Reasons to Love working in Fitness

Do you love your Job…?If not have a think, why not? A lot of us begin working in the fitness industry as it was a hobby we enjoyed. Some of us were sporty as children and so professional fitness became a natural progression of for us. Something we hear a lot when teaching courses during…

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February 13, 2020

A Personal Trainer’s Life…

Sometimes as a Personal Trainer things don’t always go to plan but be reliable, flexible in your approach and consistent with what you do. I recently went to see a personal training client for 7.30am but there was much more traffic than normal, a 25 minute journey too 1 hour and 10 minutes! It was…

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January 31, 2020

2020 Fitness Trends

With health and fitness being a booming industry I thought I’d look at some trends for 2020. This comes from the American College of Sports Medicine health and fitness journal. According to the ACSM some of our favourites are still in the top 10 for Fitness Trends in 2020 and here they are: 10 –…

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January 31, 2020

Ditch the New Years Resolutions!

Why wait till New Year to try something new or set a goal when you can do it right now! Yes that’s right, just get on and do it… Is it just a delay tactic, another way of putting something off or just an excuse not to get started straight away? New years resolutions are…

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January 1, 2020

New Year, New Career?

This time of year is often when people start reviewing current situations or plans for the future. Maybe it’s time for you to think about the following… Does your current career fulfil you?  Does it make you happy? Does it really light your fire? If not why not! A fitness industry career can be a very…

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December 31, 2019

Can you really turn your hobby into a career?

If you exercise regularly and absolutely love it then yes, why ever not… To have a successful career in the fitness industry I think firstly you need a passion for not only exercise but helping people. Many people come into the fitness industry for their love of all things fitness and they may even have…

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November 14, 2019

5 Tips on Delivering Effective Group Exercise or PT Sessions

Communication Both verbal and non-verbal. Consider how you talk and communicate with your clients and or participants, people understand things differently and you may have to find many different ways of saying the same thing. If you give demonstrations make sure they are spot on.  When teaching group exercise, in some classes you should consider…

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October 15, 2019

What it really takes to pass your qualification

Sometimes I really wonder about people’s expectations are when they do a fitness industry qualification… We see people that think it’ll be easy then others that really worry it’s going to be unattainable. There seems to be no middle ground in their thought process. Often the ones that think it’ll be easy or don’t consider…

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October 8, 2019

Group Exercise Instructor or 121 Personal Trainer

What should you be or what do you even want to be? Have you ever been stuck on which type of exercise you prefer and maybe if you was going to be an instructor which you should become… Some people work successfully in the fitness industry doing a bit of both but normally start with…

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September 11, 2019

Course Dates for 2020

COURSE Awarding Body &Attendance Days Course Dates Level 2 Gym Instructor Active IQ2 Weekends 18th/19th & 25th/26thJanuary 2nd/3rd & 16th/17thMay 19th/20th & 26th/27th September Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Active IQ3 Weekends 7th/8th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th March 4th/5th, 18th/19th July& 1st/2nd August 7th/8th, 21st/22nd & 28th/29th November Level 2 Groupe Exercise to Music (Freestyle)…

August 14, 2019

Should face-to-face training be delayed due to government guidelines then our training courses where possible will be taken online via Zoom or on a similar platform. Please see our Coronavirus Policy (on page 11 of our Terms and Conditions) for full details.