Founded 2008

About Us


As far as we at Muse Fitness Qualifications are concerned, working within the fitness industry isn’t really work.

As instructors, personal trainers, tutors and assessors we have a unique opportunity to turn something that we love doing for free into something we actually get paid for!

While most jobs in most industries are confined to a job title or description, a job within the fitness industry can and will continuously evolve if you want it to. You could start your career as a gym instructor and discover a love for tutoring, or start as an assessor and end up becoming an ante and post-natal specialist.

The possibilities are endless, and at Muse Fitness Qualifications we like to nurture every single learner through their chosen qualification and beyond, coaching and supporting them through every challenge and change their career presents.

There are no limits, and with a constantly expanding selection of courses to train in we see many of our learners return periodically. We love being able to see our learners grow and change, and feel privileged to stay involved in their lives.

Our Story:

Muse Fitness Qualifications was founded in 2008 by Gracie Cocksedge, a motivated Studio Fitness Instructor, tutor, assessor, personal trainer and presenter with over 18 years of experience in the fitness industry. Before Gracie embarked on her fitness journey she was an unhealthy and overweight university student studying geomorphology. Gracie attended a fitness class (the first exercise she had taken part in since enforced physical education classes at primary school) with a friend to support them, and accidently found herself hooked to exercise!

With a monumental effort Gracie turned her life around. She lost 6 stone in weight, finished her degree and retrained as an exercise to music instructor, adding Step exercise to music, gym instructor, personal trainer, ante and post-natal instructor and Pilates qualifications to her skill set. Gracie then taught between 20 and 30 classes per week for years before discovering her love for tutoring after stepping in to help out a colleague to deliver an ETM qualification. From there she qualified as a tutor and an assessor, and launched Muse Fitness Qualifications.

All our courses start from Level 2  – this is the entrance level into the fitness industry. 

All our courses are accredited by YMCA Awards. The qualifications are government approved (on the QCF, RQF and/or the NQF) and are sought after by employers internationally.

Our team of highly qualified experienced tutors and assessors will support you through your chosen training programme making each step of your journey a fun and enjoyable experience.


We started 8 years ago in 2014 – Gracie had 2 students: Tina Paige and Thomas Ward, studying for 2 qualifications – Gym Instructor and Exercise to Music.

It was brand new, she was nervous and wasn’t sure how it was going to go.

As confidence and awareness of Muse Fitness Qualifications grew, we added Step Instructor – Gracie’s passion is Step so she really ran with this – It is a rare qualification and a niche talent to have.

Then she started looking at specialist trainers to deliver the qualifications:

  • Sarah Winderbank – Aqua Aerobics
  • Yolande Green – Pilates

All the best tutors delivering the best training!