Are you fanatical about health and fitness with the drive to inspire others to achieve their goals? Focus your energy and achieve a rewarding career with our personal training course.
If you want to take your training to the next level and you’re looking to become a fully qualified personal trainer or work in an associated active leisure role – this is the course for you.
You will spend half your time enjoying practical sessions in our new fitness studio, specialist gym and sports performance centre, while you work towards gaining recognised qualifications across a range of group and studio class-based exercises.
To give you industry experience and further develop your practical skills, you’ll be learning ‘on-the-job’ with weekly, relevant work placements in local leisure and fitness centres.
If your ambition is to start your own business we’ll develop your skills and knowledge in business, marketing, technology, customer service and enterprise and entrepreneurship – giving you a head start in developing a company you can be proud of.
Level 3 Diploma in Physical Activity, Fitness and Exercise Science
School: Tarporley High School Next step: Gym based job
Ambition: Personal Trainer or Fitness Instructor
“I’m super into fitness and I like all sports so when I heard about Reaseheath’s new facilities I was keen to study here. It’s been great using the sports hall and the sports science lab because I’ve learned how to use the latest equipment.
“Work experience in the college gym gave me a perspective on how the industry works and I also have a sports massage qualification which will help me to stand out. Fitness is on the rise and I know I’ll have lots of opportunities no matter what I choose to do.”
“Reaseheath has also developed me as a person. I’ve built skills and confidence and learned how to understand and respect other people.”
Find out more
Why study Personal Training at Reaseheath?
You’ll be training in our brand new fitness studio with state-of-the-art class and studio equipment.
On completing your course you will be a fully-qualified personal trainer, class instructor and sports massage therapist.
After leaving college you could walk straight into employment at a fitness and leisure centre or sports club, or set up as a self-employed trainer.
You can keep your finger firmly on the pulse of what’s trending in fitness by training in our new studio. You’ll be introduced to studio cycling, functional training, boxercise, step, kettlebells and fit ball.
You will gain relevant experience by working with clients from across the college – including our sports academy and public services students – and with members of the public.
Our business modules will give you the skills to set up and run your own small business – so you’ll be fully-equipped to take the industry by storm!
Where could your career take you?
On completing your course you’ll be a fully- fledged personal trainer with all the qualifications required to apply for roles in the fitness industry. You could choose to work for a fitness organisation or set yourself up in business.
If you fancy being your own boss, self- employment offers many lifestyle benefits such as increased flexibility and variety.
Freelance personal trainers usually charge an hourly rate and often rent space in a local gym or train their clients by visiting them at home – some even develop their own facilities. You could even choose to use Reaseheath’s facilities at a discounted rate to train your clients.
Some popular career choices include:
- Personal trainer
- Fitness instructor
- Sports massage therapist
- Sports fitness coach
- Activity leader
- Leisure centre manager
- Class instructor
- Associated roles in the active leisure industry
Train with us
You’ll be training in our new fitness studio, part of a £6 million investment into our sports facilities, which has a floor to ceiling mirrored wall and a brand-new studio with class equipment including:
- Olympic standard weight lifting platform
- 10 rear wheel spin bikes
- A range of kettlebells from 8kg-25kg
- Modifiable barbells for muscular endurance training and class-based exercises
- Step boxes for group step classes
- Stability and bosu balls to enhance core strength
- Weight bags
- Plyometric boxes
- Small weight dumbbells
- Battleropes and tyres
- New forms of training including grippers
Our state-of-the-art gym has all the equipment you’d expect to see at a professional fitness establishment in a small, friendly environment:
- Cardiovascular machines – treadmills, cross trainers, upright bikes, studio bikes and an arm crank
- Resistance machines covering full body
- Free weights
- Cable machine
- Smith machine
- Olympic standard weight lifting platform
- Functional training equipment
Gain the advantage
As part of your main qualification you will get the chance to work towards a range of additional awards which is great for your CV and your professional development.
There’s no doubt that additional qualifications enhance employability – in fact, many fitness centres require class as well as gym qualifications and strongly encourage ongoing personal and professional development.
You could work towards some of the following qualifications:
- Adolescent training – become qualified in how to train 11-16 year olds
- Health qualifications – awareness of the negative affects of lifestyle factors e.g. smoking and drinking on fitness performance
- Studio cycling
- Suspended movement
- Sports massage
In addition to our football academy students, we have strong links with Crewe Alexandra FC and their development players take part in training at Reaseheath. You will also be helping to enhance the performance of our sport academy players by creating individualised training programmes and providing sports massage therapy.
You’ll develop your coaching skills by helping to run fitness sessions and bootcamps for our public services students and give them the stamina to achieve the fitness levels required for entry fitness tests into the uniformed public services.
You can put your competitive streak to the test by taking part in the WorldSkills UK personal training competition. You’ll go head-to-head with other students from across the country to challenge your fitness level and ability.
You will get the chance to join the UK’s top fitness organisations at Body Power Expo in Birmingham and benefit from all that this giant exhibition has to offer. The exhibition showcases all the very latest developments in nutrition, sportswear and clothing, training and equipment. This event is great for networking – you’ll even be in the company of fitness celebrities!
You can also get plenty of hands-on experience by visiting local CrossFit gyms and various leisure and fitness centres in the area.
Get ready for industry
To improve your employability skills, you will complete a relevant work placement once a week across two years. Many students go on to secure full time or part time employment at the leisure and fitness centres where they spent their placement.
You will build your customer service skills by helping to run our commercial sports facilities and working with the public and academy players – all invaluable work experience for your future.
“A career in personal training can be highly rewarding. Working with different people to achieve their goals and delivering a selection of exercise classes offers variety to the job.
This is a challenging environment with plenty of opportunities for those who are self- motivated, organised and enthusiastic about health and fitness.”
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