Mid-Section Trainer

Level: Professional Development

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge in Mid-Section Training to expand an existing practice, as a foundation qualification towards further studies, or for personal interest
  • Be awarded the BSY Professional Certificate of Merit
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Out of all the areas of the body that people want to change, the midsection is by far the most popular.  In the average person wanting to achieve a slim, defined and toned mid-section, in six weeks. This course is intended for the personal trainer or gym instructor who wants to specialise in this lucrative area, although it is suitable for anyone looking to improve his or her own appearance in the most effective way possible.


  • Lesson One
    • Welcome
    • The Mid-Section
      • A Few Facts on the Mid-Section
      • Why Train the Mid-Section?
    • Record Keeping
  • Lesson Two
    • Getting Results
    • Diet
      • Fats
      • Protein
      • Carbohydrates
      • Water
      • Alcohol
    • Weight Loss
      • Fat-Burning Foods
      • Protein-Rich Plant Foods
      • Menu Planning
  • Lesson Three
    • Fat Burning Exercise
      • How Much Aerobic Exercise is Needed?
      • Maximum Heart Rate
      • Warming Up and Cooling Down
      • Combined Training
      • Timing and Choreography
      • When to Exercise
      • Start Slowly
      • Running
  • Lesson Four
    • Abdominal Exercises
      • Isometric Exercise
      • Isotonic Exercise
      • Reps and Sets
      • Grouping of Exercises
    • Practice (Section One)
      • Communication with Client
      • Points to Note
      • Basic Abdominal Crunch
      • Twisted or Oblique Abdominal Crunch
      • Reverse Crunch
      • Knees to Chest
      • Ball Twists
      • Wall Twists
      • Seated Twist
      • Side Crunch
      • Alternate Knee to Elbow
      • Hand to Knee Obliques
      • Standing Knees to Elbows
      • Flutter Kicks
      • Abdominal Vacuum
  • Lesson Five
    • Practice (Section Two)
      • Frog Crunch
      • Imagination Rope Climbing
      • Imagination Pull Ups
      • Imaginary Boxing
      • V-Sit Ups
      • V-Sit Up and Counter Raise
      • Wall Crunches
      • Oblique Wall Crunches
      • Lower Back Extensions
    • Section Three
      • Slant Board Crunch
      • Inversion Boot Crunch
    • Mid-Section Exercise Equipment
    • Visualisation and Meditation
    • Putting it All Together

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.