for 2019. Many Thanks
Lynn Stevenson
Nov 04, 2018
A bit disappointed with the content. All completed. What music would you recommend? Lynn
Oct 25, 2018
Hi Jayne, course all completed and emails received for completion of each section, how is the certificate sent and how long does it take please? Lesley
Oct 23, 2018
Hey Completed the sections shown :) Is there more needed to be done? The progress bar shows about 80%? Bernadette x
Sep 26, 2018
All sections completed, progress bar showing only 50% complete, is there more i need to do? please advise, many thanks, loved it. Vanessa
Sep 21, 2018
Good morning Jayne, all sections completed and tests completed, but the progress is showing incomplete. Is there anything else I am required to complete, thank you, Sarah,
Aug 15, 2018
Hello Jayne, course completed. Love love loved it, can't wait for my certificate so that I can start teaching this.
Aug 13, 2018
Hello Jayne Course completed, look forward to receiving my certificate. What music/source do you use and any marketing material available please? Many thanks Julia Clarke
Aug 12, 2018
Hi Jayne, absolutely loved the course. All sections complete. Looking forward to receiving my Certificate. Many Thanks. Jemma
Jul 22, 2018
Hello, same question as some of the previous messages; but what is the next step? I've completed all of the quizzes, but there's no instruction as to what I have to do now. Please advise. Many thanks in advance.
Argyro Mouchliadou
Apr 11, 2018
Ok, just solve it and finish the course. I cant wait for my certificate. Thank you very much jayne, it was really nice.
Argyro Mouchliadou
Apr 11, 2018
Hi, I have a question, i complete my barre burn study and test, i even receive the mail that confirm the test success but in the progress of the course does not appear that I complete it... did not turn green... Any ideas please how to solve the problem?
Carol Davies
Apr 09, 2018
Hi Jayne, all done. Thanks and look forward to receiving my certificate!
Mar 27, 2018
Hi, Course completed. Is there anything more to do to receive certification as per previous questions? Regards, Holly
Kirsty Holman
Mar 23, 2018
Hi, loved the course! Just completed it. What do I do next to receive the certificate? Many Thanks Kirsty
Mar 20, 2018
Just completed barre fitness course, how/where do I access the certificate?
Mandy Bell
Jan 21, 2018
Hi Jayne - I’ve completed the course. Please let me know if there’s anything further I need to do in order to receive my certificate Thanks, Mandy Bell
Jan 16, 2018
please can you forward my certificate

Advanced Freestyle Fitness Yoga

31 Jul 2017
Aug 24, 2020
Excellent refresher and technique perfect
Aug 15, 2020
Thank you Jayne. I’m returning to teaching in the my community venues from next month. I shall do so now with more knowledge and confidence!
Louise Gamble
Feb 27, 2020
I found the video really helpful, great to build on the knowledge and use some of the advance posture within my class.
Dec 19, 2018
Really enjoyed this renewed learning. Great refresher and also new learning to allow my teaching to grow

ETM Online Mentor

31 Jul 2017

Mar 28, 2019
Hi team, I can't see who my assessor is? It's not in either the welcome email or letter, it just refers to 'your assessor'. I have the assessment plan to return, but don't know quite where to send it. Can you help? thanks, Natalie Poulter (ETM level 2)

Level 3 Yoga LAP Mentor

31 Jul 2017

Oct 04, 2017
Hello Di. Hope you are well? I am getting a bit of a muddle with Unit 2, Question 33 and 34, section 6 Endocrine System. My questions is how much do i need to write for the components part of question 33? I'm thinking i maybe describing too much rather than saying what makes up these different glands. In question 34 its asking what is the function of the Endocrine system. Do i need to mention all the glands again describing each ones function? Or do I need to just say what the endocrine system does? I hope I have made it clear. In question 33 i have mentioned what makes up each part but its a tricky one without going into too much detail. Thank you, Kate Cassar